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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
Well, some of them included fats (fat quarters)...cut into 2.5" strips. But you could make all these with Jelly Rolls, the non-fattening kind.Continue
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 has NOT been a quiet week here. First, there were the Sundance shifts, but I had some knitting time during some of them, so here's my progress:
I'm on the first sleeve, but this photo was taken before the Super Bowl game, so it's a little further along…
I'm making use of the new LED light for my Featherweight, which is back out of its case and on the job.
The piecing of the first quilt top of the new year, "Seeing Stars," is almost done. Here's the photo…
Rocky's Sheep Sweater is finished.
I used the same pattern as the one I made for him previously, only with a different stranded pattern, using this time the sheep motif from "The March of the…Continue
Wasatch & Wool just opened up near me, about five minutes by car.
It's the first yarn shop in Park City in many years that wasn't in a corner of another store. We have had a Michael's for several years, but if you wanted…Continue
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