Monday, August 22, 2016
Recently I made 2 quiet book pages for at least one future book I want to complete for a grandchild. I find my ideas on pinterest and copy them. The pages I like most come from some Russian mothers who make beautiful books for their children. They are very detailed and beautiful. These are my renditions of a couple of pages.
The boat on a sea full of fish. I would like to do a fishing line, but haven't figured that one out yet.
Eloise is checking it out.
I will also have to come up with storage packs for all the loose fish and other future loose items.
This is a bluebell with a bee and ladybug.
Clara also wants in on the action.
When I have enough pages to complete a book, then I will bind them and figure out my method of making them into a book.
Friday, August 19, 2016
This is a nice project where I do a little at a time. A square if the day holds it. If not, that's okay also. If the quilt gets finished, it will be wonderful. If not, it doesn't really matter. It's been fun along the way.
I have the first nine blocks finished. Most of them are paper pieced. That has not been my forte but I am learning a lot.
I'm using the patterns from the book Dear Jane by Brenda Papadakis. I am also using the instructions from the blog thatquilt.blogspot.com.
My granddaughters alway like being a part of the process. This time they are helping to arrange the squares for photography.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The last of the applique is finished. All I need to do is sew the borders on.
Here are the final four corners.
And sewn on to the rest of the quilt.
This is about 3 years of work.
I picked my colors. I used what I could from my stash and bought more fabrics to coordinate.
The wind blew here. You can see how neatly I did the back.
I am really happy with the look of it.
Now I know it won't be long until it's finished. Keep watching for the final show.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
I like to make something for each of my grandchildren for their birthday. Sometimes I sew, sometimes I knit. This one is a sweater I knit for Clara when she turned 3 in June. It took me a while to get pictures, part of the reason being that I was disappointed in the sizing of the sweater. It is way too big for her. But she does enjoy it.
The sweater should be much shorter and the sleeves are supposed to be 3/4 length sleeves. One thing for sure, she will grow into it. She does wear it sometimes now as she seems to like it.
I knitted it with a Drops Baby Merino yarn which is one I really like. It is fingering weight. I also like patterns that are lacey and this sweater seemed to fit the bill.
The back does come up in the back which is a little bit different because of the way the stitches work.
I think Clara may enjoy this sweater for many years to come.
My Ravelry link.