For Christmas, my brother Ricky gave me the Star Wars Movies 1 - 6; I already had 7. So this weekend I decided to have a Star Wars weekend. My nephew, Leif, spent Friday night at my house. We got up the next morning and started watching the movies. I crocheted on the sunflower squares for the afghan while we watched. He made pod racers with Legos. He made it through 3-1/2 movies before he couldn't do it anymore. Thank goodness my nephew Tyler (they are the same age - 7) came over. They went outside to play in the sand with their pod racers while I finished the movies. In the two days (Saturday and Sunday), I completed all of the sunflower squares, 24 total. Now I need to crochet them together. I now know why the kit was on sale when I bought it. The sunflower squares are 22 stitches across and the blue and white striped are 24 stitches across. Monday I tried to crochet them together but I got discouraged. My mom told me to do a decreasing stitch when I put them together to make the work. They are the same size squares but not the same number of stitches.
I also worked on my punch needle. When I finish all the ones I have, I will not buy anymore punch needles. Actually I only bought 2. My sister-in-law Mari bought the Christmas ornaments. But, she decided that she didn't like it. Well, I am the stitching & craft hoarder in my family. If anyone wants to get rid of something, I take it. That is why my craft room is busting at the seams. So, I will finish the punch needles that I have, give them as gifts and then I'm done.
Happy Groundhog Day.