Shelter in place and kids won’t be going back to school this year. So we’ve all become homeschoolers! Luckily the school system is helping a lot. Love to all the teachers that keep sending me ideas and stuff.

Let’s talk about crafts shall we? Now that I know I have more time to stitch, I’m working on a sock yarn blanket made with scraps and extras from my friends! It’s easy but not boring and the different colors will look great!

Here’s what I have from the last week and a half.

The container of more sock yarn, guarded by the ever-present Pusheen.

I love it! It’s going quickly. I think I’ll have more yarn than required, but I’ll just add it to the border.

Outside is good

Spoilers. That first triangle? Came out too long? Not equal sides. Oh well. I’m winging it now to see if I can get it to work out. 😉

I’ve been coloring a lot. Mostly coloring. I bought Color Quest Cityscapes (color by number) literally a couple hours before the stay-in-place orders. I’m so glad I did! Some of these look better from afar, they’re like pixels. I’m using some nice brush pens/markers.

Chrysler Building NY, USA
Dubai skyline United Arab Emirates
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janero, Brazil
St Basil’s cathedral, Moscow, Russia
Tyn church, Prague, Czech Republic
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

I dug out some cross stitch and even the tatted elephant! I’ll post more on those soon.

Oof. Life can hit hard, huh? But I’m back now.

I frogged a lot of projects I didn’t feel super excited about, cleaned up my stashes, and started stuff I really like. I have so many things I can do but I won’t live long enough to get them all done you know? Cross stitch is the hardest to cut down. I’m trying so hard to work on one thing at a time. I’m 49.998% done with the puppy but I’m losing my grip on it. I decided to start a bigger pattern I’ve been excited about out! I can go back and forth. The puppy is more challenging so it’s nice to have a break.

I started “Fabulous Women in History” by CloudsFactory. I changed a few (more like a third) of the people to ones that inspire me more.

First up is Eleanor Roosevelt! I don’t have much to show yet.

I wound all of my leftover sock yarn into a bunch of balls. I want to make something awesome with all of it! I chose Atlanticus because it’s pretty and I can add as much as I want to the border!

Rounds 1-20.

It’s pretty challenging for me with the different colors but I’m loving it! Hopefully soon I’ll get to the square parts.

That’s all for now. More later!

Picked this up again. Part of me really just wants to crawl under those covers too! I’m so done with summer.
Finished mom’s scarf! The first of two Stratigraphy scarves.
Bethie’s Stratigraphy scarf!

I’m working in a spooky post for next time!

I forgot to show you my cool new project bag! I saw it on Moogly and realized I had everything I needed to make one. It was quick to make too. I used some extra yarn laying around, some cute spoopy buttons I’ve had forever, and some plastic canvas.

TBH, I made one side’s canvas too small, the other too big, lol. But it works! I love using it and I get lots of comments on it, especially from kiddos. It’s fun showing people what tatting is. AND that it’s not just “for grandmas”. Spooky people like tatting too!

Wait…where did I put that flamingo cup? I love that lil cup…
first page
second page, before pockets, see the canvas under there?
figuring out where those packets will go and making sure they’ll hold they’re respective items
ta-da! before construction
I laid out where everything was supposed to go, so I could reference this pic when I sewed everything on. I thought it would take awhile with all those buttons but it went quick! (btw-WIP instead of RIP, get it? Work In Progress? Very few people get it. oh well)
Finished construction! The edging looks a little messy to me, but it’s because of the uneven plastic canvas. I don’t mind it; I love the fall colors.
Isn’t it cute?? That big pocket will fit a small notebook too. (Right now it’s crammed with the pattern and remaining colors of thread.)

OK, it’s starting to look like something now…I’m mostly done, only the head and front legs left!

This turned out to be the biggest part and the fussiest.
The red was a very welcome change from all that fussy green!!
Woohoo! Drag Bingo! Tatting and bingo went very well together.
Cute foot! Now you can see how big that first motif is.
Once I sew in those ends I’ll get going on the head.