Airy Green Afghan

V-stitch afghan

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.

Here’s what the edging looks like.
Fan edging

Touch of Country

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.

val valance with lace

Guest Bathroom Goes Patriotic

Keeping in the spirit of patriotism, I made a table skirt and basket liner.

Guest bath table

guest bath arrangement

I used the left over flowers to make an arrangement that sits on the toilet tank.

Wreaths Goes Patriotic

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.

Getting Ready for Summer

Getting Ready for Summer

After letting it sit over night, I decided that I did not like this look. So, I added a blue bow.

Added a blue bow  in an attempt to enhance the look.

Added a blue bow in an attempt to enhance the look.

Still did not like this look.

Next step, dissembled everything and started over.
Wreath 1 finished Liked this one much better. Don’t you agree?

Now, onto the next wreath …

Wreath 2 finished

Wreath 2 finished

Wreath 3 finished

Wreath 3 finished

Wreath 4 finished

Wreath 4 finished

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.

Added a few more wreaths.
Front door wreath

red bow wreath

small wreath

Puppy Portrait


Thought I’d experiment with an embroidery project capturing our puppy. I’m pleased with the results. What do you think?