Oh, you would not believe the amount of time I spend obsessing over these granny squares.
The basic pattern was so easy, but deciding on the best way to join on the new colors kept me contemplating and experimenting for days. (And these days were scattered over weeks, so it was slow progress.) I finally just committed to a little project, took notes on my pattern as I went, and I think I now have it just the way I want it. (Although in these red and orange squares I was joining a different way... One thing I have learned in my dedicated attempts is that there is not always only one right way, and it can't always be perfect. Even if I really really want it to be...)
Now I am ready to get started on our very own family granny square afghan!
(As soon as I finish my little autumn sampler project.)
I am enjoying having these little granny squares around to work on if I should happen to have the time. They have been keeping me company while I have not had much time for sewing.
I did make Chloe this new top a little while ago. I had this pretty vintage calico to use, and she looks so nice in blue. I will probably be making many more tops like this for both of the girls. I like the simple style.
This skirt is actually one I made about 5 years ago. (I just had to count, whoa, that long...) It was a very long skirt at the time, fortunately it's still well below her knees. I love that she has been wearing it all these years.
And I love that it just happens to go so well with the new blue top.
Another sewing project from the summer. Chloe's "down to her ankles" birthday skirt. Goodness that child is getting tall!
I love the pleats. I love pleats. Did you know that? I love pleats.
This skirt was hard to photograph. So long! Another one she will be wearing for many many years.
This is her saying "Can we pleeeaase read now?"
"Of course my dear."
So this is kind of like a Work In Progress Wednesday post. Except for it is Tuesday. But I often did my posts on Tuesday night anyway, so I guess this can count too.
I would love to hear about what you have been making...??