Saturday, March 24, 2018

Standing at the Frame

 My neighbor brought over a wall hanging she just finished
and needed me to quilt it for her.
 Will wanted to photo bomb me like Nemo does....
And then he wanted to be in it 'all the way of me'.
Consider yourself all in child!
Isn't it a cute wall hanging, too?

Friday, March 23, 2018

Full Circle!

 Nemo always likes to be there for the final stitches.
The denim circle rag quilt is completed!
I learned my lesson with the last rag quilt by filling my washer and dryer with tons of lint.
This time, I did some pre-wash 'fringing'! 
 Look at the mess I made when I shook the quilt out before tossing it in the washer!
 The finished quilt is fringed just right and looks just the way I hoped it would!
It is such a pretty lap blanket!
Even the back is pleasing!
I might even add on to this to make it larger than the
30" x 36" it is now.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Heads Up!

 Last month's project from DarnGoodYarn was these headbands....I had enough to make two from the one skein.
And I had enough left over from the TWO planters to make two headbands from that skein, too!
Simple knit in seed stitch and I graft the ends together. 
 Silk doesn't have a ton of stretch but the combination of stitch 
and the right needle size gives a nice cloth for this-
oh, and the fact that I knit them only 17-18' long so they have to stretch to fit! 
 (it wouldn't do to have a sag factor for a headband!)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

In a Bind or Two!

Among all the usual activities on my schedule, 
I managed to get two quilts bound 
and tossed into the washer/dryer!
Nice to have a helper, Nemo, weigh the quilt down as I sewed....

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bottled Up!

 One night's knitting produced a wine bottle gift bag.
 This month the shipment from DarnGoodYarn
was a bulky weight silk roving yarn.
 I rolled it into a ball, put on a movie and knit away.
It took a little to get used to the 'slower knitting but faster results' of a bulky yarn.
I had to look hard to find a bottle
that would work for a model!
There were also some pretty bottle jewelry 
shipped with the yarn but I couldn't find a bottle neck it would fit
so I decorated some of the bottles in my 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Quilted Duo

One, two and I am through!
Lena approved the quilt on the floor because I won't let her
lay on them when they are on the frame!
These are all identical triangle log cabin blocks
and make the secondary interaction because the blocks are turned 
this way and that until they made a pleasant design to me.
She was determined to look up at me when I tried to get a close-up! 
 The second lap quilt is the combination of rail fence
and log cabin blocks.
The quilting is just a simple star and banner pantograph that I like
for patriotic lap quilts.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ups and Downs!

Another installment of the DarnGoodYarn silk yarn-making headbands...
perfect kind of project for me right now!
And the new shipment just came so I am reminded that I am behind!
We took the boys to the County Fair yesterday;
it was a crazy wonderful time!

Standing at the Frame

 My neighbor brought over a wall hanging she just finished and needed me to quilt it for her.  Will wanted to photo bomb me like Ne...