Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Gift of Love

I knitted this from an old favorite pattern of mine that I call Zig Zag Lace. I have had the pattern so long that I don't remember the source. I think it might be a Barbara Walker pattern. It looks complicated, but becomes brainless after a while. I can do it from memory. I used Caron Simply Soft for this, which is a yarn I love for childrens things, it holds up very well.
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Pinwheel Craze

Wow, it has been sooooo long since I have posted. I have been on a Pinwheel Blanket craze lately. I got both of these patterns as free Ravelry downloads. They are both great patterns, I don't know which one I like the best. Check out my project list on Ravelry (Susan in North GA) for the link to the patterns.
After my grandson saw the one on the right he insisted I make him one in black, red and white.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thrifted Fabric

These are some of my favorite fabrics I found at the local thrift store. They are being used in various quilt blocks. The top floral is my absolute favorite, I am crazy about that fabric. I have about 1/2 yard of it altogether.

Another distraction, but worth it.

Just a little something I got sidetracked into. But these tiny projects give a great sense of having accomplished something. Have made several other fabric postcards in the past week. I used very stiff artist canvas as the middle instead of cardstock.
The background was left over from some quilt I made a while back, then I put the little houses on top of that.


Will I ever get back to this Na Craga? Its been months since I worked on it. It is an experiment using different brown yarns. I love cable knitting, I find it very relaxing to work cables.

Creative Disorder

My old sewing room, before I had to dismantle it temporarily. I am sewing on the dining room table for the time being.

String Quilt with Triangles

This is a string quilt I made a while back that I am very pleased with. I heavily starched some fabric and laid the strips across my 12 inch square up ruler until they covered it, then sewed them together. There was no foundation used. When I got a bunch made, I put them together with some large squares and cut them into large half square triangles. Wound up with twice as many blocks to use!

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Friend

I haven't posted in sooooo long, I decided to do some updating with some photos from my new camera.

I enjoy this little friend, made from some small orphan blocks. Some say the dark side is the rooster and the light side is the hen. I think the little hen side has a sort of sad look on her face.