Saturday, May 19, 2012
I took some of the scraps from the quilt I made for our bedroom to try my hand at the Single Girl quilt pattern that DD wants me to make for her. I made one ring by tracing the pieces onto tissue paper and paper piecing. Then I traced out the pieces onto template plastic and cut out pieces to make another ring.... This is the paper pieced version sitting on a European sham for size... I'm going to add some white around the edges and quilt to make my own shams when I sew the other ring.... Ignore the unmade bed.
I've had these socks in progress for ages... I took them with me to Augusta this week to work on at night after work. Didn't get much knitting completed, but am well on the way to finishing. This yarn is one of my first handspan yarns and my second ever Navajo ply that was spun in March of 2008. This is Dicentra Designs wool/silk fiber... Not very evenly spin, but is making beautiful fabric for socks.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Grandmother fell and is now in rehab with a fractured pelvis and compression fracture in spine. At 99 years old it's hard to contemplate her ability to recover. Peyton has been looking forward to celebrate her 21st birthday month along with Clara's 100th birthday in the same month. Hopefully....
Too stressed to relax with knitting or quilting, so it's either veg in front of the TV or spin watching TV.. It will all depend on whether I can remove myself from the new recliner!
Friday, May 04, 2012
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Back to work!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
We celebrated Valentine's Day early since both of us would be out of town on the actual day in different states. So, Saturday before Valentine's we decided to go out to eat. Old people that we have become, lunch out was sounding better and better so we wouldn't have to fight the heavy supper crowd of a normal Saturday night, not to mention that we knew we wouldn't be the only ones celebrating early.
So, off to Joe's Italian we went... on the way through the neighborhood we passed a house who's owners were emptying their basement either into a dumpster or at the road. I had hubby turn around when I spotted this piece of old vintage Ethan Allen that was FREE:
A little cleanup, and I now have a storage table to sit by my wheel with fiber and extra bobbins inside :)
Joe's Italian was wonderful (as usual). We are lucky to have such a great restaurant less than 5 miles away. Service and food was magnifico! We both ordered specials that were not on the menu.... Hubby looks happy, no? (even with his mouth full of salad)
His entree (stuffed peppers) was documented, and I had the stuffed mushrooms:
It was the perfect Valentine's Day celebration! We exchanged small gift bags at home... both contained similar items... I gave hubby chocolate strawberry truffles and some Valentine boxer shorts, he gave me dark chocolate with rasberry filling and a pair of flannel PJ pants. We know each other so well!!!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Quite a variety of wheels and spinners make for a great few days of spinning!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Whewwww!! On top of that, this is the first year our company has MLK day as a paid holiday!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
I can dream big... that's a lot of quilting! May take me years...
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I have more blocks to show from the FWQ.
Block 80 Single Wedding Star:
and Block 56 Maple Leaf: