A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown
Any day spent sewing, is a good day. ~Author Unknown
I love sewing and have plenty of material witnesses. ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Off the hook and in the hoop

Just getting around to posting here on Pins and Needles after so
long of reading what everyone else is crafting. Just as a way of introduction, my name is Denise and I enjoy doing all sorts of crafting! I found P&N through my sweet friend Cathy. I love to sew and quilt, crochet, cross stitch and do embroidery.
I have been working on a baby blanket for my new grandbaby due in December. We don't know whether it is boy or girl so I used variegated baby yarn. I guess you can't see the pattern very well. It is called bobbles and crosses and turned out to be much easier than I thought it would. :)

After I finished the blanket I thought it might be nice to cross stitch a family tree for baby. So that is what I am working on now. It is still in progress as you can see and the only thing that will be left undone is the baby's name and such.

I am purposing to get many of my UFP's done. I am sorting and making a list. Then I shall take them one at a time so I will always have something to keep my hands busy!
Wishing you all a wonderful day of working with your pins and needles!


CJ said...

Ms Denise ~
Thanks for posting about your needlework projects! I love the sweet baby blanket - sooo soft and pretty! Perfect for a lil' boy or girl :) and the family tree stitchery is a wonderful idea! Are you using a pattern? or did you make up the design yourself?
Making a list of the UFPs is a good idea ~ mine would be very long! lol!! :)

Unknown said...

Glad to have you here too Denise, love the projects! The sweet tree is awesome!

Unknown said...

Nice to meet you Denise...
What a wonderful fun idea the family tree.. that is a true treasure.. sure to be loved for always. You are so smart to make the baby blanket variegated.. since you don't know the sex. All projects are fantastic and I am so glad you wrote a post to introduce yourself and your projects.

Jennifer said...

I love the crochet pattern. One of my daughter's favorite blankets was a knit blanket someone made her. Because they made it such a big weave it worked out perfect in our non A/C British home when summer time hit. I was going to crochet her a bigger one and never finished it. =(

Doris Sturm said...

You do lovely work, Denise. I enjoy looking at other crafters projects! That crocheted baby blanket is adorable.

Sherry said...

Love the blanket and the family tree idea is wonderful!