Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

ufo challenge 2012

1. blue and white star snowballs
2. nana's gardens
3. dolpins and turtles
4. sunrise
5. sunset
6. yellow brick road
7. underground railroad
8. butterfly quilt
9. cat stars
10. christmas trees
11. flannel quilt
12. garden club

This is my list from 2011....I'm optimistic that I'll do much better this year.  Head on over to Judy's to see who's playing.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

a few unfinished dresden plates, some black sulky 12 wt thread and several decorative stitches........

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I made myself a new old one was starting to get ragged. I loved the size of the old one, so I fashioned the new one after it. I'm pretty happy with the results.

 The bag below was painted by 
 Terri Stegmiller.....I love it and I'm going to use it for my knitting bag. It makes me smile. She has lots of great art for sale. My bag is very well made and her service is very prompt. Go check it out!

I'm leaving in the morning with my good friend, Cindy......we are heading to PA for a retreat with Jamie Wallen and DeLoa Jones. I'm hoping to soak up lots of good quilty knowledge from Jamie.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm taking a watercolor class from Sue Bleiweiss and I'm really enjoying it. I haven't played with watercolors since I was in grade school.

Our mini-vacation up north was so much more than we had hoped for. The weather was perfect....we sat out on the deck, listening to music and reading. We had some visitors out on the water....couldn't have asked for anything more.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This will be our view for the next couple of days.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Not much quilting going on but I'm making good progress on the sweater. The color is not showing up's a nice deep rich red. I'm learning a lot with this project and am enjoying knitting it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I made myself a Kindle case with some fabric that I had fused and did some thread play on. I had those closures hanging around forever. Several times, I almost tossed glad I didn't.

 She looks so sweet, doesn't she? Dont let that fool you, she can be such a little stinker.....

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Instead of quilting down the stairs, I've been knitting up the stairs. I've finished 3 pairs of socks. The yummy green yarn was dyed by the very talented Deb Levy. She's a very generous friend.

 I'm also working on a sweater for a friend who shall remain nameless. It's coming along very nicely now but not so much in the begininng. Of course, once I figured out that the designer really did know what she was doing and me, not so much, everything started to move along fabulously. It's not fun to unknit row after row of more than 200 stitches because you couldn't follow directions in the first place. The upside of all that unpicking is that I got to know the pattern repeats very well. It's knit from the bottom up in one piece. It's a KnitPick's pattern....

In case you were missing my kitties...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

willing subjects

I'm taking an online photography course and no one wants their picture taken....even the cats are starting to look and walk away when they see the camera. Good thing for my little friends.......

Monday, January 31, 2011

So, I thought I would be sewing up a storm while hubby is recuperating from his rotator cuff surgery but nary a stitch has been taken. Between helping him out and taken over the snow removal duties, the day just flies by. We have another storm coming with the possibility of two more feet of snow and PT started this week....x3 for the next 6 weeks. I have been knitting.....good thing I have lots of projects.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Queensland Flood Appeal Auction

Carole over at Quilting Adventures is having an auction to help the flood victims. She is auctioning off a Civil War Chronicles kit to the highest bidder. Please go over and check it out.