Monday, January 06, 2014

Look at me go....

Tonight, I weaved (wove?) in the ends of another daisyghan. 

If you look at the first afghan in the post from yesterday, it was that one......

Squares are from:
  • Swindon UK
  • Plymouth, PA
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Herlev, Denmark
  • Victoria, AUS
  • Queensland, Australia
  • Muncie, IN
  • Ishagamadai, Japan
  • Chesapeake, VA
  • Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Toledo, OH
  • Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Clarenville, Newfoundland
  • Coimbra, Portugal
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Leysin, Switzerland
  • Thomasboro, IL
  • Burrhead, Alberta
  • Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Conroe, TX
  • Ontario, Canada

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Happy New Year!

It's a new year, the Gift-Giving crafting is over and now I'm back to daisies!

http://krochetkrystal.blogspot.com/2012/08/daisy-afghans-done.html

Remember this post?  A year and a half ago, I finished the crocheting on this afghan (the second one, with the two pink rows of border).  Here's my dirty little secret:  I hate weaving ends.    I love the colors, the planning, the crafting, but when the daisies get to the stage of needing ends woven, I stall. 

I have learned since then that I *must* weave as I go, because otherwise, what happens is this:  It sits and sits and sits.  My New Year's Resolution is to take the projects I have *this close* to finishing and get them done.  Out the door. 

So tonight, I sat and weaved some ends (while helping my high schooler study Ancient India and China.  Oh joy!) and I am happy to say that the afghan is ready to be washed and taken to the hospital.

And, since I didn't post it before, here are the places the squares came from:
  • Thomasboro, IL
  • Portland, OR
  • Stockton, UT
  • Hayward, CA
  • Barrhead, Alberta Canada
  • Valley, WA
  • Cheyenne, OK
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Victoria, Australia
  • Chesapeake, VA
  • Kentwood, LA
  • South Fork, PA
  • Westminster, CO
  • Simpsonville, SC
  • Saint Gabriel, LA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Stockton, UT
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Bradenton, FL
  • Plainsboro, NJ
  • Gonzales, LA
  • Coimbra, Portugal
  • Pikeville, NC
  • Benalla, Victoria, Australia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tucson, AZ

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Timing is Everything!

You may remember a few weeks back I was talking about making scarves to donate to a local shelter that serves the homeless, poor and destitute with clothing, meals, social services.....

I lead a scattered life geographically so quite often I just carry donations around in my truck and when I'm passing through, try to unload.  Well, I've passed through the shelter's area twice now, but always in the morning! 

I happened to be on their FB page and noticed that their MAIN FUNDRAISER is coming up, and they have a "Decades-Theme"... and part of their logo that I saw said GROOOOOOVY.  And, they have a basket raffle!

Well, what did I think of?

Of course, a Daisy Afghan!

Contacted them yet again, and in addition to getting my bag of men's clothes (Thanks, Dad!) and scarves, they are also getting the most recent black background daisy afghan. 

See their website, see what they are doing to help out.... contribute financially if you're so inclined.  See if you can find something like this in your area where so many generous people are giving a hand to those in need.




Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blanket Finished with pic

 
all done!
Going to be working on some Homespun stashbusting and make some scarves to donate for a bit....

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Daisy Progress

I've got 25 of the 40 squares seamed now.  Here's a progress pic.

If you want to see the cities these squares are from, here is a link to my Ravelry project.  I've made it public so even those of you who aren't Ravelry members can still see the page!

2013 Charity Daisy #5

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Another Daisy Started

I've got a box of black background squares ready to be seamed and bordered!  So far, I've joined squares from:

  • Lower Burrell, PA
  • Aurora, CO
  • Avon, NY
  • Odessa, TX
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Tujunga, CA
  • Maryland Heights, MO
  • Hudson, OH
I'll get a progress picture as soon as I can!

Latest daisy finished....

Here's the latest daisy I've finished.... a baby sized afghan.  These squares all came in a box together (with about 50 other squares!) and all mix and match with pastel shades.  I thought a small baby afghan (or ten) would be a perfect use of these!

The only problem? 
I had the label from the package in with all of these squares so I didn't have to label each square.  AND NOW I CAN'T FIND IT!  If you are the generous donor of that box of squares, PLEEEEEEASE let me know! 



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Squares all seamed!

I have seamed all of the squares on this daisy afghan, and have begun a basic edge in white.  I'll go around a few times and then start the color border!

Here are the squares in this afghan:
  • Roanoake, VA
  • Claremont, CA
  • Plano, TX
  • Woodbury, MN
  • Omaha, NE
  • Mexico
  • Sanvase, CA
  • Sherwood, OH
  • Orange, CA
  • Essex, UK
  • East Sound, WA
  • Trelleborg, Sweden
  • Glanella, Manitoba Canada
  • Sheldon, MO
  • Atibaia, Sao Paulo Brazil
  • Hoisington, KS
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Winchester, TN
  • Claremore, OK
  • Hudson, OH
  • Lancaster, CA
  • Hills, MN
  • Franklinville, NJ
  • Pawleys Island, SC
  • Palmdale, CA
  • Bloomington, MN

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