Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Little Prizes

These are all little crochets for prizes for little girls.  It's hard to keep up with them.
They are all listed on my ravelry page.  From there you can go to the free instructions, if they have any.  Some things I do look at pictures and construct from those.
This bee is one of those.

Here are a couple of seahorses.  Some of my family didn't know what they were.

A starfish.  My daughter was teaching about the sea, therefore I crocheted these sea creatures.

I saw this cute pattern of chickens, so I had to do them.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Knitting for June

I love doing baby knitting.  And June is getting the benefits of this knitting.
This is a romper I found on pinterest.  One of those many cute things that are written in another language. But I have a romper pattern that I used and was able to do the coloring like the original.

Ravelry link.  Here you can find all about the nice yarn and the pattern that I used.  The yarn was very soft and lay nicely in this romper.

This is a pixie hat that I knit up in one evening for June.  Her mom found this hat for sale on Etsy.  She also sold the pattern, so I bought it.  Very easy and cute.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Row By Row Leavenworth

This is an old row by row experience that I just now completed.  The row is from a quilt shop just outside of Leavenworth Wa. located right next to a fruit stand.  It is a very cute place.  

I can't remember what the theme of this was as it is very old.  But the mountains do represent Leavenworth.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Julie's Quilt

 This is a very pretty soft quilt.

I did an overall of feathers on it.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hippo Time

The girls like animals for prizes.  I didn't know I'd have such a hit with these hippos.  My schoolteacher daughter took the big one to school and it was gone within half an hour.
The smaller one is for my other daughter who gives sewing classes. Some of them had also seen the big one and wanted that size.  I guess he's more  cuddly.

One think nice about making these prizes is that I get to use up old yarn that I don't like.  

So I made another large one.  As you can see, I forgot to add the pink to his nose.  I'll have to get that done before he's gone.  It does make a difference for his cuteness.  

Friday, April 7, 2017

My Childhood Farm - A Finish

This is the farm that I grew up on.  The house is the original house when I was very young.  It is now changed and actually looks much nicer with a wrap around porch.  My dad added a room to the front of the house when I was about 12 and my brother, who lives there now, make the roof lines to fit that room and added the new porch.  
The barn has also fallen down in the last few years.  Most of the outbuildings aren't there anymore. 
My dad built the pond on the left.  The one down at the bottom was there only for an hour or so after a heavy rain.  Several times we got the boat out and went on it then.  It is a memory.
We had a dozen cows.  I used to drive tractor when making hay.  Peonies used to line the driveway.
The funny white thing was our playhouse.  The green bushes behind it are our blueberry bushes.  On either side of the house was a pear tree and a mulberry tree.  Those mulberries would make your feet purple when they dropped.

I've been working on this hanging for quite a while.  It was a low priority.  I bound it a while ago, so that I could have it hanging, knowing I was still able to add things.
  Here are my final additions.  The fence for the cows.

My brother playing baseball in the yard. As the only boy, he had all the teams organized and was everyone.  I don't know how he did it.  The Yankees always won.  We couldn't get him to be an Indian fan.

I put my mom's flower beds on the pond by the bridge.  Also, my grandparents would come and fish in our pond quite a lot.

Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dear Jane Continues

I have completed blocks 4,5,6 from rows A,B,and C.   Here they are.

Most of them did take some time.  I am not concerned about getting things super on point.  It is just a project for me and to have fun with.

Here it is now connected to the first set of blocks.
I am using the tutorials found at thatquilt.blogspot.com.  They are a great help.
I am trying to do 2 blocks a week.  How many years will that take me to complete the whole quilt?
I haven't figured that out yet.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ripe Wheat Doily

I went on a vacation last month and decided to take thread to crochet a doily.  This pattern is from an old magazine that I own, but it is also free online.  I really like it.

I forgot how much fun it is to crochet doilies.  You get into a swing wrapping yarn around your hook for those double treble stitches.  I like that this pattern was something different than pineapples, although I do like pineapples.  I thnk those picots are the toughest things to do.

You can get the pattern by first going to my Ravelry link.