Last Monday the American Girl Knitters Ravelry group started its February knit along (KAL).
We were given a discount on any pattern by Una Hendry (from lots of choices) and had to finish one item from any of the patterns, post in the…Continue
At noon Friday, February 5th (tomorrow), in your time zone our Spin Along starts.
Bring your fiber, your wheel, spindle or spinning device of your choice and join in.
No other requirements than that you have a good time spinning for however much time you can devote to it. If you…Continue
Where to begin? It has been years... 4 years? Judging by my usually horrid mathematical calculations. So much has happened.
Dino is about to be 9 on February 10th. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Anastasia (Ana for short) last April 18. She's 9 months old now. I have a wonderful fiancé and I still have Simon cat. We still live in Newark, this time in a pre war building that has more charm then the owners care to keep up with.
Here are my…Continue
Dolly's bed is finished:
I used a Sterilite Underbed Box 28 Qt., Model #1846 DH found at Walmart for $4.38. To keep the mattress from sinking into the depression when Dolly lies down, I cut a piece of an old political sign the same size as the mattress, which is 16 X 23”, 1” foam (left over from…Continue
Vintage Stitchers is meeting again after the holidays.
I took my finished Kaleidoscope quilt top to lay out on Janet’s lovely big floor. Most of the fabrics for this quilt are from Connecting Threads Kaleidoscope line, but a few from my stash thrown in. The background fabric is Kona Snow.…Continue
Common Threads met at Margareth's on Thursday.
Three of our members have been participating in a class at Davidene’s called “Stitching Society.” I’ve shown off some of their projects previously. Janet is working…Continue
Why spend time flapping your jaws or paying for a gym membership when you can have lots more fun spinning with us?
Where? Right here, in the Knitting Community Spin Along.
When? Noon on Friday, February 5 - noon on Monday, February 8, 2016, in whatever time zone you're in.
Equipment: Spindle or wheel. (If you…Continue
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We’ve had very cold temps, hovering around 0°. Squeekers found some sun to warm up in on the back deck.
Sunny’s flat screen had good reception until it got dark. (It’s mostly bird and squirrel shows, but she enjoys them.)…Continue
Peace on Earth. I ask for this from Santa every year. It doesn’t hurt to try.
This photo was taken from moon orbit by crew of Apollo 8, Christmas Eve, 1968. I was a young mother at the time, and I remember it well.…Continue
Poor dolly is nekkid. All her clothes have gone to her as-yet-unnamed counterpart in Wisconsin. She looked good in the outfits before she got stripped down, though.
The Aran pullover I had so much trouble with came out nicely in the end. It’s the”Fisherman Knit Sweater” from …Continue
Most of my fiber time this week was spent making clothes for an 18" Madame Alexander doll, whom I've named Dolly. (Creative, right?) I finished the cardigan. Here it is on the model:
I couldn't get Dolly to hold onto the…Continue
Thanksgiving cut into my play time this past week. However, I was able to get this doll sweater finished.
The pattern is "Very Easy Cardigan for American Girl or 18" Doll" by Ceci…Continue
For Joanie’s birthday present, I promised to sew together the paper-pieced pine tree blocks Julie, Janet and I helped her make.
They had been sitting in her craft room. Joanie has had a difficult year, health wise, and hadn’t been able to sew them together. She wants to embroider wild grasses over…Continue
My life is in pieces:
The Kaleidoscope Quilt is coming along. Here are four blocks on the design wall:
All of the centers are…Continue
The Busy Bee Throw is done.
I blocked it after it was sewn together, which was a challenge. I didn't have enough…Continue
It has been a crazy week, but the Busy Bee Throw is coming along.
The arrow points to the top row of the three that still need sewing together. Coming down the home stretch. I think I have enough of the "Obsidian" to sc around the outside once, which should help it stay…Continue
We have cranked up the furnace, and I'm working on hand quilting my "Peggy's Sistine Chapel."
It should make us feel warmer just looking it. It's the "Delectable Pathways" pattern by Mary…Continue
The hexagons for the Busy Bee Throw are done and I'm sewing them together:
The Pine Burr quilt is finished. We…Continue
The Pine Burr Quilt is finished. (Well, it still need a label, but it’s as good as.)
The pattern was from McCalls…Continue