Poor baby girl has been suffering with a nasty upper respiratory infection for the last several days, so she's been my main focus. Doctor says it's not serious, we just need to let it run its course. She has some medicine but hates taking it. And she's just miserable, poor thing. I feel terrible because I can't explain to her why she feels terrible!
So, I have a lot to show you. I'd meant to break this up into several shorter posts, but as the deadline for a lot of the SALs is today, I have to combine everything into one long post.
First up, crochet progress. I finished putting black on all my pink roses and attached the first row of squares. Only 55 more to go!
In the midst of digging through my UFO box, I came across thirty burgundy roses I had made for another project and decided not to use. They were too pretty to frog, so I'm turning them into a baby blanket for a coworker of Tim's. I used Red Heart Super Saver Spring Green for the leaves, Perfect Pink for the double granny round, and am joining the squares with Shocking Pink.
Now, on to stitching. I have two more finishes! I still can't believe I finished five pieces in August! (Of course, I started a lot more.)
Here's Amazing by Kincavel Krosses (free chart):
And here's I Never Finish Anyth from Pixel Power Design:
And (drum roll, please), I have my first FFO!
It's not perfect. There are a few things I think I'll do differently next time. But, all in all, I'm very pleased with my first finishing efforts.
This leads me to SALs, as this ornament is for the Christmas Ornament SAL hosted by Kaye of Kitten Stitching.
Kaye is also hosting two other SALs I'm participating in, the Prairie Schooler SAL and the Americana SAL.
For the Prairie Schooler SAL, I couldn't decide which piece to focus on, so I'm working on two. On the left is Santa's 12 Days of Christmas Day 2, and on the right is Prairie Schooler Santa 1984 (the first one in the series).
For the Americana SAL, I'm working on Stars and Stripes by Ursula Michael. I haven't made much progress on this, just the border on the center quilt.
I have been making progress on some of my other SAL pieces. For the Tuesday Pretty Little City SAL I do with Linda and Jo, I've been adding stitches to New York. There's a lot more to the building on the left now.
For the YOTA SAL hosted by Pull the Other Thread, I finally dusted off Cluttered and resumed working on it. I'm taking a break from the cabinet and working on the items on top of it.
I've been slowly plugging along with Cinderella's Castle for A New Stitchy Start:
And, finally, I have several new starts. You know me, I can't finish one without starting at least three more!
Cat Lessons for People by Lizzie Kate:
I have been working on a new stitchy rotation for almost a month now and am really, really happy with it. I've made a lot of progress on a lot of different pieces. It's a bit complicated so I'll save the details and progress pics for another post. But I am trying to integrate the same idea into my crocheting.Thanks for reading and looking. I'll try to get around to all your lovely posts in the next couple days.