April 26, 2015

1/2 way done

Hello my friends,

Using this easy method, I am already 1/2 way done.

I am so pleased how wonderful this white yarn changed and defined the design. It looks pretty good to me now, it appears like a vintage quilt, very well put together by this fine white "sashing". I can't wait to finish my blanket!

Happy sewing, happy crocheting!

April 22, 2015

The real and the final...

Hello everyone,

Few days ago, I played a little trying to find a better arrangement....
This is an image of the real and final layout for my "Lost Diamonds" blanket, laying on the carpet floor.
I'll make the join with white yarn and the size will turn a little larger. I can't wait to start putting this little big one together...I see a long way till finish.

I love it!

Happy sewing, happy crocheting!

April 18, 2015


Hello my friends,
It is already over a month since I've started a new blanket. I started with few diamonds in February,  another few I've made in March...So much work and so slow going...but it's pretty and I love it more and more. These images from this collage were my first ideas...
Then, another arrangement smashed my imagination and I'll stay with it! How about colored diamonds, going next or around each other, their size depending entirely on the yarn I have.(from the royal blue there, I manage to finish 15 diamonds...that's it! from the light blue, 21 diamonds, then the green and the purple...and so on...)
and from this layout here
 to this final image for now (which it can be slightly different at the end):
This is an image made with the help of EQ5, could be the final one for my blanket.
I'll use white yarn to join the diamonds, I founded on this post a pretty amazing way!!

(Oh, for Easter we had dinner with my family, amazing time! plus so much fun egg hunt ...
yet, a few days before, I saw here a pattern for cute egg with felt decorations...in Russian but diagrammed, turned on  these ...easy to make, easy, easy!...)

All the best for you, my friends,
Happy sewing, happy crafting!

March 15, 2015


Hello my friends,
 Lately I did no sewing (and it hurts!!!) but crocheting every day...as much as I can.
I have used for a while now, this method that I really like, I didn't know it has a name in the crochet world:  join as you go = J.A.Y.G. 
Well, I have finished all my pillow covers this way(post and pictures soon) and the blankets I've made, including this last one:
It's interesting this granny square in two colors (it gives me the chance to use most of my yarns) but also it's kind of tricky when you change the color!
At the beginning, I didn't like how it turned, following the method fonded online, but I've made small changes and I love how it looks now, more accurate and neat! The final size for my squares is 7".
A hard but beautiful time I had, trying to find the right layout!!
It was fun arranging and turning, rotating and replacing all the pieces.

For the J.A.Y.G. method I searched and studied different ways - love, love, love! the Pinterest for this and many thanks to all pinners from there. My final choice looks like this.

I like the two colors granny square pattern! For my next project I'll find a way to make a (granny)diamond or a (granny) rectangle in two colors, put them in a new blanket, a new crocheted quilt....
I have in mind something like a churn dash quilt pattern or a harlequin look but not really...I'm still searching (Oh! Julie Harrison, she has a beautiful tutorial here and I know, it's about making something else, but hey it's pretty!!)
Until next time, have a happy St. Patrick's Day!! Sásta lá St. Patrick!!! and take care of you my friends! Happy sewing, happy crocheting... 

January 17, 2015

Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year, my friends!
I'm glad to be here, again, wishing you good health and success in the coming year, rich with love, warmth, and laughter! I hope you had a good time during the Holidays.

I "passed" through a lot of baking and cooking (and crocheted tones of pillow covers).
For now, just some of our delicious cookies...(all gone!! so fast)
Cranberry Bliss Bars
And more from here !

Snow White Cake with Lemon Cream
Recipes and more images on this page

Coffee Cake
More from here

...and Santa's Hats!
Inspired from here
We all are a little heavier than before, but it was whorted!
All the best to you, Happy sewing!