Over the last three weeks, with the cold temps, I have been working on this particular afghan using variegated the Lion brand Mandala, color Sirens. A lightweight (#3) soft acrylic, with a nice lightweight hand. Comfortable to work with a lovely weight that would entice me to work with in the warm summer months. Total size 65″ square, taking 3 weeks with an average of 6 hrs per day. Variegated yarn provides no promise of the outcome, yet in selecting this yarn, I loved how the darks and brights complimented each other. Working the C2C (corner to corner) stitch provides a lovely look, yet becauseRead More →

With the decision to create more due to various reasons, in addition to sewing, I will be doing a bit more crochet. This here is my 3rd afghan for 2021 and will be gifted to our middle daughter Holly, who will soon be delivering our 2nd grandson. Of course, when she saw these colors, she reminded me that her birthday was not too far off, hinting that she really loved these colors. No surprise to any of us in our family, as she has always been the one who loved bold, bright and beautiful colors like these. So how does a mom resist, when herRead More →

No, not me, but maybe? My daughter is expecting her 2nd son soon, so in a way, it is for me. I mean, being a grammy is very rewarding on many levels. Holly provided me with yardage of four 100% cotton fabrics, 3 cotton flannel, 1 regular cotton. With her first child she had all woodland critters, and to stay with that theme, yet also provide something special for the little guy, she found these fabrics that she loved. The first item up with the over-sized, double-sided, flannel blanket. These were our children’s favorite blankets when they were young (yes, I have been making, giftingRead More →