Sunday, July 15, 2018

SUNDAY GATHERINGS

Good Sunday evening...another week has flown by...summer is more than half over...where does the time go?  I haven't been doing much in the yard...it's been too stinking hot...but I don't want to complain too much for fear the winter fairies will arrive way too early!

Last week was my son Jeff and Megan's baby shower.  I made a couple of items for them . It seems I've been back in the sewing mode as of late.

First was a baby afghan...it's just a Granny square in a soft dusty pink, with linen and pale gray.  I crocheted some butterflies and attached them to the corner.  The yarn is,  "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby.  And I really do love their yarn!  It's just acrylic...but it washes up so nice with no pilling and it is supersoft!


Next, I made some receiving blankets (4), with matching burp cloths.  I backed the burp cloths with soft terry cloth fabric.  I made eight of them, matching the receiving blankets.  I even add my own little tags that I ordered...."Made With Love From Grandma Bobbie".   So even if they don't keep them very long, whoever gets them, will know that they were made for someone special.


Next,  is a sampler, that I believed I shared prior to finishing it.  It's a Blackbird Design, Eleanor Rigby.  It was a fun one to stitch.  I stitched it on 20 count, Weeks Dye Works in Parchment.  I used two threads over two...making it actually a 10 count.  The reason being...the original design is only about 6 x6 inches and I wanted this one to be larger.  It turned out to by 9 1/2 by 9 3/4.  It is a wedding sampler for Jeff and Megan.


A little fun thing...this is the very first sampler I'd ever stitched back in 1984.  I almost tossed it about twenty years ago, but I managed to hang on to it and I'm so glad I did.  It's stitched on Aida, 14 count.  The color choices back then, aren't too far from my favorite colors now...guess my taste hasn't change much!


My two littlest grand daughters, Rory and Alexandra having a great time last weekend!  They are just growing up way too fast!


Have a great week, everyone!  And thank you so much for reading my blog...stay cool!

4 comments:

  1. Those are wonderful baby gifts and beautifully made, I think acrylic is much better for babies, than wool.
    Beautiful samplers, I still have ones I made and they got folded and the old ones stained, so need to decide what to do with them.

    Debbie

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  2. What wonderful gifts. I made each of my nephews and niece a crocheted baby blanket. Your added butterflies was a sweet touch! Your samplers are nice too! Janice

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  3. Love all the gifts you made - the butterflies are a special touch.

    Charlotte

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