Vintage Stitchers met at Marilyn's. She met us at the door wearing this apron Barbara made for her:
She was working on a quilt for fall that will include this machine-appliquéd pumpkin block: …Continue
Quilters! Finally, I have some quilts to show you. But first a little food.
Vintage Stitchers met at Janet's on Thursday. Marilyn brought this embroidered Christmas quilt center to show us. Now to put the borders on.…Continue
The Steampunk Shawlette is finished and in use:
The pattern is The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn. The yarn is …
We're back from our trip, which included a Rhine River Cruise.
A time to be born and a time to...dye. At my place, summer is a good time to dye using the method I like best. The sun-tea method with Kool-Aid and food coloring.
I've been trying to finish projects I'll need for the trip we're taking next week, like the Navy iPad Tote Bag. …Continue
The Echo Flowers Shawl is finished and in use:
Here's a closeup of the edge detail:
The book is Eleanor Burns' Tales of First Ladies. I love the fabrics Davidene picked for this project, and the designs in the book as well, but I'm not crazy about the piecing methods.…Continue
I couldn't keep from casting on the "Echo Flower Shawl."
I thought it might actually be useful this summer. I'm using Bare 100% Merino Lace Weight yarn from Knit Picks, and putting beads in where the…
I am new to Hairpin Lace. I inherited a hairpin lace tool, bought a book on how to use it and found holding the tool to be somewhat cumbersome. Also, when I released the lace when the 11 inch tool was full, I found that the lace got in my way and it kept twisting around and around and losing its shape. Just as I was about to give up on the whole idea of doing hairpin lace, I though there had to be a better way.
Since I am married to a retired engineer and I can be…Continue
And a couple of wonderful sights, as well.
This is the mountain we see to the northwest out our livingroom window every day. Several views of it are in Cowgirl's album, but I thought this one was 'a little different' enough to share it with you.
This next photo was taken out…Continue
As Peggy Stuart mentioned in her blog today, many of us have signed up for the Tour de Fleece (TdF) over on Ravelry, and are making steady progress toward our spinning goals. The rules are pretty simple, join the group and spin from July 3 - July 25, with two days of rest.
Most of us started on July 3... I planned to start early, but things around here got in the way, and it was nearly noon before I actually began my journey for the day. I obviously bit off way more than I…Continue
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to enter the sock blank dyeing contest, so I threw a sock blank into my latest KP order.
I decided to use grape and lemon-lime Koolaid and Kroger brand Neon Food Coloring in blue. I didn't want to risk the microwave, because the one we have is pretty high-powered and everything takes less time. I didn't want to fry that yummy yarn! I…Continue
I've been busy this week working on Daphne's gown. I have the front finished:…
She's the new young one at my house. The parents and that old lady who cleans and cooks and sometimes feeds me are always using that funny thing that makes bright light right in her face, and mine, too. They say they're "taking photos," but they don't seem to be taking anything, just blinding me!…
Hello all you knitters out there! It's been a few days since I did a blog, but it was only because I have been busy... very busy. I want to tell you about my Karin Tote. We left her in this state:
All of the actual knitting was completed, but none of the lining had been started. I have been mentally calculating for days how I would form the lining and interfacing prior to placing it into the bag. I measured my finished bag carefully,…Continue