Monday, June 26, 2017

Dear Jane Continuued

These are the last 4 blocks of the rows A,B, and C.  So now I have one long section completed.  

These are very fun to do.  Since they are small, they don't take too much time.  Most of them are paper pieced, which is not my forte but I like it for the small pieces that are involved.

Yes, some are a little wonky but I don't mind.  This quilt is not meant for a show.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Filet Crochet Doily

This doily was made from a pin I found on pinterest.  It had instructions in Spanish? and a chart.  I followed the chart.  It did call for a different stitch for the flower which I never did figure out.
I look on the internet for other filet crochet stitches and this stitch doesn't seem to be used in English speaking countries.  Oh well...
It is a lovely doily though.

I used a cotton crochet thread that I had hanging around and it seems I had just enough.  Whew!!!

My Ravelry link.  Here you can find the chart of the original.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Clara's Sweater

This is a sweater I knitted for Clara.  I took a pic of one I liked for an American girl doll and transformed it into a sweater for a little girl.  

I measured her chest but I never thought of a tummy that might stand out.  Next time when the girl isn's super skinny, measure the waist also.  Hmmmm....

I like the details the sweater had with the two color work and the moss stitch instead of ribbing.

You can find more details on this sweater on my Ravelry site.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dragonflies and Daisies

This is a quilt that I copied from an old magazine that I wanted to throw away.  I kept this page from it and now have made it.  This is a using up fabric project.  No purchasing on it.
I started with strips.

I fused the daisies and dragonflies with a simple straight stitch around the edges.

I embroidered the antennae on the dragonflies.

The top is now all put together.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Getting Into the Dirt

These are more quiet book pages.
This one is a playful little caterpiller over a flower garden.

He's a puzzle one of the children can put back together and then button the flowers on and off.

Then I made a garden with some nice vegetables.

I'm not sure about the snaps.  Even my six year old had problems with them.  

This is a dutch garden since there is a windmill in it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sandra's Quilt

This is a quilt using oriental fabrics. 

I quilted bamboo on it.

You can see the quilting a little better on the backside.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Julie's Quilt

This is a very cute owl quilt.

 Doodles with some special quilting on the owl.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Dear Jane Keeps Moving On

I've now finished on rows A,B,C, blocks 7,8,9 

Shown below are the blocks that I considered the most difficult.  Most of the blocks are paper pieced and these had a lot of little pieces.

Things aren't turning out super perfect but this is just for me and I like having fun doing it.  I get a little bit fussy but not too fussy.

This is everything I have done so far.  It's rather nice  that I post my projects.  I put the pic of this one on and saw that I had sewn the last section on wrong.  So rip, rip, rip and sew again.  Now it is fine.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Last Row by Row

This is the last of the Row by Row's that I received.  This is from Leavenworth.  This is my second from Leavenworth so one of them was not from the water themed year, but I don't know which is which.  They always use the  mountain theme as it is part of their logo.

I think there is a sleeping fisherman.

Here is a photo at Leavenworth from last month when my husband and I went for a few days.  This was our view from our balcony.   I loved the snow on the mountains.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Some Granddaughter Things

I've been sewing and knitting for my granddaughters.  This post has lots of pics because I like them.
Since Eloise is the oldest, she is the one to outgrow things. Such as aprons.  The younger ones can wear the smallest ones, but she's been coming over and putting on my aprons since the others were too small.  So I sewed her an apron.

 with a cute little bow.

I used a pattern that I had and adjusted it to the look that I wanted.

And then I wanted to make her a hoodie.  So here it is.

It even has pockets.

And so Juliet looked at my magazines and told me what she wanted.  And the color.  She was always calling it an outfit, not a sweater.  I couldn't figure it out.  

When I gave it to her, she asked me where the rest of it was.  The pic showed a girl wearing a jean skirt and a knitted hat (that goes with the sweater) and she was expecting all  that.  I told her I'd make the hat for her when I ordered more yarn, but she'd have to ask her mom for the skirt.  It is really interesting how children think.  She just turned 5.  Cuteness.

She really likes the pom-poms.

I'm getting ready for summer with this little romper for Natalie.

 I just used pictures and a couple of patterns I have to make this one.  There are a lot of cute knitted rompers on pinterest with just pics and no pattern or the patterns are in Russian, Spanish or other languages.  So I figured I'll just have to find some basic pattern and adjust it to what I want.

I liked the cables on this one.
Aren't her eyes amazing?

So here is June wearing it.

Thanks for looking.  Have a great day.