Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finished Boat Baby Blanket!

I finished the top and got the backing fabric for this blanket a while ago, but hadn't bothered to actually finish it yet...

But when I got my new Heritage Celtic Thunder cd, I wanted something I could do and listen at the same time, and finishing this up was the thing! :o)

Now I'm dreaming of a future day when I'll be playing with a sweet little baby boy on this blanket... :o)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

40's Fashion Fun

We’ve been watching some Foyle’s War recently (review here), and I was very much looking forward to the episode “War Games” with Emily Blunt. I had heard that her costumes were beautiful, and I wasn’t disappointed!

I still haven’t figured out what the print on the above dress is, but it’s very cute. She also has lovely hair styles, particularly her up-dos. (Though I didn’t get any good pictures. Maybe I’ll do a hair post someday featuring her…)

They had such cute clothes in the 40’s! :o) Her character keeps bees, too, which was a personal inspiration, cause I’m getting ready to study-up on bees for when we get them in the spring. :o)

I think the above dress might be my favorite, and maybe one day I’ll recreate it (or make something similar). The fabric is so darling, and I love the ruffles and buttons! It has ties in the back, too, and I love dresses with pockets! :o)

So that’s my little rant of the day. Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Quilt

New quilt fabrics and some old scraps have been cut into many, many squares and triangles, and my sister and I have started piecing the new quilt for our bed!

So far Keely has done most of the work (she was cutting while I was knitting) but we've both been piecing, and I'm so excited! We're going to repaint and redecorate our room to go with our new bedspread... It's going to be lovely! :o) Look for updates as we continue...

And Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Went to JoAnns today...

...and came home with some new goodies! Floss needed for my cross stitch, backing for my baby blanket, and stuff for some new projects...

But I'll be posting about those later. Now I'm all excited and ready to start working! :o)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blanket top done!

I put the last rows together today, so now my blanket top is finished!

It's got a sailor look with the embroidered sailboats that match the blue fabric...

I didn't get backing when we were last at the fabric store, so it's time for an always welcome occasion - a trip to JoAnn's! :o)
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