Sunday, July 13, 2014

Did you ever work on the Dear Jane quilt?

The Dear Jane quilt was fun while it lasted. I made 78 or so blocks all hand pieced.

During the great "Clear Out" I gave away all the fabrics I had collected and decided I wasn't going to finish the quilt.

I still have the blocks I completed. Maybe someday I'll sew them together. Here's a pic of one of my favorite blocks:

Dear Robin, I wish my blog could be half as fun as your blog. Just don't have it in me. I'll do better commenting. You wouldn't believe how many people I've called over to my computer to see your blog. You're such an artist.

I am off to rest and ready myself for tomorrow.

My boss has separated from his partner...who also works with us. Oh, dear. What a disaster. It has, however, made me grateful for my quiet, boring life. ;-)


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Now how did I do that...

Did you ever make anything and not quite remember how you did it?

That's one of the problems with not using patterns.

A very long time ago, maybe 2003, I made little amulet bags. No two were alike and I sold quite a few of them. Here's a photo of one:

I did write down that I used 0000 knitting needles, cotton thread, Aqua Rainbow Matte beads, and Round Rock Crystal beds.
I know that I strung the beads on the thread and that the loops you see are the little strings between stitches.

And there you go. 

That's everything I wrote down.

Honestly, I'm not sure I can even see well enough to knit with 0000 needles. I know I kept my stash of beads.

I'm going to go work on my worsted weight watch cap and hope the urge to knit one of these things goes away. Soon.

Hope all is well with you.



Monday, June 16, 2014

Zimmermann knitting and a fun book.

Will put notes up when I'm sharp enough to get them up. R., have you read Zimmermann? If not, I think you'd really like her. What a character.

I can just see you making a Baby Surprise Sweater. I bet you'd have a great time if you haven't already made one. It's all garter stitch. You end up with a big blop of knitting that you fold to make a sweater.

The original pattern is cryptic. The pattern for sale at Schoolhouse Press is a line-by-line pattern.

Here are pics of one I made:

Adding rows of contrasting colors makes fun stripes:

Our beloved Tigger always helped with my knitting and my quilting. It's been over a year and I still miss him so much.

He loved when I washed my knitting bag:

And just because I needed to see his face:

R. I bet you'd like this book I borrowed from the library.

It's Civil War Recipes edited by Lily May Spaulding. It's a compilation of recipes and ultimately history of the Civil War magazine Godey's Lady's Book. Robin I bet you'd love this:

Talk to you later. Hugs to Mo.