Sunday, February 9, 2020


When I picked up the kids from Grandma last night, she asked if I could fix an afghan for her. It was made by her mother and one part of the granny middle has come undone. I told her I'd give it a try.... but have no clue how to do it! Any advise? I think it is just chain and slip stitch?

We are hosting the Grandparents for a birthday lunch and cheesecake for the boy's 12th birthday (last Thursday) today. After that....I see relaxing with various hand work projects for me.

I'll watch a movie and get some hand quilting in on the pink and into the green.

I'll also prep the 4 peels to add to the middle of this EMD block and start back basting the next one. Oops, I need to add that 4th side first.

I might go in and prep the rest of the block from last month for hand piecing. I have the middle part done.

I'd like to also finish off this row of sheep in the knitting for Aidan's pillow.

Pretty much a relaxing day with lots of hand stitching. Linking up with Kathy and the other slow stitchers.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like you have been busy and will be busy today too. Is the yarn a long enough strand that you could thread it on a yarn needle and somehow knot it off through the design so it won't come loose? I'm not sure how I would fix it.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Looks like a chain stitch that is made then looped to the starting chain stitch.
Very pretty projects! Hugs


Isn't great that we have so many choices of what to work on when we get stitching time--if not in the mood to sew, we can do hand stitching or quilting and if not in that mood--we have knitting or yarn projects to do!!!
Aidan's vest is looking good--but those sheep's need heads!!!
luv, di

Kim said...

Great Grandma's afghan is a vision of colour. How beautiful it is. It looks as if your Sunday is going to be filled with lots of pleasant stitching. You have some lovely projects in the works. Enjoy you day.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Hope you had a fun day with the grandparents celebrating Aidan's birthday! I love those EMD blocks. Are you hand-piecing all of them? They are amazing!

Elle said...

On the afghan repair.....pull that thread fairly snug, go to the backside. Find a yarn similar in color, cut a piece at least 8" long (to work with ease). Tie a double knot to the afghan end. Then thread the new end over the back loop of the round in the center. Then bury that thread well.

No one will ever find it in this gorgeous colorful reminder of Grandma :-)

Denise :) said...

A relaxing day with lots of hand stitching sounds perfect -- I hope you got to work (play?!) with all your pretty projects! And happy belated birthday to your boy! :)