The Mostly Harmless crochet shawl by Kaylie Dawn on Ravelry is my most recent finish. I made this from three skeins of Lion Brand Amazing yarn in the Wild Flowers colorway. I have to say I am a self-confessed variegated yarn addict 😀 If I was forced to choose just one crafty outlet it would have to be crochet - it's my native crafting language.
|Mostly Harmless crochet shawl|
Next up is the Simple Little Pouch designed by Anita of Bloomin' Workshop. Anita posted this tutorial last year and I knew right away I wanted to make one. The opportunity presented itself when I was putting together a Christmas gift for my future daughter-in-law. She likes to knit and I just knew this fun pouch would be perfect to corral knitting needles.
|Simple Little Pouch|
Over the summer, to take a break from unpacking, I was able to stitch up a fun little Patchwork Pineapple pillow to gift as a birthday present for my bestie, M. I always enjoy making things for her because she is just about one of the sweetest, most giving people I know. M is blessed with the gift of hospitality so a pineapple is just perfect for her. This tutorial comes from Sassafras Lane Designs. I enjoy little projects like this because they let me indulge in my love of scraps :o) I did my favorite grid quilting on this using painters tape as my guide.
|Patchwork Pineapple pillow|
Early in the spring I made this sweet tall ships baby quilt for my great nephew. The inspiration for this quilt came from a picture of a quilt called The Fleet Is In from an old quilt book. The image of the tall ship with waves underneath served as inspiration, but I used my usual half-square triangle technique instead of the construction method featured in the book. I just love how this turned out with the watery fabric in the background.
|Tall Ships baby quilt|
The first finish of the year does not belong to just me, but instead to the Faith Circle of do. Good Stitches. I was the assigned pattern selector/quilter for this beautiful Quilt of Valor that was gifted in March to a deserving veteran of our armed forces. You can read all about this quilt here.
|Quilt of Valor|
Perhaps my greatest finish of the year was getting our family settled in our new home. We are absolutely loving it! Sometimes it still seems surreal that we are actually moved in after so many years of dreaming, saving, planning, and building.
|Cabin on the mountain|
|Welcome in from the snow|
|A snowy Christmas greeting|
The home we left was this sweet little split-foyer. This was our home for the last 29+ years of our lives and it was the location of many milestones for our family. Little house - you served us well.
|Farewell to our little home|
Won't it be fun to see where 2018 takes us? We won't have to wait long to find out! Happy New Year friends!