Friday, September 27, 2013

Naomi's Doily #13

This is a small doily that I crocheted while waiting for yarn for another project.  I do have to figure out how to get these doilies in somehow.  I'm about halfway there with Naomi's doilies.
This is a small one.  About 7".  The pattern was a free one and a bit difficult to figure out in spots, so I made changes.

The thread is blue, more blue than it shows.  Must be bad lighting.
This is a good, simple pattern that looks more complicated than what it is.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Continuing on Love Entwined

I have 4 more weeks of keeping the weight off my foot, so 4 more weeks of lots of applique.
I'm continuing on Love Entwined.  This does keep me busy.
 I have the flowers around the center circle.


Now I'm doing the border of the center piece.  I machine pieced every 2 pieces together.
Then I pinned them to the spot where they go. It is all drawn underneath with a blue washable marker.

 Then I applique them in place.  I don't know if it's any easier doing it this way, but I like to think so.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Judy's First Quilt

 This is the first of 3 quilts I am quilting for Judy.  She wants stars on all of them.  This one has rather an autumn feel.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sweater or Juliet?

  Here is a sweater that I just finished for a customer in Australia.  She wanted a size 1 in a cream wool.  Juliet turned out to be the perfect model for it.  Am I showing off Juliet or the sweater?

 The sweater has lovely lace edgings that make it very sweet.

 We couldn't get a real smile.  That sometimes happens when you want young ones like them to.

 and light pink buttons.

 But the pictures are mostly to show Juliet.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Applique for Love Entwined

I put away Joe and Sarah's quilt for a while because it was getting to large for an invalid to handle.  It will have to wait.  So I am now pursuing the continuation of Love Entwined by Esther Aliu.  It looks like it will be a lovely quilt with lots of detail.   I am going with the colors of turquoise and peach.  This is what I have done so far.

 I am not going for perfection.  I want to enjoy it without too much stress.  That's what I figure a hobby can be.  Although I do want to keep improving.  
The center is mostly paper pieced.  I machine zig-zagged the stems since they are so narrow.  The rest is all needleturn applique.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It Doesn't Seem Exciting But.....

Sometimes the pictures of a quilt you're working on just don't look like much, but it is fun to cut and see it coming along.
So here are those pics that don't look like much.
The drawing.

 The sewing.


 The cutting.  Doesn't that look great?

Now for another sidenote.
My newest daughter-in-law is learning to make apple pies for her husband.  They are the couple I am making this quilt for.  They've been over the last 2 evenings and I've been helping her with her pies.  Don't they look great?

The 1st night's pie was a little mushy.  The apples were cut too thin.  Last night's pies were perfect.

Good goin', Sarah

Friday, September 6, 2013

Victoria's Lacey Cardigan

 Sometimes when I knit a sweater, it takes a long time to get it finished.  The knitting was all done.  The problem was picking out the right buttons and then actually getting them sewed on.  This sweater that I knitted in May I just finished a couple of nights ago.  Just in time for fall.  Victoria makes it look very nice.

 I love doing lacey knits.

 She is a very small girl.  I had to resize the pattern and make it smaller than the smallest size.  It worked out quite nicely.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Oh How I Love Mohair and Isabella!

This little bolero was so easy and great fun to knit up.  And the yarn was superb!  Now, for these pics I had a two year old try it on, and 2 year olds do not stand still.  So here is Isabella trying my sweater out.

 I still have more of this yarn and more plans.  You'll just have to wait and see.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Viney Time

While I've been laid up with my foot, I have gotten a lot of applique done on Joe and Sarah's quilt.  I finished the applique on the borders.  This gives you a nice idea of the colors of the quilt.