Blooms I finished this evening. The pattern is Flower Garden by Mary Ann Sipes. I modified the border. Bears is my oldest project. The stitching is done, but I haven't yet decided if I will be framing or making a quilted wallhanging. I'm leaning towards the latter. Until then, Bears will remain my oldest project to date.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Euphoria is what I feel over finishing this pillow. It also happens to be the name of the pattern from 25 Cushions to Knit by Debbie Abrahams. This project was begun while most of my crafting supplies were in storage awaiting a move. It was forgotten about for quite some time. This week while suffering the ill effects of a cold, it has kept me occupied and focused on something other than constant whining. A couple of modifications were made. One to fix an error I made in using needles too small for the second back flap. The other was to add an i-cord trim. A happy project, indeed.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Cosmos are interesting flowers. The stalks are tall and sway in the breeze. Usually the last to bloom among the other wildflowers I had planted. Now I have blanket of Captivating Cosmos in an array of colors. The pattern can be found in Leisure Arts 3238 A Crocheter's Garden of Afghans.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
When I was a little girl, I had a rather large collection of dolls. I don't remember most of the dolls, but I have seen photos of all of them lined up along the back of the sofa. As a mom of sons, now grown, I didn't get a chance to revisit the fun of playing with dolls when my children were small. Now my nest is empty and I am reliving my childhood. Pictured is my new Elisabeth doll by Gotz, who I promptly renamed Allyson. The hat and sweater are Archipelago by Debonair Designs and the Jeans are from Liberty Jane Patterns. It was quite fun to spend my evenings knitting the sweater and hat. The jeans were made from an old pair from my closet that had seen better days.
Friday, January 25, 2013
With wavy rows, the knitted ripple grows and grows. It seemed at times that this blanket would never end. Part of the delay was my inexperience with knitting when I started. More delay with several moves. Finally, the last stitches have been bound off and the ends tucked in. The pattern is the very first one in Jan Eaton's Ripple Stitch Patterns book and is titled Blue Lagoon. Mine, of course, doesn't much resemble water lapping onto a shoreline. A friend suggested that it looked more like the zebra's fruit stripe gum. Perhaps she is right!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Recently, I unpacked all the totes and boxes of fabric that had been stored during the last family move. One of the finds was an unfinished log cabin quilt top . Yesterday, was spent at the machine getting it quilted. Today, it was turned into a pillow cover.
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