Nothing added and nothing used in the fabric department. Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards Fabric Used year to Date: 26.25 yards Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards Fabric Added Year to Date: 2 yards Net Fabric for 2017: 24.25 yards used On the knitting front . . I added one skein of yarn (the gray...read more
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While I waited for the Sock Madness warm up pattern to become available, I went through my knitting stuff and freed as many sets of dpns as I could find from half finished socks. I also looked at my leftover yarn with fresh eyes, trying to figure out what I can combine for more leftover socks when the madness loses its hold on me.
As of Saturday night, when I'm writing this, I've only had one evening's worth of time to spend on the warm up round, which is voluntary. I don't know if I'll ... read more
As I am hand stitching with silk thread onto this (very large) applique block from Esther's Secret Garden BOM, I have recently felt it is getting heavier and heavier.
This is my favorite quilt in the book. I have a lot of strips from older fabrics, mostly from the 1990s that I need to use because they are getting ravelly in the box.
I am using all yellow prints for the light fabric. This is one layout with the fabrics ... read more
I'm hardly the first person to think of sewing scraps of fabrics onto paper to make cards or crafts, but an idea doesn't need to be original to be good ;)
What happened to winter? it is near 70 here again – I spent about an hour yesterday raking up leaves out of the flower beds – I still have 3 more beds to clear and I really have to think about getting some tall fencing wire to string around my raised beds this year – […]read more
Piecing. I’m in the middle of making this quilt: It’ll be in Indigo. clicking on the picture will take you to SewBatik where you can get this.It’s coming along beautifully. These batiks have a beautiful hand, press beautifully, and take stitching well. I’m using Superior MasterPiece black for the piecing. As I finish seams they … Continue reading Piecingread more
Yesterday I was ready to leave the house when an auction alert arrived in my e-mail box. It was from Copake Auction, Inc., in New York and it was for a lot I saved through Live Auctioneers. The lot was a T-shaped bedcover with a chevron design made of print fabrics.
Every time an interesting quilt comes up at auction lately, I ask myself, "Do I really need it?" Of course, with more than 400 quilts in the collection I do not need another one, but there was something about this one.
The auction description did not have much information ...
The hole in the clouds made this sunset even more magical than usual. read more
I really enjoyed working on this challenge. I've been setting aside Saturday afternoon to work on the Project Quilting challenges, and it's been nice working in a smaller format this year. I thought it might be fun to do a blazing star quilt - something like a sunburst was my original intention.
I pulled some fabric (these are from a couple of Stash Builder rolls from Island Batik)
It's time for another quilt in the Stunning Stars Quilt Along - and this week's quilt is my husband's favorite! He laid claim to it before it was even finished, and there's no higher compliment in my book. So here it is - - - Supernova!
This morning I was up and enjoying some time with Kitty before going to Cherrill's. I stayed and chatted with her before coming back to find Patrick in the garage. He decided he wanted to take time to clean the garage and add the cabinet that mom gave him.
I worked on "Nantucket Rose" and got a few more stitches in. I found myself getting a couple colors mixed up, so the frog came out!
The tree is coming long great. Seeing it from the photo, I can see it better than I can working on it. I do ... read more