just a quick update on the baby afghan, I'm still working on the baby frog and doing the outlining now, it says in the chart booklet long stitch as well as back stitch BUT I have left out ALL the long stitch and I'm just doing tiny back stitches
so there is no chance of baby getting their tiny fingers caught in the stitches.
There is still a bit more to do on baby frog, finish the outline and there's a cute butterfly and ladybird to do.
Hi all, this is baby frog :) cute or what :) this is the second block and woodland baby on the afghan. I'm enjoying this project very much, although the fabric is very thick and the holes are very large which makes the stitching loose, it makes you think.. will it all fall apart when baby plays with it..so, I have knotted all the threads at the back so that wont happen, it doesn't matter if you have knots (in fact I'd recommend it) as there will be a backing on it. also I'm using 3strands of thread not 2 and 2 for the back stitch not 1 as stated in the booklet. another update soon when baby frog is finished :)
Hi everyone :) Thank you for your comments on my previous posts, its always lovely to see you have visited and any input or tips you might have :)
talking of tips... I have one for anyone using the plastic snap frames, I've been using it for the first time on my baby afghan blanket, I really like the frame but where it snaps onto your fabric it can pull and snag the stitches so I bought some thin but strong cleaning cloths and cut them to size and put them in between the fabric and the piece of plastic that snaps on... it works a treat :) no more snagged stitches or pulled material.
I've finished the first woodland baby, the baby owl :)
he was a treat to stitch. yesterday I realised this blanket will need a backing as you cant leave all the threads exposed to baby... and do I have a sewing machine.. NO
So onto the Internet I went ( its a wonderful thing) :)
and ordered a sewing machine, that's being delivered on Tuesday, its been years and years since I touched a sewing machine..but a new adventure awaits :) maybe new hobbies will come from my new toy lol
Hi Everyone in blogland :) I've made a start on the baby afghan blanket and love the little woodland babies :) The owl is the first to do so have got started on that one.
I'm using the new plastic clip frame for the first time that I bought and I have to say it took me a few days to get used to it but now I have and am enjoying using it and I like the way it doesn't leave any marks on the fabric when you take it off.
Today the postman delivered my baby afghan and chart :) it looks very nice.
I also ordered one
of these plastic clip together frames, I've never used one before and
wonder if any of you have and what are they like to use? I thought it
may be better than a hoop, I usually use a frame but don't think I'll
get all the baby blanket on there lol well only time will tell how I get
on with the clip frame but please feel free to let me know what YOUR