Diamond painting – plastic canvas tissue box cover – Classic Impressions Needlepoint

I’m happy with my diamond painting.
I framed it and have it hanging in my kitchen.
It wasn’t easy to get a very good picture of it, but this one turned out fairly well.

I finished my plastic canvas tissue box cover.
I think the colors look pretty good together.

I got a bit more done on my ‘Classic Impressions Needlepoint’.
I hope I’ll keep working on it steady.
I still have oodles of work to go on it.

Wishing you all a week of happy crafting!


 

Works in Progress – Internet issues

Here’s my two long term projects, one will take the rest of the year to finish and the other, well maybe a decade or two at the rate I’m going. 😀
My 2022 temperature blanket is slowly coming along.
I work a few times a week on my needlepoint. I wish I was faster at it. But as long as I keep working on it (and don’t store it away again), I figure, I’ll eventually get it finished. It’s supposed to be a pillow topper, however I’m not fond of the idea of all my hard work being put on a throw pillow. I’m going to frame it and hang it on the wall so I can admire it safely behind glass. 😉
I’m working on another tissue box cover. I’ve never used any colors with this pattern except for light beige and a pink or rose color, so this topper is quite fun for me. It’s looking okay in the combo of Camel and blue.
I think this diamond painting is going to turn out quite well. I plan to frame it. I wish my camera could show how pretty the finished diamond dot area is.

It helps me to have a few different projects going right now since my internet is not what it used to be. I’m not even sure I’ll be able to get this to upload today for WIP Wednesday. I’m going to try though. Our internet is slow as dial up. Hopefully, our internet provider will get the system updated and upgraded soon.

Wishing you all nice weather and happy thoughts.


 

Throw Pillows & Tissue Toppers – internet issues

I recycled our old throw pillows by making some new cases and transferring the old freshly washed & dried stuffing into them. I wanted a different print other than plaid or floral patterns. These critter prints are 100% cotton and are definitely different. I like the way they turned out. My husband really likes them too.

I made a couple of plastic canvas tissue box covers. The blue one is a simple pattern I designed and made.
The pink/cream one is basically made by an old pattern book I’ve had for several decades. The original pattern fits boxes a bit too tight. I made the canvas a bit wider and had to rework the design a bit. I redesigned the top to more my liking. I shortened the bottom by one row (by accident).

I’m still working on my needlepoint and my crochet temperature blanket. I’m also working on a diamond dot painting. I’ll post more on these later.

I enjoy having several projects going at once. I especially enjoy when I get some of them finished. 😀

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Crafting!

The reason that I haven’t been blogging much, is we’re experiencing a lot of internet issues. Our provider is in the process of upgrading their system. It will be a long while before it runs smoothly. :/
So bare with me, I’ll be visiting and blogging when I’m able too.


Wildlife Wednesday – Mockingbabies



While trimming one of our snowball bushes, my husband found a nest of wee mockingbirdies. They were so cute.


The parents kept bringing the fledglings food.
Then, one afternoon, we watched a fledgling flexing its wings as it ran across the yard. Over the next couple days, the other fledglings, like the first one, ran and with short hops and flights as they learned to fly up to the treetops.
And now the nest is empty.

You know it never ceases to amaze me how quickly baby birds learn to fly.

Bird watching made for an extra bit of joy over the past few days.

I hope you all have an enjoyable rest of the week!

 


 

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!