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, …
I've made progress on the Brick Cardigan this week:
However, I have also been trying to get some quilting in before the Spin-in scheduled for the end of this…
It was a great week for quilting. Common Threads met at Janet's, and we had a variety of projects.
Ellen is working on the second block for her Home Sweet Home quilt. She isn't sure if she'll make all…Continue
It might have been a hare-brained scheme to make four bunnies, but I finished the third boy bunny, this one for Johan.
Here's what he looks like without his little kimono. He's wearing garter-stitch booties and soaker, actually knitted as part of the legs and body.…
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
Last week found me quilting again.
All the cutting is done and I've finished 11 of the 24 pieced blocks for BS2's baby quilt. It will have one appliqué block depicting a little horse, to represent the baby' shorthand year, "Year of the Horse." The blocks are from the quilt "Twin Stars" from …Continue
Joanie finished the scarf and James Bond sweater for a friend expecting a baby. She dressed a moose in them and sent them off.
The pattern is the '50s Lounge Jacket from…Continue
Get ready for adorableness.
Georgette made these booties using a kit she bought during their recent trip to New Zealand.
We met for Common Threads at Margareth's new place. She has moved in with her fiancée. The house is really nice. …Continue
This week brought this wonderful book into my life, Tudor Roses (2013 edition) by Alice Starmore.
It's a reworking of the 1998 book of the same name, but with the sweaters…Continue
We drove through the rain this week to reach Vintage Stitchers, which met on Thursday.
We had lots of show-and-tell. Here's Carol's 1600 quilt. Here's the backing.…Continue
Now that the film festival is over, it's time for lots of snow. It's a good time to stay indoors and quilt or knit.
My "wow" for this week has to be Julie's Double Wedding Ring quilt, which she designed for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Julie used pillow cases for the photos because of the…Continue
I'm really, really, trying to finish up some UFOs before starting any new projects. However, with two grandsons coming up on second birthdays, I'm under the gun to make two I-spy quilts.
This week I started cutting out 4.5" squares for both quilts. So far, I have 31 cut for each. I need 25 more. I…Continue
It was a busy week, as usual, The little rug from my weaving class came off the loom. It's almost finished. I still need to decide the treatment for the fringe. Here's the front.
The back is the same as the front, except that the colors are reversed, and the clasps show up. You might remember from last week…Continue
On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!
This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.
We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on…Continue
In Common Threads this week, we had a special meeting to view the video, "Learn to Love Needleturn" by Mary Sorensen.
We gathered at our usual start time at Janet's to have a bite to eat before the meeting. We had eight people, in spite of our first real snowstorm, with…Continue
As always after a trip, there's lots of laundry and cleaning to do. I managed to make some progress on my appliqué project, though.
In spite of a busy week, there was some progress on several projects. The appliqué part of the Delectable Pathways quilt is coming along.
I worked on it some during the Common Threads meeting, which took place at…Continue