I like a little variety in my life.
However, I am not one to start too many projects before the first few get finished.
Generally, I try to have a variety of different projects going, usually in an assortment of mediums.
This is true today as I reflected on my current "works in progress."'
Number One: French Hydrangea Blanket
I began this last month and I already have half of the squares done. I ADORE the colours I have chosen and each square brings me joy to create. However, I have decided to put it away for awhile so that I can join in with a "Crochet Along" blanket project. (More info on that below!)
Number Two: Italy in Stitches
My husband and I took a whirlwind trip through Italy in July. As has been my tradition, I am stitching up some of our memories in a cross-stitch picture that will hang in our hallway. So far I've stitched London and Paris and I am really liking how Italy is looking so far.
Do you recognize Florence's Duomo?
The Ponte Rialto in Venice?
The tower in St. Mark's Square?
Number Three: Spice of Life Crochet Along Blanket
I've never joined a stitch along of any kind. However, my oldest son recently requested a crocheted blanket for his bed so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to join a sisterhood of stitchers and check a project off of my list.
Sandra at Cherry Heart has created the pattern and is leading us through several weeks of favourite stitches and colour combinations.
This is what the finished blanket will look like:
You can see why it's called the "Spice of Life" blanket. There's definitely a lot of stitch and colour "variety" in it!
My son, Bryn, helped me pick his blanket colours. Luckily he was happy to choose from my stash. I am using up a lot of loose balls of yarn and we are both happy with the tones and "boyish-ness" of the colours.
Number Four: Star Christmas Quilt
I'll admit it. I have begun some Christmas crafting. I usually don't start until mid-October, but I have decided that this year's Christmas quilt ( I make one every year!) will involve some English Paper Piecing. This always takes a lot longer than stitching bits together on the sewing machine so I thought I'd better get started! Three stars done, SO MANY to go!!
Oh! I get excited just looking at these pictures.
And each evening I grab a cuppa and settle in for an evening of stitching. The hardest part is choosing which project to work on!!
Kindest regards to all who have come for a visit!
Linking in with the Thistlebear's Winter Craft Link party!