My cousin/friend, Liz, and I usually spend one day a week together doing something. Well since Thanksgiving, we have hardly seen each other. So, this Friday and Saturday, we had a Twilight weekend. We watched the first 2 movies on Friday then the last 3 on Saturday. I brought my crochet to work on while we watched the movie. I bought this Bucilla kit at Hobby Lobby over 15 years ago on the reduced for quick sale aisle. I had started this kit back in December and had completed 10 of the blue and white squares. I have to make 24 blue and white squares and 24 sunflower squares. I didn't tuck the ends on the blue and white square. So, I spent most of Friday on tucking the ends. I finished the other 14 blue and white squares over the two days.
Over the weekend, a tornado hit Hattiesburg and Petal (towns near where I live). The power was out where I worked (in Hattiesburg). So, on Monday, we didn't have classes. I spent the day on my couch stitching and crocheting. I did a different project every hour. One hour I worked on my sunflower afghan. The completed sunflower square you see in the picture below was completed in December. I had also made all 24 brown circles for the sunflower. I tucked all the ends on the brown circles and put the yellow petals on the centers you see in the picture. I decided to put all the petals on all the circles then crochet the green background. I thought it would be easier than doing each square completely.
I'm going a little out of order but I keeping the theme together. Well once a month on Sunday, my sisters, a few of our close friends, and I get together and stitch. This year we decided to do exchanges. If you look at my post last week you can see where I got the pattern for making my tool. I sewed ort contains out of triangles. Every time I sew, I think I can do this. And EVERY TIME I get on the sewing machine, I act like a 2-years old throwing a temper tantrum. My sewing machine pulls the fabric at one speed on one side and an slower speed on the other. I start out with a 1/4-inch seam allowance and end with a 1/2-inch or 1/8-inch seam allowance. Well, what should have taken me 1 hour to make took 2-1/2 hours. They turned out really cute but I forgot to take a picture of all of them (I made 7).
I worked on the S&BF - A Friend's house and Trilogy's - Line Up Boy. The Boy I am going to make into a Christmas Cracker ornament for my nephew Leif. Each year my sisters, sisters-in-laws, and I get ornaments for a niece or nephew. We have the same ones every year. My two are Nicholas and Leif. I always get Nicholas a superhero that is popular that year. Leif's ornament changes depending on his interest each year. I think this one will be cute.
|A Friend's House - S&BF|
|Line Up Boy - Trilogy|