Christmas Dazzle is done!
Pattern is found in the book, A Year of Afghans, 1998
I fussed and fussed over what kind of border to make, and finally settled on a simple linen stitch border.
The whole look kind of makes me think of a sweater. Hmmm... It's too late now, but maybe I should have made a faux ribbing border (with alternating front and back post stitches). Why did I not think of that?!? Sigh.
☝ Next time!
I couldn't be more pleased with how this turned out. So SWEET!
I found the magazine that published this pattern! This sweet little silhouette cross stitch is from Just CrossStitch Magazine, February 1992.
And that is absolutely all I touched in the crafts department this past week.
I hope to soon get back to work on my Sacred Space blanket, but we're busy here working on house stuff. So I may or may not be YOPping much for the next few weeks. Painting - ugh. Getting some new carpet - whee! And cleaning some older carpeting - will be nice when that's done. AND soon we'll be getting some new furniture for the family room - Yippee.
Maybe I'll YOP about these things.
They are projects - to be sure!
And I'm still going through stuff and whittling down so much that is superfluous. That is an on-going project.
As summer is drawing to a close (on the calendar, anyway), I wanted to snap a picture of a planting that has made me smile for the last few months:
I bought hibiscus and wave petunia plants on clearance in the late spring/early summer and planted them together on a whim. I really didn't know how it would look together. I'm amazed at how it all has thrived and how great the colors work with each other. The one in the background... not so much.
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