Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Happy dancing!

I'm late posting as I have been suffering from migraines....again! 

I do have quite a bit to show you today, though, so I'm quite happy....especially as I woke up this morning feeling so much better :)

What to start with....(yes, it's that kind of a day!) I think I'll go with the crochet blanket as that was so close to being a finish the last time I showed it...

....all finished....yayyyy!

The three rows of double crochet really finished it off nicely....well worth the effort!

The blanket was crocheted using Caron Simply Soft yarn in three shades of Country Blue. The pattern can be found here, but just as an FYI,there is an error in the beginning of the pattern!

Next up, is a finish finish! And for those of you who are regular readers of this blog will know that that doesn't happen very often! :)

I decided to take the bull by the horns and get working on the pile of finishes that are gathering dust....yes, it really is that bad.  So first design to be tackled is the Tea and Cakes SAL....

After much searching for just the right fabric....you know how it goes...this one's too fancy, this one's just not quite the right shade of pink, that one the prints too big etc, etc, instead of putting it off for another day, I decided to just go with the pink fabric that I had, and it turned out perfect....well I think it did anyway!

A small border of the darker pink and a larger block of the pale pink and a matching pink ribbon to hang it (of, course you can't see it in the picture!). Since the design is quite busy, I wanted the finishing to be quite plain so that your eye is drawn to all the elements in the stitching. 

Yayyy...one down, but a great big pile still to go!

And I'm being good (for just now, anyway!) and am pushing on with the strawberries design. This is where I was last time.....

...and this is where I am now....

 I just never seem to have an awful lot of time in the evenings to get much stitching done.....and I know you heard that before!

Here's hoping for week where there's lots of time for stitching and crafting!

Until next time...happy stitching!



Mary said...

Rhona, I hope you continue to feel better, migranes are horrible.

The tea and cakes is adorable and what a great finish, the pinks work perfectly. Sometimes we just over think our projects.

Your blanket looks so soft and comfy! Congrats on the finish. YOur making good progress on the strawberries! Mary

Martina M said...

Hi Rhona,
i love the finish of the Tea and Cake SAL, it looks great. Hope you feel better.
Greetings, Martina

Kay said...

Very pretty blanket, and love how the strawberries are coming along. x

Justine said...

I Love those strawberries! You did a great job with your finishing, I agree that the more subtle fabric looks great and really sets your stitching off. Your blanket looks lovely too.

I hope you are feeling better soon, migraines are really horrible.

Preeti said...

Lovely blanket !! And your finished finish is looking so pretty:) your strawberry stitching is also going great.

Mii Stitch said...

Hi Rhona,
What a fantastic job on the beautiful blanket!!
Congratulations on the finish finish (you've put us all to shame!), it is simple and stunning. Perfect!
Keep stitching on those strawberries, they look so nice.

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your blanket finish! The tea and cakes piece that you finished looks super. Way to go! You are making good progress on your strawberries.

Helen said...

So sorry to hear you've been suffering with migraines, I hope you can find what has been triggering them & eliminate it? Your blanket is gorgeous - well done! The tea cakes SAL finishing is perfect - great job! I think the picking of the finishing materials & the finishing can take almost as long as the stitching sometimes!! Happy strawberry stitching :)

Helen Philipps said...

You stitching is beautiful Rhona and your crochet too...such a soft and cosy blanket. I hope your migraines soon cease. It was a nice surprise to see the bunny again here! Take care. xox

RJ said...

Love all of your stitches Rhona and the blanket is simply gorgeous. I love that color. Please take care and I hope you feel better quickly. RJ