Wednesday, August 14, 2013

sunburst granny square blanket w.i.p.

I am almost done joining the my sunburst granny squares. I am excited to see what the finished project will be. I love the sweet, feminine feel of sunburst grannies. I think they make a wonderful baby blanket for little girls.
God blessed!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

enjoy the simple things

With having a birthday just a few weeks ago, I started thinking about the simple pleasures in my young life. I fell in love with crochet a couple of years ago, & I could spend hours looking at different designs on Pinterest. I love baking cookies. I love looking up recipes for different kinds of cookies. I feel like my only vices are the same as an elderly grandmother.
But I do not feel alone, being a twenty-something female that is drawn to activities that have been a staple in women's domestic lives for centuries. I have seen it again and again in my day to day life with friends and loved ones, online, & television. May women and girls have a strong desire to use their hands and be creative. It is good for the female soul. Don't be embarrassed to take pleasure in the simple things.
God bless!

She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
                                       Proverbs 31:24

Therefore I perceived that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works,
      for that is his portion; for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
                                         Ecclesiastes 3:22

Monday, August 12, 2013

instagram // 7.1 - 8.12

A month in instagram 

  • 1) I made my first Vietnamese iced coffee a few weeks ago. Delicious! 
  • 2) Chick-fil-a lunch
  • 3) a mushroom thriving in this wet summer weather
  • 4 & 5) walking with Amos
  • 6) coffee & the word in the morning
  • 7 & 8) granny square baby blanket for my church's mission trip to W.V.
  • 9) Throw back photo 
  • 10) sunburst grannies in progress 
  • 11) And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 ESV
  • 12) More sunburst grannies
  • 13) Sweet, sleepy Owen
  • 14-15) Saturday breakfast with my brother
  • 16) Grannies turning into a blanket
I am trucking along with my yarn stash busting. I think I am on my third project in attempts to clean out my left-over yarn.
Things are not as busy as the beginning of the summer with the two weddings back to back. But thing are still changing. I had my 24th birthday in July (hard to believe). School is starting for many this week. I am looking forward to what fall will hold for all of us.
Have a blessed week!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sunburst grannies

Sunburst Flower Granny Square - Häkel-Anleitung

As I mentioned in my last post, I am working on a sunburst blanket. I though I would post a couple of links of the pattern and a tutorial for anyone reading that is interested in trying this lovely pattern. 

Here is the written pattern by Priscilla Hewitt for the sunburst granny square. I have been using this pattern for the first three rows of the squares I have been crocheting for the past week.
 I will be using the join-as-you-go method to connect all my grannies, & will only be adding a fourth, maybe fifth row. The finished project should resemble this blanket tutorial from Nittybits blog.

I hope you all have a wonderful & blessed weekend, & enjoy what little time we have of the summer 2013!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Playing catch up

I have posted a picture I took of my sweet little Owie this morning. I thought this photo captures how I have been feeling about blogging for the past couple of months. I hate that I haven't posted anything in what seems like forever in the cyber world. I have gotten pretty lackadaisical in most all of my digital activities. I have ideas for post, I just haven't taken the time to take photos and finish writing the entries.  

 I do, however, have crochet a couple projects on my hooks that I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. I have been trying to "bust" my stash of yarn. I have never been a collector. If I have one of something, I am satisfied. I felt when I was a little child like I needed a collection of teddy bears or dolls because that is what others had but, I never had the drive to get another one. That changed when I started crocheting. I LOVE yarn. I love the many different fibers, textures, colors & weights. If I had an abundance of money and space I would have a whole closet dedicated solely to yarn. But alas, I am limited financially & in my current domain in haven't such a luxury. So I am trying to use up as much of my extra yarn as I can. I already made & donated a boy's granny square baby blanket for our church's recent mission trip. My current stash busting project is a sunburst granny blanket.  
 I borrowed  a couple of crochet books from my local library the other day. One of them is Pop Goes Crochet by Vickie Howell. I am getting excited over the ideas I have running through my brain at the moment. But I will be waiting until after I finish up on my extra yarn before starting these.

Have a blessed day!