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…
The stork decided that Johan Aro Stuart needed to try out his BSJ and his Horse Baby Quilt sooner than scheduled. He arrived Saturday night, four weeks early.
Even though little Johan is pre-term, he is still a good size, 6 lbs 6 oz and 18" long. Other than some…Continue
High Fiber—Getting out of Dodge
Another crazy week! However, the next week should be calmer. More on that later. The BSJ for BS2 is almost finished.
Just the shoulder/sleeve seams and buttons to go. That won't take long, so I'm putting it off for a bit, since BS2 isn't…Continue
It's Like the Skies of Roswell! Except this is a different kind of UFO.
My Yei Figures Bag is finished except for adding the beads to the necklaces and bolos.
I decided to line it with some nice quilting fabric.…Continue
It has been a busy week! Soren's Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) is finished. Here's the front.
I'm using the instructions in Elizabeth Zimmermann's…
We were supposed to have Vintage Stitchers at my house last Thursday, but DH is still down with a bad cold, one we would rather not share with our friends. Barbara stepped in (she was my backup in case of snow) and hosted us at her house. Ellen is back in town and brought her Hibiscus quilt top to give to Julie for quilting.…Continue
I was too sick to enjoy my birthday, but I'm enjoying it now. This was my big present from DH, for a big birthday (hint: it has a "0" in it).
Happy Hanukkah, everyone! Zachary and Daphne got to celebrate with "Bubbye" and "Zayde" by way of Skype. What would we do without Skype?
When they come here, we will celebrate Christmas. Lucky kids, get to have Hanukkah and Christmas both!
Speaking of Christmas, I have…Continue
It has been a busy week. So busy, in fact, that I forgot to put my knitting up and left it in a chair. DH put it on the floor.
Sunny decided she could improve on my version of the Dogwood Blossoms…Continue
Still no sign of BS, but some of his layette is completed:
The Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) is made from Swish DK in Grain Heather and Cinnamon (discontinued). The little hats are made from Stroll Sport in cork and Bare, Swish DK in Grain Heather and Swish Worsted in Hollyberry. The booties are in Stroll Sport in cork. The buttons on the BSJ are little…Continue
We arrived in Beaverton, OR, yesterday. Lots of knitting time in the car!
The BSJ is turning out well. I haven't decided on the buttons yet. Will have to look around for some nice ones.
The hat I made last week was so…Continue
The larger Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) for BS is done except for the hood (You will have to scroll down if you use the link).
Shoulder seams still need to be sewn, and there are no buttons yet, but that shouldn't…Continue
Progress on the Fiji sock!
I just returned from a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colorado, to help register voters. It was about five hours each way, so there was lots of knitting time in the car. (It's amazing how much you can get done cooped up in the car.) The yarn is Knit Picks Glimmer in Fiji. The…
Today is Daphne's birthday! It's hard to believe it has already been two years!
Here's one of her new toys. It's a castle slide, just right for a little princess with an imagination and lots of energy. Baxter, the dog, enjoys watching her play on it, especially because it means she plays outdoors longer. Her little brother is…Continue
The pattern is the Chiloquilters Train Quilt. They placed the trains in strips, but in my version, there will be two trains, each going around two sides of the quilt, with a "tunnel" between each, so four blocks by four blocks. I designed the "tunnel." The other blocks are from the original quilt. I'll…Continue
We've seen some great films. To check them out, see the Sundance website.
I worked long hours, and even though I took my knitting, I didn't get as much other stuff done. On my day…
If you aren't familiar with this quilting tradition, the idea is to use lots of fabrics that depict objects a child might be familiar with: animals, foods, toys, flowers, etc. You tell the child, "I spy a (name of object)" and let them find it in the quilt. It's a game, but it's also a way for a small child to increase his or her…Continue
DGD1 (also suffering from a cold) finished her first hat:
It's the F346 Coffee Beenz Hat from Plymouth Yarn. She used the yarn I spun from Gaywool fiber…Continue
What a Christmas it has been! How wonderful to have family around you with it's accompanying chaos!
Daphne's BSJ is perfect; just big enough to be able to last for a while, but still small enough to wear now! The quilt was a big hit, too! They loved the colors and the label with the photo of their little…Continue