Sunday, March 5, 2017

So Many Things to See

Its been just over two weeks since my last post. The lack of exposition on the various crafting projects I have going is due to a number of factors, one of which is that I'm not sure that my progress is post-worthy. The items I am choosing to work on seem to be more long term and less instant gratification (with one notable exception.)

This post will serve as both my 100 Day Challenge and Slow Sunday Stitching check in.

1. I have finished the quilting on the Rainbow Dresden Quilt. This was Numero Uno on my 100 Day Challenge list and now I have just over a month to get the binding on to meet my goal.

2. The Castle by Teresa Wentzler - I haven't touched this since January. Its a very frustrating project and I've been too tired lately to deal with it. This is where I left off a month or so ago.

3. C2C Blanket - I've added almost another skein but since its barely noticeable I'm not going to take a new picture. But this one has taken a backseat to the baby blanket I've been working on.

Slow Stitching Projects

1. The twelve point star baby blanket - Another skein was completed last night! We now have three down, one to go. The baby for whom this is intended was born yesterday. I figure another week or two and this should be done. Its about 3 feet across right now.

2. Random Scarf - I started this at the baby shower for the above mentioned baby. Its now about half done and is alternating rows of triple crochet and half-double crochet.

3. Life is Beautiful Block Two - A finish!

4. My current stitching project - Imagination Unleashed. I'll be hopefully spending more time on this today in between loads of laundry. I have barely scratched the surface of this but I technically have a page finish. That little gray leaf all the way to the left is its own page :)

I hope you are all doing well. Remember to take some time today to relax and slow down, enjoying the process of creation by hand. See Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching Post @ Kathy's Quilts for more enjoyable projects and also a link to the health benefits of hand crafting. And please pop over to the 100 Day Challenge to see how people are coming along with their projects this year.


  1. Oh my goodness...your projects are all just amazing!

  2. Lovely projects Kaelyn. The baby blanket looks great. I need to crochet 6 baby blankets for mid summer births. I love the colors your using in number 4.


  3. The baby blanket is beautiful and it is almost done! I have a baby quilt to make soon as well as lots of other projects that need to be finished. It shall be forever thus!

  4. You certainly have some lovely projects on the go! When progress is slow it can be frustrating but they are all gorgeous so it will be worth it in the end!

  5. I know what you mean when cross stitching just doesn't cooperate. It requires such undivided attention that you can't work on it when other things are pressing on your mind. The castle is lovely. I hope you can get back to it soon.

  6. So many varied projects in the works! I like this method of work because it gives you the freedom to select the thing you're "in the mood" for. Even my grandmother did this. She always tried to have a piecing thing, a quilting thing and a binding thing to work on, depending on her mood.

  7. So many pretty projects. Just keep taking pictures and you will see that you are actually making progress. I love your Rainbow Challenge Quilt and your Life is Beautiful block. Of course your cross-stitch is fantastic. I am partial to that craft. Good luck with the finish of that pretty baby blanket.

  8. You have some lovely projects to keep you busy stitching for a while, the Dresdan plate is beautiful and the baby blanket is just lovely.

  9. You are certainly working on a lot of beautiful projects! Such a talented lady! “The Castle” is absolutely stunning! I’ve made a star blanket, too, though I forgot how many points it had. It was fun though! Yours is so peaceful and calm! Your life is beautiful block is what caught my eye on Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday! Love that quote! Thank you for sharing!

  10. So happy to see you are finished your second Life Is Beautiful block... it looks great!

  11. All of your projects look fabulous, and progress is progress no matter how small :)

  12. Congrats on the beautiful blanket finish Kaelyn. Let me know how your Healthy Mama works as both hubby and I need to lose a lot of weight.