I have been watching you all post your steps for Celtic Solstice, they all look great! I was determined not to start another Bonnie Mystery until I finished the two that are sitting on the shelf in small pieces, Orca Bay and Easy Street.
So, rather than start this year's mystery, I pulled Easy Street off the shelf and worked on two steps.
All of the above was accomplished after I completed the top and backing for a Community Service Challenge from one of my guilds. I will post pictures of that as I am loading it onto the quilt frame later this week. And, before that, I cleaned in my sewing room for more than an hour. It is still a mess but now I feel like I can at least work in there.
I am feeling the need to clean out some of my UFOs so that I can start a bit fresh in 2014. Hopefully these two Bonnie Mystery Quilts will at least be tops before 2014 arrives.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
(ignore the light brown test strip on the right side)
I have soooo many projects going, hope to show some more soon!
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
I love the colors, I love the cool, crisp air, I love the holidays and its my birthday season!
May have to give crochet another try after this, I think it goes a bit faster...
Saturday, November 2, 2013
row 1- knit 3, purl 3- repeat to end
row 2-knit 1 purl 1- repeat to end.
Then repeat the sequence for the length of the scarf. I am considering making myself a "wrap" with the same pattern, should be okay as long as I cast on a number of stitches that are divisible by 2 as well as 3.
I am really liking those bamboo needles a great deal more than the metal ones I have been using for another scarf. I may have to switch when I get back to the other one. This pattern seems a bit more forgiving than the other one is too.
So, I have about 6 inches done, just 48 more to go...Maybe it will be done by spring.
I have been neglecting my quilting a little bit. Tomorrow I must get a quilt loaded on the machine!
I am afraid I have developed a serious addiction to yarn, hooks, and needles.
If you look closely, you can see my NM LOBO house slippers peeking out at the bottom of the picture. Today the basketball team played their first exhibition game. Looks like it is going to be another great season!
Happy November! I love November, and not just because it is my birth month!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I drew a 5 1/2 inch square and then used something round that was the right size to curve the bottom corners. Then I went to town on what that shape could become.
In the class, we will start with just the basic coin purse (bottom) and then give ideas on how to personalize them. For the owl, I used a spool of thread and a bobbin to trace around for the eye patterns and then cut the wings and the beak free hand. For the teacup I just cut out a strip and added a different fabric in. Then made a handle about 4-5 inches long.
They all use a 4 inch zipper.
Wouldn't these be cute stocking stuffers? How about to put a gift card in? I hope I get one in my stocking!!!
This one took my breath away!
There were many more!
Now he is looking for a quilter. I would do it for him but I really think they need to be HAND quilted since they are HAND pieced. Any one know an affordable hand quilter?