Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Crafting Days of Summer

 Did you know that Friday the 12th was World Cross-stitch Day?I stitched and photographed the above for a post to our Kuwait Crafters Instagram account.

And stitched a small design from Gaza that is documented in the book Palestinian Embroidery.On Saturday, 6 of us gathered for crafting in public ... something we've not done in quite awhile.  (We are hoping to start up our regular craft meetings again next month.)Zhraa on the far left is the one who crocheted the granny square sweater for me that I posted about before.  Saturday was the first time I wore it and I really do love it so much.

And speaking of granny squares.

Yesterday was Granny Square Day hosted by @simplycrochetmag over on Instragram.  The bottom left are the squares that some of our Kuwait Crafters posted last year, and the above right is from this year.  Bottom right are some of the traditional squares (my favorite) that I made over the weekend and yesterday I crocheted the Flora Granny Square designed by Lucy at Attic24

I miss walking but it's currently 11:18 a.m. and 104 degrees (with a high expected of at least 110 F) so indoor crafting is the best thing to do this time of year.



19 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, to be truthful I have never been big on the look of granny squares, but Wow I really love your top very much. It is really lovely and looks good on you. your craft group sounds really fun and a great way to share and visit with friends too.
Have a good week Kathy

Maya Kuzman said...

I love your granny sweater!

Dee said...

Your craft group looks like a wonderful group of ladies. Your sweater is beautiful.

Try to stay cool. Those temps are CRAZY!

Rostrose said...

Dear Tammy, no, I didn't even know there was a World Cross-stitch Day! :-) Your small design from Gaza looks very nice. I'm glad you were finally able to meet again. The granny square sweater is great! I'm already looking forward to the less hot days - then I want to start crocheting a jacket. (If I have sweaty fingers, I lose the fun of handicrafts ;-))
All the best and hugs from here
Traude
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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Happy to see you meeting again and you wear that crocheted sweater so graciously!
Depending on the humidity it is rather hot for being outdoors.
Even though, we've been on our 11–day drive often in such hot weather but mostly with lower humidity levels and that doesn't bother us.
Stay well and focus on your crafting; a perfect balance for our soul.
Hugs,
Mariette

Lyn said...

I love crochet but never did get into cross stitch, glad you are able to meet up and craft with your friends. xx

Mereknits said...

There you are with your friends with your beautiful new sweater on, you look fantastic!

Delighted Hands said...

You look great in the sweater!!! How nice to sit and craft with friends!

Angie said...

Tammy - not sure how I always miss these important days!! Smile. I would have had the perfect excuse to sit and stitch all day! So happy for you that your craft group is getting back together. The granny squares with the progression from white to dark blue are very attractive. Speaking of which, you look terrific in your sweater! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Gorgeous cross stitch and what a beautiful sweater. How wonderful to be able to meet with your friends and craft. Have a great weekend.

Barwitzki said...

What beautiful colours, the sweater you received crocheted is lovely... and your cross stitch work is superb.
Good luck to you all at the next meeting.
I got out the sewing machine :-))) and a sweater is waiting for me to continue knitting...
I wish you a nice weekend.

Sandy said...

So many beautiful crafts! LOVE your granny square sweater. Looks like a fun group of 6. How nice you get together and craft. Popped in from a mutual blog friends blog. It's always fun to meet new bloggers. Hope you'll swing by for a visit.

miruspeg said...

Love the photo of you and your friends Tammy.......and great sweater.
Big hugs
Peggy xxx

Susan said...

August 24....Hi Tammy. I love your cross stitching. It is truly an art form with you. Thanks so much for your visits and comments. Whenever I see that you have stopped by, I feel happy! Hope all is well with you and yours. What are both boys up to now? Is one still in Colorado and one in Albany? Susan

Happy@Home said...

How nice that you were able to get together with your friends for some crafting time. Sounds like a great way to pass the time until the weather is more suitable for walking. Love the sweater that your friend made for you. What a generous gift!

Nowe Przygody z drutami said...

Very sweet time to be with friends and granny squres.greetings

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Your colorful crocheted granny square sweater is lovely! Zharaa did such a wonderful work of art! All of the crochet is so pretty! I love your cross stitched piece you did for the cross stitch day! Its so good to be able to gather with friends and to be able to create beautiful things together!

Derya said...

Hi Tammy, Happy cross-stitch and square motif days :) your sweater really suits me, I started a cardigan with square motifs, Attict24 is a blog that I have been following for years and got a lot of inspiration from. Stay with love...

Sandy said...

Waving hi as I make my blog rounds. I've added you to my blog list. Keep stitching.

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