Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Basket Full of Daisies








I did it! I have completed 152 Daisy Squares! As you can see in the picture above there are still two more to finish, but I want to figure out the layout of the squares before I finish those and possibly a couple more to round the design. I want to see which background color I might need to add to. I have included a couple of pics with layout possibilities. Any favorites? I think I know which one I like best. I will be crocheting all the squares together with white yarn and then using white for a border also.










Here is an update on my Halloween cross-stitch. All I have left to do is the backstitching. I am going to make this into a pillow. I will post a picture of the finished product. I already have the fabric purchased. It looks like the white background got a little soiled. Do any of you have tips to clean this? The area that is dirty will be covered by fabric but I don't want to just cover it up.


 
I think I may put the border on a hand towel for the powder room. I always like to have some holiday towels available and I don't have any for Halloween.


~" Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? " ~ Ginny at Small Things.



 

I am joining Ginny in her Yarn Along, so along with all of the crafting, I am in the middle of reading The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott. This book is a history-based fictional novel following the lives of some survivors of the Titanic soon after they arrived in the United States. This is really a riveting read. The author explores the tragedy through the eyes of Tess, a dressmaker, who interacts not only with a sailor from the ship but also the privileged survivors and the press. Fascinating. 

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Emily said...

love the daisies! my favorite is the diagonal stripe!

Carrie Duvall said...

OK, I was doing my usual Coffee, Post pattern and peek in at everyone else when your diagonal daisy's jumped out of the page at me. Love the diagonal and the colors are just wonderful.
I too cross-stitch and I adore your scary cat. What a neat way to bring more halloween into the home. Is this one of your designs?

With All That I Am
Carrie - The Handmade Homemaker

Donna said...

The top right is my favorite lay out. It immediately caught my eye. OH the thought of sewing all those together!

Cathie J said...

Thanks for visiting Emily. I think that is my favorite too.

Cathie J said...

Thanks for the vote on the diagonal. It is my favorite and family, friends and fellow bloggers seem to agree. Yes, Scary Cat is one of my own designs. I hope to share the pattern for the towel, as soon as I figure out how to publish it.

Cathie J said...

Everyone seems to agree on my favorite also. I am going to crochet these together so it should go pretty fast. Thanks for visiting.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

The daisies are awesome. I love the idea of laying it out before deciding on border colors.

Cathie J said...

This is not my usual method of crocheting, I have been inspired by other crafters. Usually I stick to a pattern almost religiously but since I couldn't find what I wanted I had to improvise. Thanks for visiting.

Elisa Q Q said...

Wow! congt darling God blesss

Deborah Hamilton said...

I think the diagonal design is the prettiest. I'm going to try to find that book. It sounds fascinating.

Sandy Campbell said...

What a cute blog!! Very nice, and enjoyed my visit!! Sandy of www.sanderellas1.com

Cathie J said...

Thanks for diagonal vote. I love the book! Thanks for visiting.

Cathie J said...

Thank you for you comment. I will check out your site.