I can’t believe that it has been a month since I last posted! Having Miss Munchkin around all the time sure does make the days blur. Speaking of Miss Munchkin, things are very quiet here this week. Her Daddy came along this past weekend and scooped her away for a couple of weeks. He will bring her back after Halloween. My list that I’d like to get done while she’s gone is very, very long, but one by one, I am ticking items off of it!

Here’s a pic of Miss Munchkin taken the end of August:

Miss Munchkin napping

She finally surrendered to sleep. Naps are to be fought against at all costs!

That is my bed that she is laying on. The quilt is old and tattered and has needed replacing for quite some time. After many months of searching, I finally found a comforter I liked! It arrived yesterday. At first I was afraid that it would be too warm, but it was quite comfortable last night. I’m very pleased with it! Tell me what you think!

New Comforter

I wanted something that would go with the quilted hanging above the bed. Did I succeed?

On the crocheting front, I have an exciting new project, thanks to Charles and Rebecca. I don’t know why I ask my kids to pick patterns, because they always pick the most challenging patterns they can find. I wanted to make a wedding afghan for Charles and Rebecca, so they looked through my pattern books and found a counted cross stitch Celtic pattern. Here’s the pattern:

Celtic afghan pattern

At first I was not sure I would be able to convert the cross stitch pattern to an afghan pattern, but using every stitch as a single crochet and carrying along the yarn as I change colors is working really well, don’t you think?

First 25 rows

burgundy and black Celtic design

That is the first 25 rows. The pattern is 240 rows in length. I would like to have it done by Christmas, even though it is not technically a Christmas gift but a wedding gift. I can only do a few rows a day, though, before my eyes begin to go cross-eyed!