Friday, April 16, 2010

Crazy Crafting

Hello dear ones!  Has it really only been a week since I last posted?  There's been so much going on.  In the past week:  we attended the Denver Auto Show, have had 4 football practices and 3 games, a spring music concert, 2 softball practices and 2 games, 4 track practices and 1 meet, sent Oldest on the bus for a band trip to Grand Junction for 3 days, and I've worked twice.  I thank my lucky stars I don't work full-time (or have more kiddos!)

In the midst of all the craziness, I've been bitten by the startitus bug.  I just LOVE a new start :)  I felt it was time for a new set of pillowcases, and thankfully, I love lazy daisies and French knots.  (I detest satin stitch, btw.)




Why start one new project when TWO would be so much better???  And this one'll be a looong-term project since those little granny squares are only 3 1/2 inches.  I'm feeling so smug because all this yarn came from my stash...such foresight, lol!!!  See that humungous, colorful pile of DMC tapestry wool?  Bought at a garage sale ages ago in a big bag with a pile of little woven square samples and fingering weight wool for $10  :)  We'll see how much I'm loving this project when it comes time to weave in the ends and sew the squares together, lol!!! 




Guess that sums up the happenings in my neck of the woods.  Today is going to be a blissfully quiet day so I hope to make some project progress.  Thanks for stopping by my little cyber-patch today, have a good one!

PS.  I've updated my De-Stash Blog.

30 comments:

Jan said...

Just lovely, Staci! And funny too, cuz I detest lazy daisies, at least doing them, and love satin stitch! lol

Can't wait to see more progress!

KarenV said...

Love your pillowcases Staci, they're so pretty! Cute little granny squares too :) I love all the different types of projects you do, whether knitting, crochet or stitching, you always have something interesting on the go!

drea_dear said...

I'm drooling over your little basket. What lovely colors! I like Grannies, because you can finish one or two a day, and you feel like you really accomplished something. They're good projects to take to all those practices and games.

Sadie said...

Such pretty pillowcases Staci, the colours are divine and so springy :-)
I'm in love with your little basket of crochet goodness.
Hope you enjoy your day and weekend too x

Melissa said...

Lovely new projects, Staci, but always beautiful. Those granny squares look like they'd be fun to do! Have a good day!

valerie said...

Great pillowcases and granny squares so far. Love the colors!

I'm drooling over the black scissors in your basket in the last picture. Where did you find them? They are fab!

Berit said...

Nice starts! I started making up that freebie you gave to Paula in DMC 310 of all things, lol! (I do hope you agree with me that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!)

Argh! End Weaving-in! My blood ran cold!

Have a great un-busy day and weekend. :)

nima said...

wow..that looks pretty and lovely...

Annie said...

Definitely fun-looking starts. You are the only one I know who loves French knots! Although I do believe they are easier to do on that kind of embroidery than on cross stitch fabrics.

Enjoy!

Nancy said...

I love your pillowcases! I haven't embroidered pillowcases in years, and may just have to do that sometime this year. Can't wait to see what you do with the granny squares and all that beautiful wool!

Cari-in-VA said...

I love your pillowcases - they are just lovely. I have never embroidered before, but it looks fairl easy.

What fun granny squares - what are they destined to become?

Enjoy your weekend.

Siobhan said...

I love your new starts, Staci! YGG on using stuff from your stash, too. Have a great weekend!

Theresa said...

Lovely projects you have going on there~~~~~~

Dee said...

I love the embroidery. Such sweet patterns.

Karen said...

Embroidery always looks so sweet! Love your pillowcases.

Jackie said...

You've certainly had a very busy week. You must have a clone!

Just curious, where did you get the stamped pillowcases?

Lois said...

Life does sound like it's been busy. Love the pillowcases, such nice colours. Enjoy working through that basket of wool!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love your pillowcases, Staci! I need to learn to knit, or chrochet or something - the little squares are so pretty and what great colors in your basket! Have a great weekend.

Robin said...

Busy week indeed. I am glad to know that I am not the only ADD Crafter. I am trying to fend off the Startikus illness by burying myself under a blanket of WIP's! lol Good luck on your grannie square. They are such fund to make and you have pretty colors to work with. I love the pillowcase idea. I am re-painting and re-decorating a newly vacated bedroom and think I may do this for the bedding.

Catherine said...

Great projects!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Staci, love the pillowcases. I believe in Starteritis!! It is good for the soul!!

Have a great weekend. -- Roberta

Carol said...

Oh, those pillowcases brought back such great memories, Staci. I used to do the embroidered pillowcases way back in high school in the early '70s--I'll bet my mom still has them in her linen closet back home. Yours are just lovely...

jill said...

I also have startitus very often leaving a large stash of started UFO's ..... love the granny squares and the pillowcases, 2 of my favorite things along with knitting socks and dishcloths and lots of cross stitch!! Love your blog.

Casa Pearl said...

Great progress for having been so busy! Love those granny squares!

Carin said...

The stitching is just beautiful !!

Brigitte said...

Wonderful projects that you have on the go. I love the lazy daisies on those pillowcases, what a lovely effect they make.

angelasweby said...

Staci,
It's always a pleasure visiting your blog as there is such a variety of different things to enjoy. As you know I love old transfer printed embroideries and to see your pillowcases is a real treat. It's s nice to see these traditional embroidery stitches especially Lazy Daisy which is one of my favourites.
The granny squares are so sweet and are very satisfying as they can be worked really quickly. I'm sure when you see a huge pile of them you won't be able to resist stitching them all together :>)
Angela xx

Paula Nunes Lima said...

You make such lovely works.
I could never, ever do all that!! (I work full time). I stick to one type of craft, have too!!
Love the squares. How swwet, the "Sweet"
Haven't been here in a while too and when I come back, I always know I will be amazed with something.
Hugs

Olenka's Stitches said...

The pillows are going to look lovely! It's always very interesting to see your new projects.

WendyJo said...

I love the pillowcases Staci. Darling granny squares too!