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...



Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Tis the Holiday Season

Received a copy of "The Big Book of Table Toppers".



Cut one out for a Guild demonstration....   Actually have it assembled but it is on the Missing in Action list at this time.....  Might show up in the coming new year.


Up early for sunrise one morning...…..  Gray cloudy days this time of year...


Finished a pair of socks for a friend...


Decorated the table for Autumn...


At last began the PINCUSHION COUNTDOWN.  I like to make a pincushion for each member of the Guild to give at our Christmas party...

This year I decided to make the Buckshot Pincushion...


I did start early and had the pieces all sewn together.


Now to fill them with walnut shells and assemble.


The first two complete...


More in stages of completion.


As of yesterday I stuffed all but the last eight...  Now to finish the assembly...



Monday, October 08, 2018

Fast Foward from Florence

Recovery from Florence continues.  I had no damage or flooding but family and friends were hard hit.  One friend lost a roof and another friend lost EVERYTHING,  House, cars, and all her treasures.

I was trying to get a picture of the lost seagull flying around.  I am about 70 miles from the coast but I still had two seagulls trying to fly into the wind..

Friends and family took shelter here due to flooding in some cases and no power for others.

Heartfelt thanks to the Cajun Navy that rescued my friend and her husband during the worst of the storm...….

Thank you to all lineman and rescue workers from all over America  that came to NC to assist those in need..





Completed binding off the last stitch of the shawl this morning.  Now to run the threads and block...  Hope it will be ready to take to Richmond in a few weeks...


You really can't see the beads in this picture but each diamond is edged in silver lined beads....


Next on the agenda is to finish the dresses for the wedding.  The wedding was to be the day of Florence...  The venue lost its roof so the wedding is being rescheduled...

Wouldn't it be grand for me to get off the computer and finish them?

More eye candy can be found  HERE

Monday, September 10, 2018

Showing Some Progress


I was asked to make three dresses for a wedding...



One is ready for hemming and the hand work.....


One is ready for the skirt...



One only has the embroidery completed and needs to be made...……

DEADLINE APPROACHING.....

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Sewing again at last...


 After a long dry spell I am finally back to stitching...…..  I have completed the two blocks of the quarter I had signed on to make...




Found this free pattern online and had to have it...

Knitting begun and I have completed 30 if the required 60 inches.  Rather slow going...

Took a break to knit this bracelet...….  Saw the kit online and it caught my eye....

This is an old finish that was finally returned from the framers...  Glad to have it on the wall...

Promised to make three dresses for a wedding...  Hope to get those finished this weekend...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Getting There


I am still working on the road of getting organized...  The journey seems to be longer than it was when I began....

I had a deadline of making six tote bags for the Red Cross...  This is a Guild project...



I also finished my second pair of socks for the Handmade Sock Society.  


Check out Judy at Small Quilts and Doll quilts for more eye candy...HERE

The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10