It has been a really long time since I have posted. My husband has been going through some very serious health problems. We almost lost him 3 times through 13 different hospitalisations. Needless to say, not a lot of crafting has been done this past year. He is much better now, but his “retirement” is taking some getting used to. My 14 year old dog has Cushings and has become deaf. She needs more care now, too.
Ok…enough about the family…
I crocheted this baby cardigan from the Craftsy class “Beyond Rectangles” with Linda Permann. I used Lion Brand Microspun. I was a pretty easy pattern to crochet. I did pick up a tip or two from the class. I will probably make a hat to go with it. This sweater is going in the West Virginia Heritage Craft Co-op for sale.
I am working on a few more items, but as usual, it is slow stitching in West Virginia.
This is the completed baby quilt that I posted about a few months ago. I was able to get a doll quilt and a small stroller size quilt with the leftover wedges. I am almost done hand quilting the doll quilt and will work on the stroller quilt as I am able. I usually do this sort of hand work at the West Virginia Heritage Crafts Cooperative on my days to work the shop. I have a few items in the shop for sale – some coasters, a pot holder, an apron, and a pillowcase.
I am working on a T-shirt quilt for pay and a crochet afghan for pay. I am halfway done piecing the quilt top and almost done with the afghan. My husband is having some serious health issues and it is difficult to take time away to work on my handcrafts.
I made this tote for my sister, Teresa, for her birthday in June. She was born on the day that they showed the last episode for the original “Star Trek” series.
I used the same pattern that I used for Pam’s tote – “Candice” from Lazy Girl Designs. It went together a little easier this time. I had to center the print for the front and the back and make sure that the design was right side up. Teresa picked the fabric and has seen pictures. She likes it very much.
I did a good job on this, but I do not plan to go into the bag making business as it did take some time. Like I said before, I have 2 speeds – slow and stop.