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
The Pucker Up Socks are done:
I wore them to Common Threads on Thursday. It's nice to wear bright socks when it's cold and rainy outside.
Georgette had finished this drop-stitch scarf, which Lynda is holding up. …Continue
Vintage Stitchers met at Barbara's this week. Her home was already decorated for Halloween.
Diane was working on a scarf. The pattern is called "Lacy Leaves." She just had a copy with her, and there was no source, but she said it was from a booklet with four or five…Continue
It was another busy week in the mountains of Utah. The leaves are turning and Park City Singers has begun practicing again.
Practice was Tuesday evening, the same day as out 50th wedding anniversary. DH picked me up early at practice, and we went out to…Continue
The Fair Isle Flower Socks are finished and on my feet.
Thanks to Raveler Blackberryb for the inspiration. You can see her socks here. The pattern is…Continue
This week Common Threads met at Janet's. She asked us to bring suggestions for gifts to make for neighbors or friends. Julie brought this book, Gifts from the Kitchen by Debbie G. Harman. It includes a CD with tags you can print out.
It's full of cookie recipes and other gifts suitable for neighbors, such as…Continue
Vintage Stitchers met at Marilyn's. She met us at the door wearing this apron Barbara made for her:
She was working on a quilt for fall that will include this machine-appliquéd pumpkin block: …Continue
We left last Sunday to camp in the Uinta Mountains of Utah, where lovely scenery abounds.
Quilters! Finally, I have some quilts to show you. But first a little food.
Vintage Stitchers met at Janet's on Thursday. Marilyn brought this embroidered Christmas quilt center to show us. Now to put the borders on.…Continue
The Steampunk Shawlette is finished and in use:
The pattern is The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn. The yarn is …
Let's get the fiber fun out of the way first, since it was a minor part of my life this past week.…Continue
We're back from our trip, which included a Rhine River Cruise.
Ah, the call of the sea!
We should be ending up our visit in Finland and getting ready to return home right about now. Internet is unpredictable on our travels, so instead of my usual fiber fun I've written this blog post ahead of time about the three years we lived aboard a…
A time to be born and a time to...dye. At my place, summer is a good time to dye using the method I like best. The sun-tea method with Kool-Aid and food coloring.