For a precious little one…

I can finally post pictures of my latest baby blanket.  Getting it washed, gift-wrapped, & ready to go to this precious little one was easy – delivery is another story.  Even though we don’t live that far away from each other, it’s not easy to get together.  Well, my oldest daughter recently changed jobs & is working at the same company as the daddy of this precious little one.  So, I sent it to work with her on Wednesday. I wish I could show you a picture of the little one that this was made for, but I can’t until the adoption is final.  He’s so precious!  And, I’m sure he’s grown quite a bit since I last saw him! 

Here is his blanket!  And just in time for the cold weather, too!

Arlin's blanket

Arlin’s blanket

When I asked mommy & daddy what colors they were using in the nursery, they said they were doing a Bible story theme, so no specific colors.  When I asked if they had any favorites, the reply back was, “bright colors!”  So, that’s just what I did! 


I just love how the colors turned out!  It was a little tough to give it up since the color were so pretty, but I know know sweet little Arlin will enjoy this blanket for many years to come.  And, I always make my baby blankets about toddler size so that the blanket can be used for a long time, and not just for a few short months. 

Welcome to the family, Arlin! 

For a precious baby boy….

Some dear friends’ of ours recently had their first baby, a sweet baby boy.  I wanted to do something special for this sweet little one.  So, once I found out the nursery theme, I got out my hooks & yarn & set to work.  His nursery theme is a nautical theme, so the colors I chose worked out beautifully!

The first blanket is an Ocean Waves pattern that is extremely versatile.  But, the waves pattern fit with what I was looking for.  It’s rectangular shape makes it so that it can easily be used with a car seat, swing, etc.


I ended up making two because I came across this next pattern and just knew that I had to make it for the sweet little one, as well.  I ended up having just enough yarn for both!  This pattern is called Chromium Star Blanket.  By using the same colors, it reminds me very much of fireworks!


I was so please with how they turned out, and mom & dad loved them!  I pray that their precious little boy has many years of enjoyment out of them.

My 2013 Fair Entry: Sunshine & Shade Crocheted Afghan

Our local county fair was later this year than normal, and the entries were only about 1/3 of what they normally are.  This makes me sad because I so enjoy seeing what everyone makes each year in all the different divisions.  It was also a little disappointing, especially since my afghan was the only one entered in my division.   In the rules, if there is only one entry, it automatically takes 2nd place.  So, not only was I surprised to see mine as the only entry, but I was also surprised to see a blue ribbon!  No matter.  I absolutely love my afghan and am looking forward to curling up with it during the cold winter days with a good book or my next crochet project & a nice cup of hot tea or hot cocoa.

I patterned after the log cabin quilt pattern: sunshine & shade.  I love how the colors came together.  The border is my own little added touch.  No pattern for it – just the one that came together out of my head!

Sunshine & Shade Afghan Quilt