Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Baby Steps

For several weeks now Wade Hamilton (in the right) has enjoyed having a friend,
Sophie, stay over while her mother has surgery...

They are always with me in the kitchen.  I might just drop something...


I finished sweater #2.  This one is for Xavier....  Now to get them mailed tomorrow..


At night I have been enjoying stitching my Cathedral Window.  I have nine blocks complete.  This is four single blocks.


This is four other blocks that I am beginning to assemble.  The plan is to assemble them in sections of four blocks and then assemble the sections together....



Thursday, March 14, 2019

Juggling



This is me on most days..  So many things that MUST be done and so many things I want to do...

The list today is to bake chicken
Get desk drawers from the attic
Cut out quilt for Alice
Bless the kitchen

What to do first...…..

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Accountibility


In an effort to make better use of my time, I plan to become a better blogger...

Last week I could find no prepped handwork to carry with me to the guild for stitch and chat...

I searched for the containers of Cathedral Window that I started years ago....

I have now cut the fabric for two rows of eight blocks and I am in the process of doing the machine stitch part.  Four blocks are folded and assembled waiting for the decorative fabric.  One more block is ready to be folded...


Xavier's sweater has been languishing on the table for two weeks now...….  Just needs sewing together.  Can you tell that I don't enjoy that part as much as I enjoy knitting....

 


My neighbor had surgery last week and I am taking care of her dog. Sophie...  She and Wade Hamilton are now my shadows.  Especially when I am trying to cook...


Today I really need to do some laundry....  Time will tell...

Monday, February 25, 2019

A Finish or Two



Wade is wearing his Valentine shirt.  The matching leash will be finished shortly....  We are walking at two o'clock and he wants to look spiffy....


Eamon's sweater is complete and ready to mail.....  Today I will finish Xaviers sweater and perhaps mail both of them on Tuesday...  Time will tell...



I have discovered Fabric Café and their three yard quilts...

I cut and marked one yesterday with a stop watch...  It took 33 minutes to press and cut the fabric...

I marked the HST in 29 minutes....  Today will tell the time on the rest of the quilt...……


For more inspiration check out Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts  HERE ...

Friday, February 15, 2019

What a Lovely Surprise

My precious grand children came by last night with Hugs and Kisses and Candy and Flowers...

I am so blessed to have them...…...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Two Finishes in One Week...

The sweater is such a lovely red and this picture does not show how rich it is.....

Perhaps I can get these sweaters in the mail before she outgrows them...


Saturday, January 12, 2019

A Finish at Last...

Something to mark off the list at last.

Now to get it in the mail and on its way to Reba....


Wednesday, January 09, 2019

One Small Bite of the Elephant

At last the holidays are behind us and I can sew again.  Started by cutting out three blocks for MaryLynn …  Each guild member makes a block for the outgoing president.  She selects the pattern and we make the blocks...  I should have finished them months ago, at least they are now cut out.



One of this years projects is the shawl I am making for my sister.....  I got the yarn at Dances With Wool the last time I went to Richmond....  I now have 142 stitches.  I need to knit to 200 stitches and the increase is one stitch at the end of every other row...  Still a few stitches to go...



Close up still doesn't show the pattern....  Blocking makes all the difference...


Trying to find a quilt for the BOM at the guild.  Came across Mystery Quilts Anonymous on Facebook...  This looked and since I might actually finish something this year I thought I would start something else that just looked quick and easy...LOL...




Monday, January 07, 2019

Done and Begun


Class mates from high school...  We have lunch together every week.  They came to my house before Christmas... ( I am bottom right)



One finish for the start of the year..  Now to get them packaged and in the mail.



One begun.  I ordered a set of the Addi Flex Needles and of course I needed to try them...  If you are a sock knitter you might enjoy them...  I really like them and now will have to collect a few more sizes.

For more pictures of interest go HERE.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

String a Long...

Lori at Humble Quilts is offering a string quilt challenge in 2019...

The question is just how long can I actually follow through on this project...

Time will tell.

 This is the quilt I found on Pinterist…  Looks like it will be a fun project.  I mean really, just how hard could it be?



I decided on six inch blocks..  The blocks will be Six inch blocks = twelve a month = three a week... Months with five weeks allows for a catch up week...

The finished quilt will be 60x72.  Borders could be added...  Time will tell...



The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10