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, …
Christmas day at our house started out like this:
It execrated from there. In a word: Bedlam!
The day after Christmas is my birthday. Rather than go out to breakfast as we usually do, we ate at home and the ladies went out for pedicures. Miss Daphne got her first pedicure.…Continue
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
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
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
Common Threads met at Georgette’s on Thursday. Georgette is working on her second Mother Bear Project bear:
Lynda finished her sheep baby sweater:…Continue
Common Threads met this week. Joanie was working on her second Mother Bear bear:
Her first bear is in a knit shop in Salt Lake City, hopefully recruiting more people to make bears for the project, which sends them to children who have HIV or…Continue
The Tour de Fleece (TdF) continues. My third “bump” of Full Circle Roving is more than half done. This is the first bobbin of "Carmel."
The second bobbin is on the wheel.
In Bunny Suit progress, the right leg is done. The left leg has been cast on and a couple of inches finished.…Continue
After the first full week of the Tour de Fleece (TdF), my second “bump” of Full Circle Roving is finished.
This was my exhausted wheel, Stanzi, a Kromski Sonata, who was ready to ply after a night’s rest. Here’s a look at my progress. (Notice she has her back to the TV.…Continue
Tour de Fleece has begun. Here’s my first finished bobbin:
If you aren’t a spinner and don’t know about the Tour de Fleece, it’s a spinning activity that coincides with the Tour de France every year. We started Saturday. The one I’m participating in is on…Continue
What a week! Julie brought this quilt of Barbara's to Vintage Stitchers on Thursday:
She had finished the quilting. Barbara inherited it from a friend who passed away.
Barbara also showed us this lovely confection she had just finished piecing/appliquéing.…Continue
My friends and I have been finishing things this past week. Here's Janet's latest quilt top:
Wow! What a week! Monday we shopped the Memorial Day sale at Hancock Fabrics and got the fabric to recover the seat cushions and pillows for our porch furniture:
Our daffodils bloomed just in time for Mother's Day!
Common Threads met at Georgette's this week, and we had some varied projects. Margareth had finished this woven wrap:
I've been spinning some Knit Picks Full Circle Spinning Roving in various colors. Currently, I have "Pigeon" on the wheel. Here are all the colors together:
One of my KP friends, Knit4Many recently did a blog post about her challenge after an injury to her hand... and how she coped (or didn't) with not being able to knit. So, I have been inspired to do this blog about my little adventure into foot surgery. I've had these foot problems for years (genetic), and they have become really painful, so when the doctor said he could fix it... I said "When?"
Prior to surgery, I tried to do some things to help myself... getting in foods that…Continue
Common Threads met on Thursday. Brenda has two new grandchildren coming. This quilt is for the boy: