01 Jul 2015 Leave a comment
Resumed a knitting project that was set aside due to the move. This one is a baby blanket in an off white yarn. I wanted to do something whimsical. I love giving a new born the little book called the Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar. So when I stumbled across the stitch called the caterpillar stitch, I had no choice but to give it a try.
Finally finished this blanket last night. I used two One Pound skeins of Natura Yarn. Color is Pure Fisherman. The finished size is 44 x 52 inches.
30 Jun 2015 Leave a comment
Just finished working on a crocheted afghan using the V-stitch for the body. This stitch creates a lacy effect that is light and airy. The edging was made using a fan stitch. My afghan measures 50 inches by 56 inches. I used 5 skeins of Red Heart Yarn (Paddy Green), from my yarn stash, to make this afghan. I used a D crochet hook.
18 Jun 2015 1 Comment
After searching resources for a home decor idea, I decided I wanted to add a bit of country to our family room. I was intrigued with the use of burlap. Did not realize that burlap came in so many different colors. Since I was looking at window treatments, I settled on a coffee colored brown. I also thought it would be best that I use valances instead of full panels. I played with the idea of using pleats, but, when I hung up a sample I did not like the look. The pleats created a shadow effect because of the weave. Hence, I went back to the traditional pocket valance. To soften the look, I added a touch of white cotton flat lace.
10 Jun 2015 Leave a comment
Keeping in the spirit of patriotism, I made a table skirt and basket liner.
I used the left over flowers to make an arrangement that sits on the toilet tank.
06 Jun 2015 Leave a comment
So, I wanted to get ready for sprucing up the house for summer. Decided I would go for the patriotic look. This was my first attempt.
After letting it sit over night, I decided that I did not like this look. So, I added a blue bow. Still did not like this look.
Now, onto the next wreath …
With the completion of this project, I am moving on to the next home decor project. I need to sew a table skirt for the guest bathroom and make two floral arrangements. Pictures to follow upon completion.
02 Jun 2015 1 Comment
Thought I’d experiment with an embroidery project capturing our puppy. I’m pleased with the results. What do you think?
31 May 2015 1 Comment
My creative focus for the last few weeks has been on sprucing up my sewing room. The medium I chose was embroidery hoop artwork. Of course, the theme of the pieces will be sewing. I chose 7 inch embroidery hoops for the frames. Each piece is worked on a 7.5 inch circle. I serge the circle edges so that there is no raveling as I do the embroidery work. Then I back each piece with a felt circle and then I serge the hem again. I attach a ribbon loop to the top and then place the piece in the hoop.
27 May 2015 1 Comment
19 May 2015 Leave a comment
Wanted to make a baby blanket using a new pattern. Found a picture of a filet heart and then figured out how it was made. I wanted the baby blanket to be about 36 x 36 inches, so I made my foundation chain and then started crocheting the filet pattern. I separated each row of hearts with 3 rows of open filet. Used a fan pattern for the trim. Added a gray ribbon with a bow on one corner as a finishing touch.