Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In and a Finish to Share

Hi friends!  I have not posted all week and I want to share with you why.  Our oldest granddaughter turns 6 in a couple of days and the birthday party is tomorrow.  I have been crocheting afghans for each of the grandchildren for their birthdays and this one was not quite done.  I have worked diligently on it this week to finish it up and there was just not any time to write a post.  This is what the afghan looked like on Monday evening:
 I was not content with the finished edges so I pulled out this book that I recently purchased and flipped through it.
It is a great book and I would suggest it to anyone that crochets or knits to find the perfect border for your projects.  Here is the border I chose.
 I wanted something frilly and this is a really pretty ruffle.  It is hard to see in the picture, I took quite a few and did not get any better results. Hubs said it looked great and if he has an opinion on something like this you better believe it is the truth.  Cannot wait to hand it over to her tomorrow along with a new doll.

It is Friday Night Sew-In over at Handmade by Heidi so I when I got home from work this afternoon I warmed up a bowl of soup and made a pot of coffee for some much needed energy.
Next I started pulling out my options:
Summer hats for the granddaughters?
Aprons for Sister in Law and her daughter  for this coming Christmas?
Barbie doll cloths using a vintage pattern, also a gift?
Pillow top that I just picked up fabric for? No forgot to get the fabric for the center stitching.
This would be the project for tonight.  I am making this bag for me....yes I said it is for me.  I love this Scottie fabric and I just found the fabric with the help of my BFF for the lining and bow.  The polka dots will be the handle.  I have the fabric all washed and ironed and the pattern is cut out so I am off to really get started.  I will post what I get finished tomorrow before we leave for the birthday party.  Have a great night and blessing to you all.
If you would like to join us tonight for the Sew-In just pop over here:
Handmade by Heidi


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

The afghan is beautiful - I love the lacy looking border.

And of course, you know I adore that Scottie fabric - can't wait to see the bag.


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a beautiful afghan. The border added a whole other dimension to it. Lovely! She will have it her whole life.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Brenda, your afghan turned out so beautiful! What fabulous, bright, happy colors! This will be a treasure for sure!


Bee Lady said...

WOW! I Love that lacy look. You are good girlfriend! I can't wait to see your bag. I think I enjoy your Friday night sew-ins! I do. They inspire me!

You are going to have to join us sometime this summer at one of our stitchery group sessions. There is an all day one going on today. I gotta get moving and get off of this computer!

Cindy Bee