Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My Little Rug

I sit in a rocking chair a lot with bare feet.  I don't like wearing shoes.  But my barefeet get dirty throughout the day and the rug in our room was getting dirty right in front of my chair.  So I crocheted a little rug to put there.

It works very nicely and I can just throw it into the washing machine when I need to.

It is a free pattern that I found online.  I just used acrylic yarns for the rug and they are working just fine.  

It seems to be a great idea to solve a little problem.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Teal Bird Baby Quilt

This is a baby quilt that I started a couple months ago.  I am copying a picture from a magazine that I had with some changes.  I don't know who it's for yet, so I won't complete it until a baby is born that I want to give it to.  I think I'll give it to a girl.

 The center came together quickly especially as it had a pattern. The applique border was the big difference from the picture.  I came up with my own idea for that looking at many borders online.

Becasue of the red in some of the squares, I decided to use a little red in the border.

When I know who it's for, I will have a name embroidered onto the quilt.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Susan's Quilts

I quilted 3 small quilts for Susan.  They are all very pretty. I think she likes batiks.
This first one I did twirls on it.

The last 2 I did stipple all over.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Some Knit Baby Finishes

These are some of my knitting projects that I finished a while back.
I gave this little outfit to a baby born this summer.  Notice how small the waist is.

I ripped some of the bottoms out and made an opening with a button.  I believe it worked fine after that.
Ravelry link  At the links you can see what yarns I used, where the pattern came from and any other comments I have

 I saw a picture of a sweater like this and used one of my sirdar patterns as a base and copied the pic.  I think it turned out very well.

A cute newborn hat.  It is very easy to knit.
Ravelry link.  Oops! Oops!  I must not have put this one in ravelry.  I'll have to look it up and do that.

And baby booties.  Some baby will get these.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pat's Quilt

This was a quilt that Pat pieced and appliqued.  It seems to have a star theme.

I did each block individually to have it's own look.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Victoria's Nursery Items

My daughter is having her first child in a couple of months.  So I am helping her with her decor by knitting.  This cute elephant is sitting on a shelf in her nursery.  He was pretty fun to knit up and is very soft and cuddly.

He even has a little tail.

And here is Mr. Fox.  I used the pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits. But I used worsted weight yarn which makes him a little larger.

I revised the pattern for the short pants and added straps.  

Wouldn't you like these for your nursery?

Monday, September 18, 2017

What I'm Working On - Applique

These are pics of ongoing projects that I've been doing over the last several months.  That means that I don't work on them a lot but they have been great for the summer.  The smaller one especially is easy to take with me or sit out on the porch with as I work on it.

These are both Hawaiian projects.  This is the border of the smaller one.

This one is a king size quilt for my bed.  I have the center finished and am just working on the outside edges.  This project is large as it is one piece and I only do it on the weekends.  It's a great one for watching golf or football on the TV.

 My method of basting is pinning with safety pins.  No pokes there.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dragonflies and Daisies

This is a baby quilt that I copied from a magazine that is years old.  I am trying to just use my stash and this worked for that.  I started with the border fabric and picked the rest from there.

Daisies in the border and so there had to be daisies in the  quilt.

The dragonflies add a nice touch.  It is all fused applique.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dear Jane

These are the first blocks in my second set that I am doing.  They are 1,2,3 in D,E,F.  

This set has a lot of blue.  We'll have to wait and see how they look when it all comes together.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crocheted Animals

These are all future prizes for some little children.  It seems that they are a hit.
All of these, except for the mouse in the leaf come from a website with free patterns called Amigurumi Today.  Most are not listed on Ravelry.

Timmy the Dog

This is a dog cupcake.  It mixes the best of both worlds - pets and sweet treats.
All of these are crocheted with sport weight yarn.  It keeps them a little smaller which I like.

This little mouse is from a different website but is also a free pattern.
He is very tiny and very fast to crochet up.

Watermelon Turtles.  Mom and baby.

Cuddle Me Panda

Cuddle Me Lion

Cuddle Me Elephant

Hopefully these will last a little while before I need to make more.