Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekend Work

I have two finishes to show today!!  I stayed up late all weekend just so I could turn these WIP's into gold stars.
First up is my Ripple Blanket!  Yay!!  A whole year later I have a blanket sized, edged, ripple blanket.  I still love the colours as much today as I did when I started back in January 2013.


My little product model:


She makes the colours really pop!

I am soooo happy to be finished this.  I have quite a bit of yarn left over, so some stash busting will be in order.  Not yet though, I want to move on to other yarn for a while!

Second up is my CCN 'Bakery' cross stitch.  I started this in January with great gusto but admittedly did get a bit bored with it by the end.  I think it is such a cute design, but I am much better stitching smaller pieces that only take me a few weeks tops.  


For now it's hanging in my kitchen, only because I hate to put it away so soon after stitching it.  Such a bummer to not be completely in love with something you spent so much time on, no?

So now I have two voids to fill:  what to choose?  Another blanket?  Which cross stitch chart? Something new?  A long overdue UFO? 

What are you working on?

Jenn

Today I'm linking up with Chrissie Crafts Stitching Sundays

10 comments:

CathieJ said...

Great color combo in the afghan. Cute model. I love the bakery cross-stitch. I want a cupcake!

Chrissie said...

Beautiful blanket! Love the beach-y colours...and the cross stitch is so sweet! And so neatly done, I must add...have you seen The Frosted Pumpkin samplers? Monthly cute makes, all quite small, might be just what you're looking for (and I need to get started on mine, so I'm looking for someone to give me a swift kick and do it, too!). Chrissie x

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such a beautiful blanket, adn all finished up. Great colours and great pattern. I also love your stitched finish. It's a very nice design. Looking forward to seeing your new choices.

mrs. smythe said...

Beautifully done! And your dog is adorable. By the way, I really like the frames you choose for your cross stitch projects.

mamasmercantile said...

What a beautiful blanket, just love the colours...and the dog is adorable.

Jo said...

I think both projects are FAB. I don't think I could manage another blanket after the back of another one. I like a few little projects inbetween that I can pop in my Christmas box. Jo x

Ladybird Diaries said...

Both your blanket and your little stitchery are beautiful! I love ripple blankets and making one is definitely on my list of things I must crochet this year.
Marianne x

Helen Philipps said...

I love your new blanket....the colours work really well! And your cross stitch picture is beautiful too. Always feels strange when a big project is finished....I hope you find a nice new one (or two) to replace these with!
Happy weekend.
Helen xx

Kate Eastwood said...

Hi Jenn
What a gorgeous blanket, wow what a thing to have completed, you must be so pleased.The colours work so well together. I am in awe of anyone who can ripple, still haven't mastered that one yet !
kate
www.justpootling.blogspot.co.uk

Heldasland said...

wow, your blanket and dog are lovely. Your stitching is amazing

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