Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sorry I don't have anything to share!

It's been a crazy month full of end of school year activities and a flurry of graduation and summer vacation plans. So far this month we have celebrated the birthdays of three of our children and the high school graduation of our oldest daughter. It has been a joyous month. In a few short days my girls and I will be heading out for a 5 week road trip full of visits to family, friends, and multiple national parks before our daughter (who just graduated) leaves for the Navy. So I won't have anything to share with you for a while. I am hoping that those of you who are followers to my blog will stick around but at the moment family is more important than my blog. I am hoping to be back to sharing artwork by the middle of July. I hope everyone has a safe, fun, and blessed summer.

Jenn

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pink Camo Baby Blanket

I am still plugging away making the sideways shells baby blankets for humanitarian aid. This is the latest one I have finished. It seems like it took me forever. I may have to look for a new simple pattern to repeat until I get bored with it. LOL I am finding that I am loving making the hats and socks than I am the blankets. I guess it's the nearly instant gratification of a project finished quickly. ;)

I just love the way the pink camo (yes that's the actual color name) pooled. The pooling doesn't look so obvious in real life....I think the camera captures it a bit differently.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Summer Flies Shawl

I created this shawl for my swap partner Linda for the Trash to Treasures Crayon Swap. Linda loves pink and requested watermelon pink for her color. I kept searching for just the right shade of pink and finally settled for a medium pink that is almost a coral color. Yet it seemed like the right color when I saw it. I laughed when I saw the label and the color is "strawberry".

Anyway, this was my first real lace project and my first shawl. I have a love affair with shawls and have bookmarked many patterns but this is the first one I've ever made. Linda ended up absolutely loving her shawl (for which I am very grateful!). My 14 year old daughter also really really liked it and has asked me to make one for her. :)

The pattern can be found here on Ravelry. I think you have to be a member to access it though.

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