Tuesday, August 16, 2022


 I've brought out the oldest afghan, found my place and began the 6" of border needed to complete the pattern.  There are more than 650 sts right now but I increase 8 sts every round!  The yarn is soft, the end is in sight and I am determined to see this to the end!

Monday, August 15, 2022


It's a wrap on the sunflower afghan!
  It measures about 42"  52";  a generous lap size.
I made a border with the colors of the flowers using a slip stitch embroidery stitch.  The border lays flat and that is important!
It is now folded up and ready to give to my sick friend this week!

Friday, August 12, 2022


I've been down with a migraine so have been stopped in my tracks.  I will distract you with our Angel Trumpet tree--it is 15' high and  about 10' across!
The flowers are 10" long at least--
...and from underneath, they look like this!  The have a very subtly sweet smell.
I was able to open my right eye and see by last night so I cast on some new socks and decided to work a cable up the side.  Not bad for half a brain!  


What a good pattern this is! 
 I put it together in no time compared to the first time I used it! lol
The two quilts look great on the design wall while waiting 
for their turn at the quilting frame! 
And now that both QuiltsForKids are finished....the quilting frame is open and ready to bring to life the dolphin quilt!  

Thursday, August 11, 2022


I ran out of the RedHeart Soft white for the last two blocks-no big deal bc I had a white that was close enough but the gold....I ran out for the last petal and a half!  And nothing in the house even close!  I decided to embrace the color change and used the lemon yellow!
I sew the blocks in a row by matching pairs and crocheting them across-no ends , no sewing!
I sew the next row to the one before and just keep joining.  When all the rows are together, I turn it and crochet along the lengths.  When I add the border, I crochet the ends of two sides into the border.  It's very relaxing and goes very easily and in good time!  You will see it finished pretty soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


It's been too hot to work in the garage for any wood turning but the joy of painting is a good activity, too. 
 This waterfall could be anywhere -- almost. 
 I could sit and listen to a waterfall all day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022


I  laid out the sunglower blocks yesterday and determined how many more blocks I needed (16) 
and I made 8 while in the car on errands.
In the evening, Lena helped break in the newest afghan 
while I worked on some more blocks....
and then Sissy came and joined her!  
This didn't leave me a lot of room to work but I did my best!


 I've brought out the oldest afghan, found my place and began the 6" of border needed to complete the pattern.  There are more than...