Sunday, April 29, 2018

April is over already?

I can't believe that it is already the end of April. My hyacinths are all in bloom as well as some more daffodils.
 Unfortunately the stalks of my hydrangea are hiding the daffodils. I never got around to trimming them in the fall. Looking at the picture, I have to straighten that brick border as well.

My university class is almost over. There are a few more lectures and then the final. I still have to write the final exam and all my work for this class will be complete mid-May. Of course I will have to grade the final, but that is easier than preparing and giving lectures. Once  the semester is finished I will have two more days per week that I get home by 3 p.m. I am so looking forward to having afternoons that I can spend crafting as my day job doesn't require any prep work. I just have to show up and help students all day.

I managed to add piece #13 (the one on top) to my Advent Calendar. This one went more smoothly than the last. 
I also finished the first round of border on my Granny Rose Afghan. I am going to add at least one more round, maybe two or three, of the white background. 
I was contemplating adding some rounds with the colors of the flowers, but I ran out of some of them and I really like how it looks with just the white.
You can see from this corner that I have just added a single granny row around the outside edge.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I hope to add another piece to my Advent Calendar today.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The tree on your Advent calendar looks very nice but the afghan is so lovely.

  2. Ohhh your granny rose is just beautiful--what a splendid job you are doing on this one..I am going to try to learn crochet as i can no longer knit...hugs, Julierose

  3. Those beads really set off the trees on your advent calendar! The crochet project is beautiful. I’m glad you are going to have more time soon for your crafts. Our daffodils are out too. I love this time of year!

  4. I'm glad you are near the end of the uni class and getting a break :) I usually do not babysit in the summer so I'm hoping that is true this summer.

  5. Oh the Granny Rose afghan is beautiful, and I love the Christmas tree for the Advent. Its nice to see your garden blooming.

  6. Cathie: Your Tree is looking great, you are making great progress.
    I totally love the Granny Square afghan, it is beautiful.


  7. The sequins jazz up the tree. A piece at a time is progress. I have heard that the granny rose afghans are quite popular especially with the white yarn. I agree on your border of a few more rounds of white only. Other colors may detract the eye from the pretty roses. Totally understand you looking forward to no more prep time at school.

  8. Granny Rose is lovely - I wish I could crochet (well I can go in a straight line, but not round corners!). I also like the Advent Calendar - those lines of sparkle along the tree and the tiny stars: such fine detail.


  9. Beautiful garden, and beautiful stitching , hugs.

  10. The tree on the Advent calendar looks impressive but the throw is such a feast for the eyes beautiful.

  11. The flowers look so pretty. Welcome spring!

    Every time I see the rose throw I fall in love all over again. It is so pretty.


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