Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Summer Flies Shawl

Summer has flown and fall is definitely here.  The rain is come and the leaves are falling.  Another nice thing is looking at all the spider webs that come around this time of year.  The spiders really know how to do intricate construction.
This shawl is also intricate construction and very beautiful.

 I am using up yarns that I've had laying around for a long time.  This is a Pisgah Honeysuckle that isn't made anymore.  So I needed to use it.  The pattern calls for a thicker yarn.  In using this sport weight yarn, I figured I would have to add rows to the pattern.  I did repeats of the 2 center sections another time each and added a lot more increases that way.

 This project never got boring and I had just enough  yarn with a little left over.  I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do the picot border, but I did end up having enough.  Those last rows are long and you don't want to have to change things because you run out too soon.

This is definitely one that I would try again.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Quilting for Quilts of Valor

Here are 2 quilts that I quilted, that are very similar, that will be going to the local Quilts of Valor to be given out.

 I quilted with stars on both quilts, but did the pattern a little different on each.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Love Entwined Part 12

The next section is complete and here it is.

It has been summer so I had a lot of porch time and vacation time to work on it.

 My granddaughter asked me how long I was going to work on this quilt.  I told her forever.

 I do believe I see it getting done though.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New Scarf Knit

This is a scarf I pinned on pinterest.  Some people knit things and photo them so nicely it make me want to knit it.   
Here is my version.

 I used a Knit Picks fingering yarn, Palette.  It was something I had on hand.  I'm  trying right now to use up all my yarn that's laying around before I buy more.  

I repeated the pattern one more time than it called for.  I wanted my scarf a little bit wider.
Here is my ravelry link.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Table Decor for Fall

When decorating a table for fall, you start with a tablerunner.

 This is one that  I pinned on pinterest.  I just  used my own fabric and made it the size I wanted.  It is pretty basic and was very easy to put together.

 Once it's on the table, then you can add your fall centerpiece to it.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Carolyn's Quilt

This was a very enjoyable quilt to quilt.  Carolyn wanted cherries and leaves.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Adding to the Zoo

Adding to my menagerie, I have Clara the Bear.  She is from a pin that didn't come with instructions, so I figured her out.  

 She has a cute flower in her hair.

 Eloise is helping to hold her up.  She doesn't stand well on her legs.
This is Sophie Snail.

She does come with a free pattern.  Just make sure you have a translator on your computer.

 This little deer looks like he needs to eat more.  Maybe he's newborn.  His legs are wobbly.

 And my little blue giraffe.  I crochet all my animals with sport yarn to keep them a little smaller.

I think he is especially cute.  Ravelry Link