A Fancy New Project

I bought a pattern.  This is news because it doesn’t happen very often.  But, this was too much to pass up:  Fancy Forest by Elizabeth Hartman. The pattern is available as a PDF or print version.  I got the print version.

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Yesterday I started a quilt.  Grandchild #6 is due the first part of July and this is perfect.

No, it isn’t paperpiecing.  That is why I bought it.

Worth every penny!

I can see myself making a lot of these.

Sew Sweet Simplicity Final Blocks

It is hard to believe we are already at the final blocks of the Sew Sweet Simplicity Block of the Month.

I built two copies each of all six blocks.

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Here is block 4 and bonus block 2.

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And here are all twelve together.

Next comes a setting plan and final assembly of the top.  It is so exciting!  How is yours coming along?  I look forward to seeing all of them.

In the meantime, you can leave a comment here and at the other participating blogs for a chance to win more great prizes.  Jacquelynne is so generous with giveaways.

****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****

 Sew Sweet Simplicity Free BOM-January Giveaway

The giveaway will be open until February 2.

See you again next month!

Big Girl Handbag (AKA Cracker Carrier)

Granddaughter Vera needed something to carry things, too, since brother has a tool belt.  They are 2-1/2 years old and, honestly, these will probably contain crackers more than anything else.

So, here is her very fashionable cracker carrier.

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It is loosely based on THIS TUTORIAL.

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I wish the handle were just  a little longer.  The pattern called for 12″.  I made it 14″.  It would be even better at 16″.

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But, that said, I am really happy with this big girl handbag and hope it carries many crackers for a happy child.

Restful Crochet

This afghan has been a work in progress for a while. With all the resting I am doing these days, I was able to finish it up.

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I love the pattern and the colors. You can find the tutorial HERE and enjoy making one yourself.  The tutorial is clear and easy to follow and resize for your own purposes.

It doesn’t have a home yet, but I am sure the right occassion will come along.

ps–My thanks again for all the kind words and suggestions for recovery. I am getting better. Slowly. But trying hard to be patient with life and with myself.

pps–Direct link to tutorial if that works better for you: http://lanasdeana.blogspot.com/2011/12/wave-blanket-pattern.html

 

All Small Three: Day Five

This might be my favorite project this week:  Fabric Crowns!  Those babies (twin grandchildren) turn two very soon and need a little something for the big day.  What could be better than crowns?  I can’t think of a thing!

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The tutorial was a breeze.  Printable template.  Everything sizes just right.  I used Pellon 809 interfacing.  The crowns have just enough weight to make them hold up, but not enough to be heavy, painful or pokey.

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I am so very pleased with how these turned out.  They will go in the mail Monday to bring (hopefully) a smile to faces of babies and parents.

ps–Don’t tell, but I tried them on, and they could fit me too.  Barely.  But it was fun to be queen for a while. 🙂