Friday, February 24, 2017

Too Far To Turn Back Now

     Back on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 I posted this Is is Yarn or Fabric?  I decided that I was going to make a bedspread just like the one featured in the post. After all, I have a full size bed not a king size bed, so I won't need 270 granny squares and I'll be finished in no time. Right?!

     This photo above shows 150 granny squares, 25 different colors of yarn plus the white edging. I need 48 more granny squares, 8 more colors to finish the granny square portion of this project. Then I'll have to put it together. Wish me luck. . . .I've gone to far to turn back now. I'm committed.

     The crocheting continues . . .

Monday, February 20, 2017

Finished! . . .finally

     I used a pre-stretched aida canvas:6" x 6" (a first) and using a photo from a Hobby Lobby brochure I stitched this beauty up. It took a lot longer than I thought it would. But finally, it is finished.

     Hobby Lobby featured this on a brochure but there was no pattern online or in the brochure. The ad stated that this was a perfect beginner piece. That's not quite true. First of all there was no pattern, and second of all the photo showed the project stitched and then stretched onto the wooden frame. There is no possible way that someone could stitch it to match the photo without stitching it first and then stretching it. Clearly this was not a beginner project. In fact I could see a beginner becoming so frustrated with this project that they gave up stitching forever. I really wish that Hobby Lobby would stop doing this type of thing with their brochures.

     That being said, I like the way it turned out, even if I had to make adjustments in the design. I don't know how much of a fan I am of pre-stretched aida cloth. But it is a unique piece and I have it hanging on my wall.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

I completed two messy buns hats for my future daughter-in-law and future granddaughter. (She refers to me as "her almost grandma"). I also completed a stocking cap for my son. At Dollar Tree, I found velour gloves in colors to match the hats. These were Christmas gifts but I didn't finish them until New Years Eve, so this just may be the start of a new holiday tradition. LOL

I took a bit of a break from the granny square bedspread that I'm working on. It was nice to create something other then granny squares for a change.