It's the little things in life...like reading knitting books, and blogs and marveling at how other people can make beautiful sweaters, with necklines and sleeves! And after years of pushing myself and trying over and over, I've finally made a sweater that looks like a sweater, feels like a sweater and although it is a little big on me...the pattern size I was following said it was Size S...hmmm...it is still a wearable sweater!!! I even wore it to the grocery last night!!!
I must keep…Continue
I finished the second boy bunny, this one for Soren.
He and Zachy's bunny have the same attire, although the bunnies look very different, so we won't get them mixed up at Christmas. Daphne's bunny is wearing Mary Janes, actually knitted as her feet. The two boy bunnies get Nikes (also…
The girl bunny is finished, although I have plans for a sweater to go over her sun dressContinue
My family, while always supportive of me and my craftiness...I mean crafting...is always happy to see me engaged in ANOTHER yarn project. They think it keeps me occupied so I don't worry about them, or worse yet, nag. But this time after seeing a project begin to take shape, I think they are seeing just how…Continue
Common Threads met at Ginny's. Julie is almost done with her Girl Fox from Little Cotton Rabbits:
She has also finished the head of the elephant.
I started my first project from this designer (the…
Ta-da! Mr. F. Is finished and waiting for his clothes.
I have one sleeve of his jammies (Union suit?) almost finished, but I've been hand-quilting, as you will see below.
However, while we're on knitting, I thought you would enjoy seeing Joanie's seal mum and…
In place of my regular blog post this week, I decided to hold sort of a celebration of life for my dear friend, who passed away early Thursday after a prolonged illness.
I invited a few people to share their memories of Susan. If you have memories to share, you can add them in…Continue
My Mr. F. is moving along.
He's still headless, but at least he has arms now. They look rather flabby, though. I need to take him to Silver Sneakers with me so he can lift some weights.
Mr. F. has been a major UFO since 2009, when I got two arms and one leg done (almost) and quit. Now he's…
The quilt for Habitat for Humanity's Overall Ball fundraiser is coming along. I finished putting the blocks together with sashing, corner stones and a border.
This involved a consult with Janet and another one with Julie, as we were trying to get by with fabrics on hand. I was scrambling, but…
Since my last post I have been knitting & doing some quilting projects so here they are
The Online range is a 4 ply yarn
Online Yarn Silk Range Colour 109 a pair of socks for me
Back to the question: A few months ago we discovered we had moths, originating in our Navajo rugs in the storeroom. While I was sad about…Continue
While school doesn't start for 2 more days here in Boston, it does feel like it is over now that we are back home from our cottage (well, except for the 90+ degree temps outside) and have to start getting mentally prepared for the 5:15 a.m. alarm come Thursday. I'm still feeling exhausted from a busy weekend, but it is a good tired. Many changes over the past few months and reality is sinking in.
Our DD graduated from school with a PharmD and just recently passed her national…Continue
The main activity for this week was my "Reflections of Butterflies in Lemonade" quilt top.
I started this quilt on Tuesday. It's the Disappearing Hourglass block from Missouri Star's Quilt Block magazine, the latest issue. There's also a video of how to make it on…
I had several irons in the fire this week, but the big news is, I'm coming down the home stretch on my Delectable Pathways quilt.
I got the top pretty much put together yesterday. I still have some appliqué to do on leaves that cross over seams. There are also two seams to sew, left…Continue
Chugging away on the Delectable Pathways quilt:
This is the last of three panels, and I only have two more flowers left to appliqué.
The Puyallup Socks are done and on my feet:…Continue
As you know, our trip to Oregon was necessitated by the arrival of our fifth grandchild and third grandson.
It gave us an excuse to visit our younger son and his family. Soren (now a big brother) especially enjoyed feeding dog kibble to the pups. (He also fed some to…Continue
Last week, we had a look at some of my older knitting projects. This week I'm going to show you some of my quilting projects from yesteryear, before I started my blog. Let's start with my first quilt ever...sort of:…Continue
While I'm on vacation, I thought I would report on some knitting projects I've made over the years, before I started my blog. For example, this is the first sweater I made for Charlie (my DH).
As long as I've known him, he's been an avid skier. (It's funny; he didn't look like this when I married him. He's still pretty cute,…Continue
Wow! What a week! I always have to start with a photo, so here's Kay's rug:
She based this on a photo she took while on a cruise with her late husband. He helped her with suggestions and was a major contributor to keeping her interested in the project. It has been languishing since he passed away, but…Continue