This week has been crazy! Besides trips to eye doctor, dentist and Apple store for a new iPad, I made a trip to Shepherd's Bush and Needlepoint Joint in Ogden with friends from Common Threads.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
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're still at home, since BS hasn't put in his appearance this early, but we'll be taking off soon, regardless.
One of my projects this week was to finish the baby hat DGD1 started when she was here. I used it to teach her how to knit in the round, and then I continued it, but it has been…Continue
After circling the house for two weeks and unable to find a place to land, the Stork Delivery Service gave up and allowed the Easter Bunny to take over for an early Easter morning Delivery.
He arrived at 13 minutes after midnight on Easter morning. His weight was 8 lbs 4 oz and he measured 20.5 oz.…Continue
It's a pair of socks for me, out of Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in "Fiji." The Dogwood Blossoms sweater is too difficult to work on with Miss Daphne in the room. She had to take each ball of yarn out of the bag, and a couple of times pulled the sts out of my needles. The socks are easier to hold onto and walk around…Continue
It's the I Spy quilt I made for her. It was a special present for her, and the train quilt is for her brother, Zachary, who is due to arrive any time now, which is why we're in Wisconsin. She knew who we were, thanks to Skype.
We've been doing things with her. Daphne is such an angel, complete with halo!
Grandpa's 'puter is…Continue
You may remember this quilt I was making for Daphne.
I got it back from Julie, the professional quilter (Julie Thorum, email@example.com), and just finished sewing on the binding. It's an I Spy quilt. Each square has a picture of something she can identify and name. Julie quilted it…Continue
Joanie, Ellen and I stopped there after the Acorn Antique Fair. We always stop there when we can. Joanie was looking for yarn for a poncho with a cowl attached. The people who work there are very helpful.
When you come in the door, you see a nice selection of bags and…
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
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
A while back over in the SAL, Nuttyknitter provided a link to Namaste Farms video of Tail Spinning. I became very interested. So I started looking at my stash… I had almost an ounce of Wensleydale locks, but I didn’t think it was quite enough to make any yarn.
Yesterday at our guild meeting, our guild leader Marlene brought me a gift of a one pound bag of Lincoln Locks. Not Wensleydale, but I think I can do it.
This is after I sorted the fiber and locks to get…Continue
I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but a while ago I was getting quite overwhelmed with all my WIPs. My Mom noticed this and made the suggestion that I start limiting the new projects I add and start finishing up all the ones I already have going. I thought that was a brilliant plan (although a bit not so fun to stick to when you want to start somethig new right away....especially with all the cute new patterns out there) but I've been doing my best to…Continue
Now that I have your attention...
That's Gabriella. You have seen her before if you have read a previous blog post. She's the orphaned baby alpaca my friend Linda has been raising with a bottle. You will see more of her later.…
Several people (besides me) brought quilt tops to give to Julie for professional machine quilting. This is a batik top made by Barbara:…