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
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
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
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
I'm on vacation, so I have some special blog posts scheduled.
Today you will get to read more about our vacation in Oregon in July, 2011, which included the quilt show at Sisters on July 9th. You can see all my photos from this event …Continue
We were getting ready to leave for a camping trip, when I received this in the mail:
Stroll Sock yarn in White, Dogwood Heather and Dandelion, and Stroll Brights in Pucker for our trip this summer. Kookaburra Wool Wash and the 2 oz bottle of the same to take on our…
The Johan Socks are finished and on my feet!
As mentioned in my March 23rd blog post, I made the bottom of the heels double-stranded. The yarn is…
On the bright side, the first appliqué block of the First Ladies Quilt, the "Martha Washington Wreath," is finished.
There will be two of these, and I have started the second one. I'm using the needleturn method. My local quilt shop, …
In place of my regular blog post this week, I decided to hold sort of a celebration of life for my dear friend, who passed away early Thursday after a prolonged illness.
I invited a few people to share their memories of Susan. If you have memories to share, you can add them in…Continue
My Mr. F. is moving along.
He's still headless, but at least he has arms now. They look rather flabby, though. I need to take him to Silver Sneakers with me so he can lift some weights.
Mr. F. has been a major UFO since 2009, when I got two arms and one leg done (almost) and quit. Now he's…
The main activity for this week was my "Reflections of Butterflies in Lemonade" quilt top.
I started this quilt on Tuesday. It's the Disappearing Hourglass block from Missouri Star's Quilt Block magazine, the latest issue. There's also a video of how to make it on…
Chugging away on the Delectable Pathways quilt:
This is the last of three panels, and I only have two more flowers left to appliqué.
The Puyallup Socks are done and on my feet:…Continue
As you know, our trip to Oregon was necessitated by the arrival of our fifth grandchild and third grandson.
It gave us an excuse to visit our younger son and his family. Soren (now a big brother) especially enjoyed feeding dog kibble to the pups. (He also fed some to…Continue