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Stitching My Little Heart Out

Yes, I have been stitching and stitching on my crocheted blanket and my Mermaid Trio and I am making great progress.  First, here is my Spice of Life blanket:


It’s getting quite long and keeps me nice and warm while I am crocheting on it.  I have about 20 rows to complete on section 5 and then I can start the border which was released yesterday.  So I am not too far behind.


I have learned so much stitching on this blanket and have felt so close to my Step Mom who taught me to crochet when I was 12 years old.  She taught me to do the basic stitches and the ripple afghan.  I never really learned how to read a pattern or do complicated stitches.  So I am doing this in honor of her. She passed away 4 years ago and I miss her dearly.  The Spice of Life blanket reminds me of the “scrapghans” she would make from her left over yarns.  If you would like to create this beautiful blanket, you can get the pattern at Sandra’s Cherry Heart Blog here.  Sandra did a wonderful job.

I have also been stitching on Mermaid Trio.  Hubby says if I get it finished by Friday, we can take it in to be framed on our way out of town on Saturday.  I finished beading Mermaid Verde last week and she turned out so sweet!



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I love  how she turned out.  Now I am working on beading Coral Charms and she has so many beads!  I am hoping to finish her today so that I can get started on the last mermaid and get her finished by Friday night.  I will keep you posted on my progress.  For those that are not familiar with the patterns, they are La Petite Mermaids by Nora Corbett.  I am stitching them on 16ct Aida Summer Showers by Sunny Dyes fabrics.

That is my update for today.  What is on your needles today?

25 thoughts on “Stitching My Little Heart Out

  1. I think the aspect of it being passed down is one of the best things about crafting. My mom taught me cross-stitch, and I think of her all the time while I work. Even when I’m frogging, it’s a wonderful gift she gave me.


    1. Thank you Marilyn. The crochet blanket has been so fun to do. I have learned so much. I am really not wanting it to end, so I think that is why I am taking my time. I can see me stitching many more in the future. One more mermaid to bead and my trio will be done 🙂


    1. Thank you, Paardje. I think I am a little afraid of the border. When I did the border on the baby blanket, it was very hard picking up stitches along the sides without making it pucker. Maybe it will get easier as I do more. I will be sure to post.

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      1. Yeah, I can imagine. But it’s okay, we all have to start somewhere and that’s how we get better 🙂

        The good thing about crochet is we can unravel if we really want to revise something. But let’s just enjoy the process no matter what!


  2. Your blanket is absolutely beautiful and I love the story about your Stepmom. The Mermaid is looking great. That’s great incentive to get her done!


    1. Thanks, Fawn. I had a psychic party on Saturday and my Step Mom came through. I think because of my crocheting. I have been waiting for her to come through for 4 years. I am so happy. I am stitching like crazy on the last mermaid!


      1. Oh!!!! That is amazing! I love stuff like that. And I totally agree that your crocheting and thinking about her would draw her closer!!! xoxo!


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