Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Who stole Monday?!!

...and most of Tuesday? 

Anyone else having trouble finding enough time to get everything done? Silly question, I know!!!

This week I have managed to get a bit more (albeit a really small bit!) of stitching done on Simple Treasures...

I'm trying to decide whether or not to do the back stitching as I go. Back stitching isn't my favourite thing to do but it would certainly pull this design to life and if I do it as I go along, it would save me a lot of heartache at the end! Mmmm, decisions, decisions.

After all the lovely comments about the afghan that I had crocheted, I decided add some more rows of crocheting to make the edging border a bit bigger....and it made such a difference!

As you can see, I got a bit carried away and did not just do one extra row....but three! Glutton for punishment or therapeutic stress relief? Heehee! All I can say is that it was lovely and cosy with that draped over me as I did the border. I wasn't really sure how to turn the corners on the border so I just made it up as I went along....it looks ok to me, and I'm sure that anyone who uses it will not be too bothered if the border hasn't been done correctly.  Maybe Santa will be reading my blog and bring me a  copy of  'Crocheting for dummies'.

Until next time...happy stitching.



SoCal Debbie said...

Great stitching! I would definitely do the backstitching as I go along and not save it all for the end. The crocheted afghan looks fantastic!

♥ Nia said...

.. and stole my Monday, and my full Tuesday too!!! :p
Time is never enough for all we want to make, right?
Hope you'll enjoy the rest of the week!! :)

Monique said...

The afghan looks great. I tried to learn to crochet and I just couldn't do it. I would also backstitch as I go. I usually do one thread of colour and then do 30 backstitch on a bap to make the backstitch progreSs.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

you are way ahead of me in knowing how to crochet, i think it looks great - just getting my hair coloured while i type this - my chinese is not the best, all i know is i heard the words purple and light being mentioned - fingers crossed it turns out okay!

Mouse said...

some one stole my last few weeks ...lol haven't sent any christmas cards yet ... prob have to be an IOU ..lol
back stitch as you go along me dear as its sooooo much better and inspires you to keep going :)
ooooooo well done on the border it looks fab to me and the corners are brill don't think you need that book :)
love mouse xxxxx

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching..time really flies..
Love xx

Mii Stitch said...

Don't worry, we're all the same :) I've been stuck on my last gingerbread man stitch for the past 2 weeks... Lovely progress on Simple Treasures! Wish mine was as done as far as yours :P

Wendy said...

it does look lovely! The corners are easy, do 1 stitch, chain 2 or 3 and do another stitch, then carry on!

Valma said...

who stole the whole month ! almost, who stole the whole year =D
Xmas is so close and I'm so late on many things...
not here to complain =D
Simple treasures is growing in such a very pretty way
you always do neat stitches, really beautiful
and your blanket is just perfect now =D
Have a wonderful Christmas Rhona
big hugs

Caitlin Jordan said...

Only one day until Christmas here and I still have a tonne of presents to finish!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Buon Natale

Anne said...

Lovely stitching and crocheting Rhona!! Love those brights colours. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!