Saturday, July 26, 2014

San Diego Seaport Village

Happy summer!  I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Here's some pictures from my visit to Seaport Village in San Diego from last week.
Isn't this tree amazing?  I love the design of the tree trunk!
Ducks are so much fun to watch and here they are having fun in the water.
Here's Mama Duck and her three little ducklings making their way across the sidewalk.
Here they are again - aren't they the cutest little things?
The duck pond at Seaport Village is so tranquil.
It's located right on the water so you can see the ships coming in and out.
Here's a picture of the Coronado Bridge.

We had a great day in San Diego.  I will leave you with some picture from my garden (actually it's my husband's garden!)
The fig tree that has figs!
Tomatoes which have taken over the whole area.
Strawberries from the strawberry patch.

I wish you all a wonderful week.  Please stop by and say "hello".  I'd love to hear from you.  And, remember to stop by Handmade Harbour and meet some great crafters.

Have fun in the sun,

Saturday, July 12, 2014

"Martha's Ripple Blanket" My Version Completed

Hello everyone.  I hope that you are enjoying your summer.  Down here in Southern California we are having a heat wave.  It's been in the high 80's and that's a bit too warm for me.  I sometimes long for the gray, cloudy skies and cooler weather but I shouldn't complain.

This week I finished my version of Martha's Ripple Blanket.  This was such a fun blanket to make.  I found this lovely blanket here on Mrs. Brown Makes.  Here is her tutorial on how to do this beautiful ripple stitch.

I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn which I bought from Deramores.  I originally bought this package of 17 skeins and used 12 skeins for my Grandson's stripey blanket.  I saved 5 skeins of the pink/purple colors and used an additional 5 skeins of white to complete this blanket.

As you can see, it turned out quite large.  It will easily fit a single bed and allow for it to hang over the sides.  It's such a fun pattern to crochet and is easily memorized since it's a repeat of one row.

I made the bobbly edging and I think it added an extra design element to the finished blanket.  (As you can see, each edge of the blanket has a different color for the bobbly edging since I didn't have enough yarn to do it in one color)

I'm a bit sad that it's done since I had such a great time making it.  I am putting it away for now and will probably give it away as a baby gift.  I want to thank Claire at Mrs Brown Makes for creating such a wonderful blanket pattern.  Please visit her blog to see some great ideas.

Lastly, I will leave you with this adorable picture of Lilly.  I had set this "large" basket on the floor and she decided that it would make a good place for her afternoon nap!  I love that cat so much.....

Have a wonderful week and please remember to stop over at Handmade Harbour where you will meet lots of talented crafters.  I'd love to hear your comments and know what you have been creating.  Feel free to comment and/or sign up on my blog. :)

Happy Summer,