Friday, June 20, 2014


My sister made this for her daughter who is pre-med.  Isn't it great?  Pattern from Floss Box.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day

I ordered this Tardis panel from Spoonflower to make a quick quilt for my dad for Father's Day.  This is my dad's last father's day (he's on hospice) and he loves Dr Who so I wanted to make this for him really quickly.  On the door I embroidered each of our immediate family's names in Gallifreyan. There's several Gallifreyan translators online.  He really liked it. 

Saturday, June 07, 2014

a strippie quilt

I need to make a quilt quickly for a birthday present for a boy in Red's cub scout den.  I had most of this fabric-only added the canoes.  I had purchased the camping flannel that I used for the backing to make pjs for the boyos but it worked so well on this quilt!  I even cut some of my beloved Happy Campers fabric.  I really need to find some more of that.  This pattern is a free download from Mary Quilts.

This is the backing fabric.  Isn't it great camping fabric? 

I really liked these canoes when I saw them.  I only bought a half yard and I really should get some more.
 I bought the fish and the fishing lures fabric in Lake Jackson at Calico Cats.  They went perfectly with this quilt.

I learned a couple of things on this quilt.  First off, I need to get more "blenders".  Apparently I'm addicted to the flashy fabrics and never think of buying the accent stuff.  Secondly, I love love LOVE Mettlers Web Bond spray adhesive.  It worked beautifully and had very little odor.  Thirdly, using the mdf boards so layer the quilt is really a time and back save.  Finally, I really must learn how to do machine binding.  I was an hour and a half late to the party because I was hand sewing the binding!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

two projects-only one by me

 This is the quilt top for the quilt I'm donating to the Cub Scouts.  Isn't it cute?  I love Woodstock roasting marshmallows.

I have done next to no sewing lately.  My dad has been in and out of hospital since January and I've been trying to help my mom.  It's hell gettin' old!

Update: this quilt sold for $250!  And I was really pleased that it went to my good friend LouAnn.  I can visit!

And my mother made this Death Star cake for Red's ninth birthday!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Woodsy Association

 I finally finished these mitts for Red. I started them last year but when I tried to knit the wolf pattern it was a big mess!  So I knit both mitts and tried to duplicate stitch.  I got frustrated and put them away but pulled them out recently so they would be finished while they still fit Red.
 This is the first one I knit and duplicate stitched.  It has lots of mistakes!
This one is much better!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A finish!

Magpie finished her quilt for her little sister.  Isn't she cute??

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

been knitting

 So apparently, 'tis the season to be knitting.  This is the second edition of a baby hat for the family caboose.  I had to rip out the first edition because it was too small.  This is the best pic I could get because this little girl is never still!
 This is a chevron hat for Magpie.  The pattern is from a Simply Knitting magazine.  Pretty much knitted this one twice as well-the chart was wrong in the magazine.  I really should trust my instincts when I'm knitting.

This is bad pic of a quick scarf I knit for my other niece-two strands of yarn knit together on size 19 needles.  She was thrilled!  Hmmm, all of this knitting is for nieces!  I actually do have one other knitting project to show-I knit dad a new Harry Potter scarf.  Need to get a pic of that one!