Friday, August 21, 2015

Off the Needles.. Hurray....

This is my Pretty Basic Shawl.....  (Pattern Here)

Mine is much smaller..........  I will make it again using much larger needles.......  I did a test swatch but must have measured wrong.......  Silly me........



I purchased yarn for three shawls and when I finish the sock yarn in my bag I will be making the shawls for gifts............

Patchwork Times has more knitted lovelies to feast your eyes on........  HERE

Friday, August 14, 2015

TaDa....... A Finish


Jean's first pair of socks are complete.......  I thoroughly enjoyed making these socks.......  Now on to pair two..........  Then a pair for Lu and a pair for Bill.......  I have a special pattern for Bill's socks.....

Check Patchwork Times to see what others are knitting.....  HERE


Monday, August 10, 2015

Together at Last

All the blocks are bordered and sewn together........  Border will be next.......... 

So looking forward to the day when this is complete.......



Friday, August 07, 2015

Fabric Change

Marilyn's sister passed on Sunday so we got together and sent Fleming to Plant and See for an arrangement........

Just as an added touch I knitted a purple bird to sit on it................




Last night while looking for something upstairs I found another fabric for my Mystery Quilt.  I was concerned that the tone on tone yellow might be too overwhelming......... 



This seems to be a better background and also has a touch of yellow in it...........



The Marigolds are really blooming....  I have enjoyed this flower bed this summer......  I can see it from the studio window and each time I smile..............


Now to finish the last blocks on Georgina's quilt so that I can start something else.......

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Mystery Quilt Fabric

Meadow Mist Designs is starting a Midnight Mystery Quilt..........

You can find the link HERE

It sure took long enough but I finally selected the fabric....  It is always interesting to see just how a Mystery will end........



Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A Lovely Day


Lem and I had a lovely day.........  We enjoyed just being together and the view outside.......

The ten ducks that we fed last year when they were ducklings.........


The two white ducks that someone got for Easter and left here.........




Chris out sailing........... 



Monday, August 03, 2015

Design Wall Monday

Lots of lovely things on design walls all around.....  To see more of these check out Patchwork Times.

After looking at these on the design wall for months I have begun at last......

First two rows complete......



Last two rows ready to be completed........  Because of the size difference in the blocks I have added enough to each one to make them all 15 inches........... 


We decided on a black border with the smaller pieces on the bottom and top of the quilt....  If nothing unforeseen happens (and it usually does) I hope to get my part of this project completed this week........



Friday, July 31, 2015

A Thing or Two


At long last I have pressed and wrapped the gift for our neighbor's new baby (born in April)...


And one of Jean's socks is finished.........


And I made this little scarf that is supposed to block at almost twice the size it is now......  Time will tell....  Before I block it I need to clear the design wall because that is where I pin them to dry.......


So after much procrastination I am starting the T shirt quilt for Georgina..........  I hope to get at least one row assembled today.......


And start Jean's second sock this afternoon.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Me Again.....

Hopefully next week I can get back on schedule........  It appears now that I have no appointments for next week and Lem and I are looking forward to a quiet week at home together...... 

Time will tell how well that works for us.......

Finished the last of the red yarn.............Hurray..............




Finished the smocked dress........  Now I need to press it, wrap it and deliver it.......  Perhaps today....


I like this design and will use it again.......



Began Jean's socks.......  One half done..........  I found a pattern to try......  I think it is time for me to move forward and try a few different things with socks...........  It is good for the mind to keep learning..


Finished the last of one skein of the green yarn from Katie.....  Two adult hats and two for children......

I did cast on another one in another color to be ready in case someone drops in and I can knit it while we chat............



Now off to add a few more rows to Jean's sock.......

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Picture of an Oxymoron


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noun
noun: oxymoron; plural noun: oxymorons
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.

I get teased a bit because when we get together I do not use paper plates......  

I have about a dozen desert plates that belonged to my mother and we use them daily.....  I am not trying to save the ecology but it is easy for me to use them and put them in the dishwasher.  I use real plates for meals for the same reason....  I just prefer them to disposable.....

Susan pointed out that the china plate with a real fork did not exactly go with the bottle of water with a pink John Deere cover.........  Oh Well.........  such is life.........


Small group this Tuesday......  Susan, Georgina and Marilyn..........  Fleming came in later but I had already taken the picture.....



Thought about what evening project I wanted to do next..........  I have wanted to make Jean's socks..  She bought the yarn last year and I want her to have warm feet this winter.....  Finally got out the swift and ball winder to prep the hank of yarn......

Now to pick the pattern I want to use...........  Something special for Jean.........





The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10