Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

Not much to show for my crafting this time around, but I do have some photos of the flowers in my messy garden. My FIL planted the garden when the in-laws were living in this house, and we haven't done much with it since. I added one plant, and I try to weed every now and then. Here are some photos of what we have growing at the moment.

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And some project updates:

These are a few face cloths I've made for the Adopt-A-Mom collection we have going on at work. We are going to try and put together some Mother's Day gift bags with various goodies in them.

Here's my latest find at the $1 store. They had a great variety, so of course I had to get too many of them. But I didn't have any girly ones in my stash, so now I'm set for a while. They need to be bordered.

That's it for the moment. Hope to have lots more flower photos, and even more progress pictures for my crafts, or better yet, maybe some FO's!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Update to my 2011 List

- Edging on baby blankets (Blanket a, b, c, d & e): one left in stock, might pick up some more
- GGG for donation: Taking this off the list. I gave my sister all the yarn for lapghan squares
- Kaleidoscope, add more to current ghan: Have lots of scraps and I'm ready to start working on this again
- 12 inch squares to be made into lapghans for donation (Lapghan A, B): Also taking this off the list for same reason as GGG
- Becky's squares joined into an afghan (Lapghan C, D, E, F):
Finished a few of these, and taught her how to join, so I will only help when she gets overwhelmed
- Halloween ornaments: long time away, so haven't thought about these
- Crochet A Rainbow Squares: finished mine, waiting for a bunch from MIL to send off.
- Hearts

- Pink sparkle hat for gal at work
- Mini stockings and Christmas Ornaments: Better get started on these, Christmas is just around the corner!
- Tree of Life baby ghan (Progress 1): I've made great progress on this one, gotta keep at it.

- Color books for a few little ones

Baby Blanket Borders and a Lapghan

It's been over a month, and I don't feel like I have very much crafting to show off. Work has been very tiring, and I haven't even felt like crafting, which I should force myself to do so I can relax. It's settled a bit now, and I'm adding crafting into my daily routine as much as possible.

A few weekends ago I spent some quality time with my sisters and a close friend for girls weekend. During that time I taught our friend to sc around a baby blanket to make a border. Don't think I got a picture of the one she was working on, but here are some that I've finished.

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My sister has been plugging away at squares for lapghans. We're still trying to work through my stash of randomness. I'd like to start fresh, and get my craft room cleared out as much as possible so I can set it up for all of my crafty fun!

With all the 8 round grannies she finished previously, we set them out to be stitched together. I had one finished before girls weekend, and then I put another one together to show her how to join them. I hope she takes pictures of the one's she's completed, I love seeing the finished product. Here are the two that I've finished.

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That's it for the moment. I have one more baby blanket to border, my Tree of Life to Knit, and my Kaleidoscope to work on. I'm sure there's plenty more I'm forgetting, but those are the one's I'm going to concentrate on the next few weeks, unless I get bored.