Doves and Classic Impressions Needlepoint Update

I had planned to do only a wild-bird Wednesday, but I decided to add a work-in-progress Wednesday along with it.
This needlework has been super-duper slow project because I get sidetracked so easily. It’s the same ‘Classic Impressions Needlepoint‘ That I posted about 1-22-2020. Hard to believe it’s been over 2 years and I’ve still not finished it. I hope to finish it this year, but I might not. We’ll see.

Wishing you all a cool and comfortable rest of the week.

 


 

Sunburst Granny Blankets and Throws


Ta-Dah! I’m happy to report that I finally finished my last sunburst granny square blanket.
Here’s all my blankets and throws that I’ve made. I did them sort-of in seasonal colors.

The sunburst granny square pattern has been a joy to make. I think I over did it though and am so happy to be through with these pretties.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week.

Happy Crafting!

 


 

Final round – Sunburst Granny Square Blanket

I finally got the yellow round crocheted on my sunburst granny squares. I was going to do another round of white, but my enjoyment for working with this pattern has ran it’s course. I’ve made ever so many of these squares since I first discovered the pattern last September. It’s all I could do to keep going to do the yellow round on all these squares.

Thank goodness the square measure 8″x8″.  I cut the amount of squares back from 72 to 64 so the blanket will be an 8 block x 8 block square and will still be a nice size blanket

Hopefully, I’ll get this blanket assembled and finished soon. After I get it finished, I plan to line up all my sunburst blankets and throws and take a photo of them to post here.

Wishing you all a fun filled weekend.

Happy crafting!


Wild Bird Wednesday – Mockingbird – Feeding the wee ones


There’s a couple of mockingbirds that are nesting in the edge of the woods. We watch them hunt and fly back to the woods to feed their wee ones. I was fortunate to get a photo of this one with it’s prey in it’s mouth as it rested in top of one of my Rose of Sharon bushes.
A pretty good photo to start the month with for a wild-bird Wednesday!

Wishing you all a pleasant June!

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Next Round Sunburst Granny Squares – Marigolds – chamomile tea for seedlings

I finally got the white rounds on my sunburst granny squares. Now I’m working on the next round. Only two more rounds to go then I can join them and start on another project. It’s taking me a lot longer on this one than the others. To be honest, my interest is lacking at the moment. But with time, I’ll get them finished.
With the exception of a few inside/window plants, I had no intention of gardening nor growing anything but pre-started annual flowers this year. That changed when we went to look for annuals to plants in our flower beds. We got some pretty flowers of several colors.
However, we mainly wanted Marigolds because they grow and bloom until first frost.
There wasn’t a marigold to be found in 3 counties.
Marigolds are the most inexpensive and easy to grow annual flowers and no store nor nursery had a one of them. The only thing I can figure, is ever other gardener wanted marigolds and they sold out swiftly… everywhere :/
So I bought some marigold seeds and started some seeds.
The seedlings are looking quite healthy. I’ve begun watering them with chamomile tea water. Many years ago, my brother told me about using weak chamomile tea water to help stop the plants from getting a disease called dampening-off, when I transplant them outside.
I planted a test-marigold outside a few days ago. It’s been through sun and storms and looks pretty good. The chamomile tea seems to have worked wonderfully. I plan on planting the other marigolds outside this weekend if the weather allows.

I reckon this is all for me at the moment. I just wanted to drop by and share a few thoughts.

Wishing you all a pleasant rest of the week.