WIP: Throw Blanket

June 9th, 2008

WIP: throw blanket

I’m still working on my throw blanket for the living room. I posted about it before, but it was the lone post lost in the shuffle. I really love the colors–the deep dark pink and purples. I’ve got the front stitched together and the back is done, too. I just need to cut the batting and start putting it together. I can’t decide whether to tie it or quilt it. I’m leaning towards tying it, because it’s so easy and leaves the blanket free of puckering. I was thinking I’d do a patchwork binding, compiled of all the scraps from the blanket, but it will be too much pattern. Hopefully I’ll finish it soon.

I haven’t had near enough time in the craft room this year. It’s disappointing not having the time or the energy to create. I really miss it and can’t come up with a solution to resolve it. Cancel cable? Craft diet? I recall an article in Bust a few years ago that outlined how to bring more time for creating into your life. Too bad I threw that out.

This weekend was our sixth wedding anniversary. We went to Mexico to really celebrate, and had a lovely, long dinner out last night to commemorate it. It’s fun having a marked day each year to look through the wedding album, talk about what we’d like to change in the upcoming year, remember the fun moments from this year, etc. I’m so thankful I have such a wonderful man to share my life with. Here’s to another hundred more!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Linnea  |  June 9th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Dacia, that was such a sweet post :o)!!! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I’m so happy you had a great time in Mexico. Your pictures were lovely. I’m craving some sunny time, myself! Good luck with your blanket.

  • 2. Meg  |  June 11th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    If you’re taking time to travel and celebrate an anniversary, your time is not wasted.

  • 3. Megan  |  June 12th, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Happy Anniversary! Here’s to many more.

    I like the colors you’ve chosen for your throw. I’ll tell you, and I need to try this again myself, but I was shocked by how much “extra” time I found when I turned off the tv one summer. Just keeping it off during prime time made a huge difference in terms of productivity.

  • 4. Emily  |  June 12th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Your quilt is so gorgeous in person. Great colors and patterns!

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