Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A busy time

Hi all!!! Hope you're fine, I'd been visiting your blogs but have little time, wish I could spent more time and leave comments on all posts. Been back to work, and now have a new teaching position besides two two others... Will have to figure out how to do with my stitching, crocheting, knitting and sewing.

For now have three FO made for exchanges, but can only show them after my partners get it. One is a delightful scissor fob in Autumn colors. Don't worry, I'm not giving out any details, that's the name of the exchange lol The other two are crocheted headbands.

We're having training courses at school. Well, not at school, everything is too messy there, so we took this road up the mountain:


And went to a nearby coffee farm. We had a lot of fun, we laughed to tears when one of the workers asked Nora: -Are you really learning something there? We seemed too happy to be learning lol

This is the group's picture, if you wonder why I'm not in is not because I was taking the picture, I was drawn inside and they forgot about me, only noticed I wasn't there when it was downloaded on the computer lol

To make up for me, Yousis shot a picture with the nice view on the background...


The teacher/coach saw Sara's lunch bag and fell for it, so I made one for her, and we gave it to her as a thank you present along with beautiful roses. She was delighted! Of course there was a place mat to go with it.


To close, it has a wooden bead attached on one side:

And a bow with a loop (all in a multicolor ribbon) on the other. Two details I like: the lining isn't on the same beige, thought it would be too plain, instead chose a matching green. The "made with love charm" is a cute accent.


Even though it's not meant to hold heavy stuff, secured the handle.


Happy stitching!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New CAL

Lionbrand is hosting a new CAL, this time Edie Eckman shared a motif pattern and she's leading it.

I went to shops trying to decide my color scheme, but didn't seem to be able to choose just three colors for the hexagons, plus I have a bag full of yarn (this is a cozy acrylic) in different colors. Here's the picture, but that is from awhile ago, now there's more colors. Seems it'll be another colorful work.


Worked on my sample and I like how it looks, but will do a new one with a larger hook, then decide what to do.


Happy week!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Inge's dishcloth

Now that my Ravelry partner Inge, in Holland, has received her package I can show the picture. It was crocheted in rice stitch, it's so simple but I love the effect, makes a tight fabric perfect to dry the dishes and also beautiful to look at. That's one of my favorite crochet stitches.


I wanted to add a little something, but we are required to send only a postcard with our dishcloth. I asked the moderator permission to sew a little bag to hold the cloth and she said yes.


Wanted to customize the bag with her initial, found an alphabet on a Cross Country Stitching magazine with a tulip behind the "I", just what I wanted! A stitched tulip for a Holland lady.


Happy stitching!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mary's giveaway

Mary, from M designs: stitching with a view, is hosting an awesome giveaway. She designed a set of beautiful angels and one of them is featured on Christmas Ornaments magazine, to celebrate it she's giving the magazine and the other angels for the complete set.

Go visit her blog, you have until September 17th to enter.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Unexpected Shrug

Hi everyone!!! As you know I'm still on my summer break, I'll get back to school on the 16th this month. Along the UFO's that were lying around was a baby blanket that went wrong, reasons?
  1. The needles were too large for the yarn.
  2. Did it without a pattern, it resulted in a long stripe instead of a square.
  3. There was no way to disguise it and make it look like a blankie... I tried several methods with no luck.

Then I thought that it might as well be turned into a shawl of some sort. Then remembered my comadre Elisa told me how to do easy shrugs and I chanced it... How did I do it? Simple:
  1. Folded it length wise and sewn it the length of my arms with slip stitches.
  2. Added an edging both to the sleeves and the body. Took it from a leaflet with baby blanket crochet edgings (I had to go along with the theme lol) my dear friend Sandy O. sent me a while back.
Take a look, I like the results and is very cozy, that will become handy for October-November when the temperature drops without being extremely cold.


Well, think I'll have to do something else for Paola Sofía, now that I'm wearing her blanket lol

Happy week! Thanks for taking a look at my projects and leaving your nice comments ;o) I appreciate them all.