Sunday, March 3, 2019

Temperature Blanket

My word for 2019 is Productivity.  I want to get stuff done, make things, create, purge  and organize.  My daughters told me about a temperature blanket that they were going to crochet this year. Have you heard about these? It took me a while to understand what I was supposed to do.  I have been wanting to get back into crocheting as it's been years since I had made anything.  I bought my yarn - 9 skeins so far and I wrote out a chart of my temp ranges.  Here in southern CA the temperatures do not vary that much so decided to change colors every 5 degrees.  For a Temp Blanket you only crochet one row a day but you do it every day for a year.  In the end you have a multicolored, soft, warm look back at the weather for the whole year.  I'm doing this project with my 3 daughters and my best friend and once a week we share our blankets and it's been fun to see the progress and all the different colors.




















I keep track of everything in my bullet journal that I just started this year.

Here's a shot of 4 of our blankets when we were just starting out:




Here is mine from Jan 24th:





And from yesterday


And the obligatory cat shot:


Saturday, December 29, 2018

2018 Sewing Year in Review

This year with my health issues I was sure that when I looked back over my year of sewing I would see very little.  I was shocked to see I had made more than 93 items!

 I made 12 rag quilts:



















I made  4   T-shirt Quilts:



 I made 7 Hanky Quilts:









 3 Bandana Quilts:




A whole bunch of pillows and pocket pillows:




































 


I made some mug rugs and coasters:











I made 6 minkie blankets:








 I made a queen side smooth quilt:

 I made a few burpies and and tea/needle wallets:







And I made 2 baby clothes quilts:




I was so worried at the beginning of 2018 that I wouldn't be able to sew as much as I used to.  I guess I don't have to worry about that anymore.  It was a very good year of sewing!!!