Thursday, December 4, 2008

What's Up Blogging Land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey blogging friends. Well it's finally December, Christmas is just around the corner. I've been shopping a bit was going to be making a lot for this Christmas but, decided not to do to much since I have been moving around ever weekend I haven't been able to crochet and sew like I want to lately. So I decided to do a bit of shopping around this Christmas and make a few items.

I wanted to do a quick update today. I am leaving to go to Green Bay, WI this weekend to visit friends and my special friend if you all know what I mean. We have been having a long distance type of thing going on for a very long time. I try to visit every other weekend and he try to visit every other weekend or so. My kids likes him a lot but, anyways leaving this weekend for a little getaway that's all. So wanted to show what I have been working on this pass week or so.

I know you all remember the afghan I said, I wanted to finish this afghan for my mom by Christmas but, haven't been working on it as much as I was supposed to but, after reading Christina talking about working on her moms scrapghan gave me the idea to get on the roll with things. Thanks Christina :)

So I went to laid the hexagons down on the floor to see how I was going to put them together as you can see here in the picture below. I do have about 10 more hexagons in red that I have to whip up in order to complete the diamond shape that I am shooting for.

Here I put all the orange hexagons together.
It's coming along nicely. Now I have to get started on putting the red ones together. After putting them all together I still have a lot more to go. I will be working around the diamond in half double crochet stitches until the length that I want it to be. So have a lot to do. So now my deadline may be Feb or March yet to know. My plan is to work on it everyday if possible.

Ok on with this ripple round 12 point afghan I am doing for Nellie. I am almost done with this. I have 2 more whole yarns to go and that is the dark purple then I will be ending it off.

So far so good.

On with my sewing. Not much to say about my sewing but, here goes. I have been working on a trench jacket for myself done in grey. I probably showed the fabric before but, just started finally sewing it up.

Here is the front of the jacket. So far so good. I have 4 pockets 2 below and 2 top pockets. I have to put more details in the pockets for some design.

Here is the back of the jacket. So far so good.
I yet to piece the front to the back yet.

Oh also by the way NO PATTERN FOLLOWED FOR THIS TRENCH JACKET. :) I took a old jacket and used that as my guildline. :) COOL HUH?

What I have to do to finish.
I have to serger in the inside of the jacket to hide the lining stitches of the jacket.
I have to add the collar.
Do belt hoops.
Do a belt.
Add buttons for closure.
Add buttons to the pockets for details.
Can't forget the sleeves.
Stitching/sergering the bottom of the jacket to the lining of the jacket.

Pretty much that's it. Then I am done.

So there you have it. My crocheting update and sewing update. Hoping to get back to sewing next week. Monday or Tuesday.

Crocheting I will be doing this weekend. Probably while on the Greyhound bus tomorrow. I can get in 2 hours of crocheting on Nellie Ripple Round afghan. So hopefully by next week. I can show that that is finished.

Ok now off I go. Hope everyone have a great weekend. Take care.:) - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
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~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Have fun for me. Girl me and my husband need a little get a way for real!! I know it must be fun to see him and miss him. Love the crocheting, and can't wait to see the jacket!

Riohnna said...

Awesome projects!! I think the jacket is my fav!!

Christina said...

Everything looks great! I got lazy again on my mom's afghan, so you'll be my inspiration too! Sewing all those hexagons must be torture, but it looks awesome! The purple round ripple looks amazing.

Zuleika said...

Wow you've been busy! Now I feel like doing a 12 point afghan. :-)

Laura said...

The purple blanket is so pretty! And I agree with Christina - you have a tremendous amount of patience, working on all those little hexagons like that, LOL!

I'm looking forward to seeing your jacket. I'm amazed how you just whip stuff up with no patterns.

Have fun on your trip!

Susan said...

All the projects look great! That jacket is going to be slammin'

Sheila said...

Have a ball of fun on your getaway. I love the hexagons blanket. said...

Hey there Lesa!!

I am learning a lot from visiting the blogs of all of the creative ladies out there in cyberspace!!


Please feel welcome to stop by my place any time!



naida said...

hi lesa, have fun on your weekend away.
the projects are coming along great.

how to crochet said...

Very fantastic stuff....