Blending colors…

It’s a beautiful day, today.  There are wispy clouds highlighted against the beautiful blue of the sky.

It’s a little nippy outside, so I decided to finish up a small afghan I’ve been working on little by little as I’ve had time this week.  

 It is 28″ x 32″ in size.

I used a size Q (16 mm) hook and two strands of yarn for each stitch.

It’s made up of alternating two rows of single crochet and one row of double crochet through out.

I changed colors, adding one color to a previous color, making it so that the colors blend as they go up and still have a color block definition too.  Each color combo had 8 – 10 rows, depending on when I wanted to change colors.

Here are the colors/color combinations I used.

  • Dusty rose with light pink
  • Light pink with bright pink 
  • Bright pink with hot pink 
  • Hot pink with dark purple 
  • Dark purple with medium purple 

It’s a great way to use up yarn if you find your yarn stash overflowing.



This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24

My weekend end started out great, though I’m still trying to get over a major sinus cold.  I haven’t felt as good as I do, spiritually and emotionally, in a very long time.    One word to describe how I feel…. FREE.

I’ve been able to catch up on some things. 
Here’s the butterfly wall hanging.  I finished it today and practiced my free motion quilting on it.
My free motion quilting isn’t pretty, but the more I do it, the better I will get.
We have cold weather moving in Tuesday night and the black birds have been gathering in droves.

Seeing all those birds prepping for the cold, made me want to bake.  I guess you can say I’ve been doing a little nesting of my own.  Anyway I baked some cookies.  Lemon cookies to be exact.  The recipe was on the side of a lemon cake mix.  They are yummy with a lemony drizzle on top.

One of the challenges I have set for myself this year is taking the antique and vintage blocks I have collected over the years and put them together into quilts or wall hangings, depending on how many blocks are in each set.   Here are the latest blocks I have acquired.  They are octagon in shape.  These blocks were all hand pieced and scrappy.

I have searched for this block on the internet and have had no luck on the name for it.  Tomorrow I will look through two books I have that document quilt blocks from the 1800’s forward.  I hope to find it in one of them.
Do you know what it’s called?