Saturday, January 21, 2017

Great Start to the New Year

My crafting for 2017 is off to a great start.

I am currently working on an afghan for Michael for last Christmas.  I got the idea a little late and he is very tall (6'3").

I love the pattern.  Very simple ( all double crochet ) but very distinctive.

This is it as of today.  Just a little over half way done.  It currently measures 42 wide x 45 long. It is really pretty even but I didn't take the time to straighten it out on the carpet.  I need it to end up around 84 long or as long as it gets with the remaining 6 1/2 skeins I have in the basket.  Since I started with 14 I'm pretty much on target. I'd love to have it done by Valentines day.

Our quilt guild supports the Honor Flight Program.  The first flight for this area this year will be mid March.  Lots of busy hands making quilts for our WWII vets.  

This is my first quilt finish for the new year. I'd like to make 4 this year for this wonderful group of people.

I pieced the back using a chunk of patriotic fabric I had left from one of last years quilts.

Tonight we are going to friends for dinner.  I usually would bring dessert but I have kinda, sorta given it up for the new year.  I don't have a lot of will power, but if it's out of sight I'm good.  So instead of dessert I've opted to bring a house gift.

Between last night and this morning I whipped up a set of happy Mug Rugs (how about wine glass rugs) for them to use on their lanai.
I think we'll break them in tonight during cocktail hour.

Looks better with something in the glass, even if it's iced tea instead of wine.

I realized when I sat down to write this post that I didn't wrap up 2016.  Since I started this blog primarily to track what I have done in my crafting world I will need to dedicate some time to catching up.........Maybe next week.    Til then enjoy life and the ones you love.


  1. I like the afghan stitch you are doing. It looks nice and cozy. The quilt is a beauty and very generous of you. The start design is perfect. And the little mug rugs are bright and cheers-ful.

  2. Michael is gonna have a great afghan! That's a really pretty pattern - simple-looking, and warm-looking too. Your wine rug/house gifts are darling! What a perfect thing to give to friends, rather than calories. I'm with you there, girlfriend!

  3. Congrats on a quilt finish already this year. I'm still sorting scraps and organizing. Frog matts are cute, great idea taking hostess gift instead of taking desert. Sure she will appreciate it.

  4. What a sweet gift that afghan will make! Your quilt finish is beautiful and will be treasured, I'm sure.

  5. Mug rugs are a great hostess gift. The dessert would be eaten and forgotten but now they have something to use and remember you by for a long time.

    I love your honor flight quilt. Congrats on a fabulous finish.

  6. Like everything you make!! You are sew talented! Thank you for sharing your Honor Flight quilt. Love your choice of fabrics.....they make for a Happy friendly quilt!!

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