Sunday, February 1, 2015

Two Blankets.. A Blizzard.. and Thrifting

                                                Happy Superbowl Sunday !

I have two new crochet blankets I am working on ..I am using I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby for both.. The first one is a giant granny square ..done in blue/green, peach,pale yellow and white. This one is a gift and the colors are to match their bedding ..

 I have made 3 other giant grannies you can see them here   here and here.. This is super easy to make just make a regular granny square increasing with every round. Also a secret is to turn the blanket every round so it stays in a square shape. Sometimes you see peoples blankets and they aren't square ..its because they don't turn them every round :)

 The second one is a join as you go granny square blanket for my daughter's living room in aqua, red and white.. This is also super easy and pretty fast to make ! Here is a link to the join as you go instructions I use..

 I started this granny square blanket off without the white , and I wasn't loving it ..I took it all apart and added the white and I love it now ..Last year I made this join as you go granny square blanket..

I found this table at the Goodwill before Christmas.. It was $8.50 I haven't decided whether I am going to paint the legs or not ( and leave the top wood) What do you all think ? I also got that amazingly huge soup tureen on the bottom shelf last week for $4.99..Isn't it amazing ??

We here in Illinois are under a blizzard warning today ! 7 inches so far and its not supposed to stop snowing until tomorrow..
I finished stitching this Little House Needleworks ornament last night .. Trying to stitch one LHN or CCN ornament a month for the Little House and Country Cottage group on facebook..I just realized I forgot to stitch the reins for the horse :)
I also am stitching this cute chicken design for Prairie Schooler..
Thanks so much for your visit !  I Hope you have a wonderful day !

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~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake~*~ said...

I love your blankets! They look like so much fun to make...I think I'm going to have to try to make one. Great Goodwill find!
Snowing like crazy here in WI too.
Stay warm and safe,

Shelia said...

Hi Priscilla! Oh, your dainty little fingers have been going to town. Love seeing all of your pretty crochet work. Your needlework is beautiful too. Now if I could go thrifting with you! What a beautiful table you found and the tureen too!
Have a great week and stay warm and safe.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

Please send some snow my way. We keep missing out here in VA.

Barb said...

I heard from my dear friend in Chicago this morning! Your weather sounds just horrid!! Blankets are beautiful. What a deal on the soup tureen! I do love the stitching you are working on and the finish is great!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Stay in, stay warm,stay safe, and try and stay busy. Here in Utah we have not had a bad storm this winter but I'm sure that we will. All of you in the mid west are in my prayers.XX Jo

Kathleen George said...

Beautiful blankets and perfect for your doggie to snuggle in during your winter storm. I appreciate your artistic work in everything you do. Keep warm and safe. Kathleen in Az

Maggee said...

What great blankets! Someday I will start learning to crochet... but for now, it is cross stitching for me! Hugs!

Jann Olson said...

Priscilla, you amaze me at all you get done! Can't wait to see the granny squares that are red, white, and aqua finished. Love it! Stay warm my friend! Here we are having record warm temps. Feels like Spring. We really do need more snow! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

All your crocheting is gorgeous! I would love to learn to make a granny square blanket! I am new to crocheting so maybe someday!

mrs vee makes said...

When you say after finishing a round on the large granny square you simply turn your work around instead of starting a new round? Is that you mean?