Monthly Archives: July 2015

A 2015 Finish for Gabe



My second grand-nephew, Gabriel Alphonse, was born Monday morning at 12:52 am.  He is 8 lb, 9 oz and 20.5 inches long.

And, right on time, I finished his blanket–giving it to my niece in the hospital Monday night.  It’s a pattern I’ve used before– Attic24’s Neat Ripple Pattern. I absolutely love this tutorial.  It’s so clear and concise.  It has TONS of pictures to help you through.  It makes for a perfect first crochet project.  For mine, I cast on 115 stitches to make 8 waves with a J hook.  Each wave is 3 rows tall.  This one is made of Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue and Peacock Feather.  It finished at 33″ x 35″.


It’s the first finish of 2015!!!  Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.



I’m back for Q3 of the 2015 Finish Along


I’m back!  We’ve finally reached summer break– a time for family, sun, and crafts.  I’m so glad to have made it.

To celebrate my return, I’m participating in the 2015 Finish Along this quarter.  I’m looking to finish:

  1. “The Hooloovoo”– my niece’s wedding quilt
  2. My red and white lattice quilt
  3. “Sea of Rainbows”– my scrappy batik Arkansas Crossing quilt
  4. Quilting my “Starshine” quilt
  5. Quilting my “Rainbow Bricks” quilt
  6. Gabriel’s crochet baby blanket
  7. The skirts and tops I started last summer

I know that it seems quilt an ambitious list, but these are the months in which I get things accomplished.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side