Sunday, June 14, 2015

A Lot Going On This Week

We've had a very busy week with a lot going on. Tim started his night shifts; it's a mandatory rotation for all the mechanics. For the next four weeks, he'll work 10 PM-8AM Friday through Monday and be off Tuesday through Thursday. We made the choice to not try to school around this temporary schedule shift, so we're taking the time off. I'm hoping to be able to get some organizing projects done.

I've been having terrible insomnia, but, on the bright side, I've done a lot of stitching. I finished (yes, you read that right: finished!) three projects.
Phineas and Ferb by CloudsFactory
Started April 26, 2015 on 14 Count Aida in Sand
Finished June 8, 2015
I made this for Hope; it's one of her favorite shows. She wants to hang it in her room, so all I have to do is frame it. 
 Pumpkin Boo Club by Lizzie Kate
Started June 5, 2015 on 18 Count Aida in Oatmeal
Finished June 13, 2015
Because I didn't have any 1/16" buttons, I stitched Smyrna crosses over four squares for the eyes. I have plans to finish this one (and the other Boo Club charts I've started) as a little hanging ornament.
My Husband by Pixel Power (free chart)
Started June 1, 2015 on 14 Count Aida in White
Finished June 13, 2015
This one is also a future hanging ornament, but I'm thinking of making it a little more three dimensional by adding some fabric and batting.

Thanks for all the positive comments about my continuing desire to start new charts. I'm really having fun with it. I'm still doing one every other day, so here are the last three I've started:
Forgive Move On Three Little Words by Lizzie Kate
Book of Ink Circles (free charts) by Ink Circles
This one was a change from all the small ones I've started; it's been calling to me ever since I saw it last month. It's good sized (20 x 24 fabric) and I think it'll take me a year just to do the frame and another two to fill in all the boxes, but it's just so pretty.
 You've Got This Three Little Words by Lizzie Kate

I mailed the blue corner to corner blanket to my sister-in-law and none too soon; baby Luke was born today! Eight pounds, twenty inches, and his mom and dad, two brothers and one sister couldn't be happier. 
My next nephew is due is September, so I've started making his blanket.
I almost have all the squares done and have started joining them. I'm using the Squircle pattern from Dly's Hooks and Yarns (my favorite square), a J hook, and Red Heart Super Saver in Frosty Green, Cafe Latte, Aran, and Shades of Brown.
I'm still working on my rose blanket, slowly but steadily, but I don't have any new pictures.

And I started a baby blanket for one of Tim's co-worker's wives. She's also due in September, but she's having a girl so I get to play with girly colors.
I'm using the Wheel Lattice Square pattern by Dayna's Crochet, an H hook, and sport weight yarn in lavender, pink, yellow, and a pink, green, and white variegated. 

I'll leave you with a picture of my baby girl enjoying her birthday present.
 Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)


  1. Hi Kate, good luck with your husbands new hours and love all of your projects. Hang in there and enjoy the week.

  2. Good luck with night shifts, they are the pits. Congrats on finishing so many projects and glad your nephew and family are healthy. It sounds as if you're feeling upbeat despite everything, and that's great!

  3. I really need to come and give that little girl lots and lots of hugs. Congrats on all of the great finishes Kate. Love your new starts. The blanket squares look great.


  4. Congrats on the finishes!! The crochet squares look pretty! Your daughter is very cute:)

  5. Lovely stitching!! Love the crochet project, looks promising :)

  6. Great to see some finished projects! Congratulations on the new baby! Stay cool and have a great summer!

  7. Lovely finishes! Beautiful WIPs. And that girl is sooo cute! Love that smile:)

  8. Happy birthday to your daughter! What a sweet picture. Love all your projects. The blanket is very pretty as is the square; Debi always shared great ideas (miss her in the blogging world). Have a great day Kate, Heather

  9. Goodness gracious, you are keeping busy. I would be so confused between all the different patterns and projects. Great work! :)

  10. Wow, wow, all these finishes are just great. And so good that you have finishes - so you can start new projects very easily, lol.
    Quite obviously you have more than enough occasions for baby blankets. So beautiful the one that you started here.

  11. Wow, you have been busy! I don't envy you with all those babies to craft for!! I hope the shifting hours doesn't cause too many disturbances to your sleep patterns! Love the new starts and congrats on all the lovely finishes!