Sunday, January 08, 2012

First Finishes for the Year

Woo hoo!!     I finished two projects this year.  The first was the December pattern (Winter Village) that was a free pattern on Rainbow Gallery's site, designed by Erica Michaels.  I should have finished this series in December of 2010 but my mother got sick in October and I fell behind.  I am making the series into magnets.  I still have 3 more to make into magnets.  I like this one best.
Erica Michaels 2004 Cross Stitcher's Surprise Series from Rainbow Gallery
 Here is a picture of all of the patterns.  I stitched with DMC floss on Aida Fabric.  I changed the color for December since the pattern was mostly in white.  I use them as magnets to hold up my monthly calendar on the refrigerator.
The other finish was the afghan I was working on for my brother Ricky.  It has been 2 years for me to finish it but I finally did.  I stitched in Red Heart's Dark Orchid.  Once I finished it, I noticed that I stitched the pattern wrong. between each 2 double crochets there is suppose to be a bubble but I did a chain 3 only.  I misunderstood the pattern and only did a chain 3.   Now I will be working on Hobbie's afghan.

Thank you for stopping by.



Jen said...

Looks great. I love the December block, too. Sorry I didn't listen to you last night at the bowling alley. The afghan looks great as well.

Clarkey said...

It's okay. Thanks