Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fun stuff

It's done nothing but rain, rain, rain around here for what seems like all week. We haven't had coffee on the deck but once all spring - it's cold as well. So my evenings have been spent reading or cross stitching. We're in the midst of planning a baby shower for Jenny, and yesterday I was just itching to knit or crochet a baby afgan. Quilts are wonderful, but something knitted snuggles so much nicer.

Isn't this afgan gorgeous?! I found it on Ravelry, but you can get the pattern here as well. I don't have many colors in my stash of yarn, so I won't be working on this project - but I'd love to. Plus I don't need one more project. Hopefully the weather will be warm soon; I hate to work with yarn when it's nice and warm outside.

So during this three-day weekend, my sewing has consisted of finishing this mug mat,

stitching another one of these,

and binding this quilt - a project with my TT quilt group for the NICU at a local hospital.

I made almost 25 blocks for my Farmer's Wife quilt at the retreat a couple weeks ago. I'm still about that many behind. I'm doing a block of the month through Primitive Gatherings, and the fabrics are excellent; I wouldn't have been able to find these fabrics in this area. This quilt will be one of my favorites once it's completed, and my goal is to have it finished by the end of summer. The final installment comes in May, so I'll spend the rest of this weekend celebrating Easter and working on my blocks.


Linda said...

You dot a lot done!! Love your quilt you made for the NICU. That is a very nice thing to do!! Nothing but rain and cold here too.

Christine said...

Hope the sun breaks thru those rain clouds, Mary! Just enjoy the stitchin' time!
Wishing you a blessed Easter!

Sue said...

Mary, you've been really busy and your work is lovely.

That afghan does look wonderful!

I wish for you and your family to have a wonderful and joyous Easter celebration as we celebrate that glorious day when our Savior rose from the grave! I am so glad we serve this King of kings!!

Hugs in Christ,

Karen Sue said...

I think we could all send you some scraps of yarn and you'd have WAY MORE than enough!! It's a pretty project. I finished the sock and most of the missing slipper, but have question on my slipper...may have to undo and redo a part!
I was in NC, but running around and the hubby has some sun from golfing but none for me!

Linda said...

It rained a lot here looks like you got some things done. I love Primitive Gatherings...I have a few of her books...they are wonderful!

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Mary

Love the "Remember Me" piece! And yes, a crocheted blanket does snuggle well. Sending sunshine your way my friend,-)


Siobhán said...

Sounds like a lot of fun projects! Beautiful stuff. I hope you had a good Easter!

Gumbo Lily said...

I adore the multicolored crochet afghan. Beautiful.

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Wow, look at all the colors in that afghan, love it! Love that mug mat too, beautiful prim colors (two of my favorites) =]

Blackbird Designs always have neat patterns. I don't have the "Remember Me" one but I sure love it. Yours turned out wonderful!