Friday, May 8, 2020


I bought a book many years ago called Flower Show Quilts.  Finally I did a quilt from it.  I love sunflowers and this tablerunner looked like something I'd enjoy.

I did the patchwork first and then quilted it.  After that I did the fusable applique doing the quilting on those pieces afterwards.

I used all scraps which didn't really make a dent in anything.  Do quilters ever use all their fabrics up?

Now I've started the second item from that book.  I think I will do several of these.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Baby Knits

These are a couple of things that I knitted recently for some new babies.  This one is one that is knitted sideways.  I've done another one before and I like the look with the lace design.

 This sweater I've also done in the past.  But this time I put white on dark.  

And I knitted a hat to go with it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Swallowtail Lace Shawl

I love knitting lace.  And I love knitting shawls.  I just don't wear them.  What's great is that I've sold a few of them in the past.  So I keep knitting them.  I don't know how many women really knit shawls. But I'll have a few if someone wants one.

This is a pattern called Swallowtail Lace Shawl.  I used a knitpicks yarn called Diadem fingering.  It is very soft to the touch.

I like that the pattern doesn't have any solid stockinette.  You have to think the whole time your're knitting.

I did put it away for a while as I was busy knitting for the grandchildren, but it was satisfying to finish it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch is something I took up 10-15 years ago for a while but then I put it away to knit.  You can't have too much going on or you get stretched thin.  Especially as I was in the midst of raising my children also.  But I started to take it up again. 
This is a pattern that I've done before and I had a granddaughter that liked it so I did it for her.

One thing I also do is take photos and put them into the program PCStitch.  I love doing ones that have special meaning.  This is my oldest granddaughter.  This was taken at a pumpkin farm in the fall.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Meet Me at the Manor

I noticed as I looked back on posts that I started this quilt in July of 2018.  That's been a long time.  I usually work on 3 or 4 quilts, small and large at the same time.  That means there is only one afternoon a week that I am really working on each quilt.  Therefore, it takes a while.
So this is the finished quilt.

I just did an overall quilting pattern on this as it seemed that something more custom just didn't look right to me.

This again is all scraps.  I've just got to use up all my stash fabric.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Few Knitted Things

Sometimes I can't get pics of items I knit on the babies or children because I give them away and they may have to grow into them.  Some of these are that kind.  These are all on my Ravelry page.
I knitted this for a great niece.  It is a cardigan that is very cute but hard to see the design here

This is for another great niece.  Maybe she can wear it this summer.

This baby is going to have to grow a while to get into this little dress.  I can't wait to see it on her. Then I'll really know if I like this pattern.

I knitted this one for my granddaughter.  It is a pattern that I made for her older sister and I like it very much.

So go on to Ravelry and check out the patterns and the yarns I used.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Oaks with Acorns

This is a quilt that I actually finished the day before Thanksgiving.  Then I hung it on the wall for that day and a week or so afterwards. I like Hawaiian  quilts and I wanted to do a fall quilt in the same manner.  
I couldn't fold and cut on this one as all the leaves are twirling in the same direction.  So it took a little more work to get it straight.  I copied the design from a drawing I had pinned on Pinterest.

This is all hand appliqued but then machine quilted.