Saturday, July 30, 2011

Log Cabin Progress

Progress has creeped to a slow scrawl as my blanket grows!  But there is progress.  I am enjoying watching the diamonds come to life as the blanket gets bigger and bigger!

It's way to hot to do anything here, so this weekend I am going to enjoy the ac, some movies, and some crochet!!!  And yes, a little housework. 


I am thinking that I will go back into some green after these two bands of blue.  It is truly looking log-cabin-ish! 

Enjoy your Saturday and stay cool!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Log Cabin Progress

Hey y'all!!!  Just look at my progress!!  I couldn't be more pleased with how it's coming along!  I have completed almost another side since taking this picture.  I am hoping for a very successful week ahead of me so I can get to the next block.

If I can get my act together I will put together a little tutorial on the construction of a block!  I promise!!

Pictures speak louder than words, so here are some pics!

And I cannot leave out Ms. Phoebe...she looks quite regal here perched on a red pillow in front of the blanket.

I'm off to enjoy the rest of Sunday, maybe kick back and crochet some more squares or just take a nap!!  Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Non-Fiber Posting

Whoa, a mid-week posting!  Unusual, yes, I know.  Normally I would be at Paneras knitting with the girls, but I'm feeling a little tired and worn out this here I be!  You can find these all over the internet.  Just google Kaisercraft Tree.  Check out their website here.  They have a lot of neat things!

I just wanted to share a couple of scrapbooking/cardmaking type projects with you guys.  I am also addicted to paper, but it plays second to yarn!  Anywho...check out this little family tree I did for my sister.  Just have the pictures to add.  Is it not the cutest!!

 I think the rhinestones make it.  I added little leaves cut out on the cricut...

Then we made these cute little kimono cards. 
Adorable or what!  I found the template on line.  Just added a little bling bling..and shazammmm!  I have a small collection of oriental stamps that were perfect for this little project.  You can get the template here

My Log Cabin Afghan is coming right along...can't wait to bring you some updated pictures!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Quilting with Yarn

That's exactly how I feel!  Like I am quilting with yarn...but I think this is way more fun that quilting!  I am thrilled with how this is coming together.  I have unravelled blocks, resewn them together, until finally I'm pretty pleased with the pattern.

 So does Girlie!  I think she likes it. 

I am enjoying watching the bands of colors come to life.  You can see a blue band coming.  I also have some brown in my basket that I will be using.

So, since I have Phoebe's seal approval, I am continuing on!  Also, I am thinking I may make another after this blanket to coordinate with it.  Maybe for my bedroom.  Oh, if I only had more hours in my day to do all I want to do!

I'm off for now, my crochet hook is calling!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Log Cabin Love

Well...I have been a busy girl.  Look what I started while in the mountains this past week!  I have been wanting to do a log cabin afghan for quite some time.  Only thing I knew I had to have was red center squares.  So, while relaxing in this absolutely gorgeous log cabin that was sitting on Nantahala Lake, I began making squares.  Problem is...I can't decide what exactly I want to do!
You can see what I am talking about.  This one has more contrast.  Then there is the question on how to arrange them. 
Then, I tried other colors.  You see where I am going?  At this point I am seeking opinions.  My mom tells me to use them all.  She may have something there!
There is something about these colors that I like.  They are so subdued and peaceful.  Serene.  They remind me of a photograph I took off the back deck of the cabin we stayed in....
See what I mean???  I think I am close to these colors...but not quite.  I took this one morning right before a rain shower hit.  It was gorgeous there!
 Decisions ~ Decisions!  I would love any comments that can help me make my mind up!!

Before I go, I want to share just a couple more things with everyone!!  My flickr buddy used my Chicken Ornaments pattern and put the cutest spin on it ever!!!!!  She is such a talented her patterns!
Adorable or what!!!!!  Check out Ellen's blog!  It is so full of inspiration!  You can find the rooster pattern here in my shop. 

Lastly, I want to leave you with a picture of the ultimate shirret rugmaker at her best!
Look at that rug she is making!!!!  I promise to bring you more pictures of it!

I signing some hooking to do!