When in NY in August, I was looking at a copy of PieceWork magazine and saw an article about saving crochet samples in a cloth book. Mom got right up and dug around a bit and found some of my Grandma's samples.
She rarely used a pattern; just looked over these samples and then made her edging after a quick study. (We all still have pillowcases and doilies from Gram!)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Experience = the wisdom and abilities gained by doing
I have this definition of experience in lots of arenas-sewing and quilting, even knitting. So I began to think about my choices in relation to knitting and I knew where my mistake was. I would never combine a busy yarn with a busy textured pattern. They would cancel each other out! So I cut away the overshot weft-4" of ability gained by doing- and began to weave with plain weave-the piece just glows! I am happily weaving away on this cloth that I am making myself. I have gained some great experience with this weaving!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Benita)! It worked very well! I then spun out the wool to remove as much water as I could before I took it outside.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
The Mums have bloomed earlier in the summer and are doing it again for their Fall show.
The bromiliads love the watering Bill has showered them with every few days. They have been slow to recover from the freezes of last winter.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Today, I noticed that the kittens were awfully quiet and began hunting for them.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
We always put our mail on hold while we are away and so it is fun to go through a big pile when we get home. I had this to get excited about-
This is what I accomplished yesterday for the *QOV sewing day. There was a huge selection of 'kits' prepared for our choosing or so...
I sent for two quilts from Quilts for Kids and this is the first kit I wanted to do. They supply all of the fabric and backing, you do the ...
I've had the pleasure of finishing several pieces off the quilting frame lately! This log cabin pumpkin runner is on the table finall...
On Friday, I tried to quilt the last row at the frame and jammed the machine up big time. I tried to fix it and failed. Then I went afte...