Monday, November 24, 2014

Let the craziness begin!

Well it's the start of a crazy busy week  for me as it's Thanksgiving here in the US.  I think it's a lovely tradition and one that I'm happy to adopt!  I have so much to be thankful for - good health, family and friends, food on the table etc....the list goes on. The craziness of my week is the fact that I have to go and get my kids from university....they both finish on the same day, but one is 300 miles north and the other is 100 miles south! Of course, every train and bus has been booked for weeks, so it's good old Mum to the rescue! Thank goodness that the price of gas/petrol is coming down :) Hopefully the snow that is forecast will stay away till I'm back and pulling up into my driveway, but I somehow feel that it will not be quite so accommodating! Then it will be time to start cooking. We have some friends coming round for dinner with us and I'm one of these people who is always worried that there won't be enough food, so I cook extra, just in case, then realize that I have enough to feed a small army! Heehee...I'm hoping for a day of  stitching and eating leftovers on Friday! Then comes the fun of getting everyone back to uni! Phew, I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

Anyhoo, I finally finished my crochet blanket. I had intended on making it a bit bigger (more of a rectangle) but I was getting really fed up of it and convinced myself decided that it looked rather nice as a square blanket, thus eliminating having to endure more weeks of crocheting those  little shell shapes which I was becoming rather bored with!


I did a couple of rows of single crochet in each of the three colours to make an edge/border which really finishes it off nicely. I wasn't sure about how to do the corners and kind of just made it up as I went along, each corner is probably different, but it turned out fine....well I think so anyway! If there are any experienced crocheters reading this, I apologize if  you're pulling your hair out and wondering what on earth I talking about as you can see an obvious mistake....just don't look too closely at the next picture! :)




Since I couldn't figure out how to photograph it all arty-farty like they do in magazines, here it is just folded up...




Since the blanket was finished (just in time for all the snow!) I then turned my attention to Twilight Fairy who has been sitting gathering dust. I managed to get quite a bit of the black grass stitched, but I have to admit that it's a bit boring! Last week I was complaining about stitching white on white, this week I have gone to the other extreme and am stitching black on navy blue....just as painful! Still it will be worth it in the end.


I might sound a bit crazy here, but I keep thinking that the little fairy looks like she's wearing a pair of wellie boots! :) Anyone else see it?


Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

13 comments:

Katie said...

Love your blanket. I love the color purple so it's adorable indeed! The fairy looks fantastic. I understand how it can get boring though. It does look really pretty in the end. Yeah I see what you mean about her boots. Too funny.

Emma/Itzy said...

Gorgeous looking blanket!

And yes, I see the welly boots!

Heather said...

I see it lol but she looks gorgeous!

Preeti said...

Lovely blanket, Rhona!! A crochet blanket is a huge project which I have never got into so far as they always end up cushion size for me. You have done a great job!!
Cross stitch fairy is looking cute as well.

butterfly said...

Lovely blanket pretty colour , love the fariy with the boots she looks fab.

Mii Stitch said...

So LOOOOVE your blanket, it looks all nice, colourful and warm!!
Great progress on your beautiful project too!!

Rachel Tomkins said...

Love your blanket - just what's needed for the coming winter! Fairy's looking good too. I agree with the wellies. Maybe they've had a lot of rain and she wants to protect her pretty little toes! :)

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Beautiful finish :-D so many pretty purples. And yes your fairy is wearing wellies

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous blanket and I love how you did the edging. The fairy picture is coming along well......yes, I can see the wellies too :) I hope all the travelling goes smoothly for you and wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Helen xox

Wendy said...

your blanket looks beautiful and completely error free. Gorgeous colours. And yes, the fairy is definitely wearing wellies!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Beautiful crochet blanket and I love the cross stitch fairy.

Shebafudge said...

Haha, she does look like she has welly boots on!

What a gorgeous blanket. The purples are lovely. xx

Deb said...

Your blanket is so beautiful! Congrats on getting it finished!
Love your fairy! Beautiful work!
Ahhhh, mums to the rescue. Seems that we never get out of that mode!