First up, the birthday giraffe for my namesake, Sam. This is a Susan B. Anderson Craftsy class I took and I'm so glad I did. I think I'm a visual learner. I also bought her book which has this pattern in it plus so much more! I really enjoy toy making.
we celebrated 4 birthdays while my kids and grand kids were down here.
Unfortunately, this picture is before I backed it or blocked it.
I also made a crocheted flower pin for my daughter and once again forgot to photograph. I live alone so having all those people around was very confusing for me...more than my normal confused state! LOL! I'm not used to it anymore but I loved it!
All my projects this year are WIP's pretty much or projects I need to make for gifts or kits I have had laying around that I never started. This is a Dottie Angel blanket that I started and I have all the squares done except for weaving in the ends on the gold one there and doing one more square in the gray. I need to find a joining method. I've never joined squares before. Any good tutorials out there that you know of? It's too late for join-as-you-go. Dottie did not give directions just some pictures and a few tips but it was no tutorial that's for sure! She has stopped blogging too which is a shame. They get famous and then forget those who got them there...their loyal followers.
Current Crochet Project:
This is a Christmas present so I can't divulge what it will be...........
I also need to make the 2nd Spring Garden sock..........
Current Cross Stitch Project:
This is an old, old WIP that I ran across in my stash called Frost on the Pumpkin which can't come soon enough for me! Frost that is and Halloween and all things Fall!
This is a gift for someone so I'll leave it at that.......I started quilting it and forgot to put my walking foot on my machine...duh!!!! There's a few puckers at the end of the row which helped me finally catch on! LOL!
Purl Bee and low and behold, Alicia Paulson also got it and blogged about it. Great minds think alike! I am starting it this afternoon! A cup of tea and thee.....
These are the supplies from an Alicia Paulson wool felt Christmas Ornament kit but I can't put my hands on the instructions. Story of my life! That's what happens when I clean and organize....I can't find a thing! LOL! But I will!
Speaking of shopping..........there are a few things you need to know...
There's a drawing for some great yarn at Susan B. Anderson's blog
also a drawing for a darling coin purse kit over at Nana & Co.
but that's not all............Diane from Lavender Dreamer
posted about the entire set of Miss Marple ebook mysteries by Agatha Christie on sale at Amazon
for just $5.99........I'm just sayin'! LOL! Good deals are a girl's best friend!
P.S. I almost forgot.........
made Mario Batali's Italian tomato sauce
made his recipe for eggplant parmesan
fed the hummers
watered inside and outside plants