Monday, August 01, 2016


Well, block sixteen is finished.  I did  a quick layout to see how it would cover my bed.  I'm planning on white sashing with lime green cornerstones.  I am torn about adding a border.  Part of me wants the quilt to be a big larger but the other part of me says just get it done!  I think I should do the sashing and the decide.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Herbology Shawl

I made this shawl for Camp Loopy for June.  The yarn is Fresh from the Cauldron Schoodic Sock yarn in the Solve the Mystery colorway.

Friday, July 29, 2016

fourteen, fifteen. . .

Stitched up blocks fourteen and fifteen last night.  I left number sixteen up on the design wall because I was determined to go to bed at ten.  Then stayed up well past eleven reading the Fellowship of the Ring to the boyos!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

two more Cool Yule blocks

Only THREE more blocks to go!

some vacation sewing

I spent some time sewing on my vacation.  I first made two shark pin cushions (I gave one to my sister) to celebrate the new Sharknado movie.

The largest pincushion is a Buttermilk Basin pattern.  I had liked this pattern since last summer but didn't order a kit until this month.  It was really fun to make.

Two of the RWB pincushions are Schnibbles Liberty Tuffet patterns.

The churn dash is from a block exchange so I just turned it into a pincushion.

The little spool is a hand-pieced block I made and turned into a pincushion.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fabric report

I finished four pairs of pjs this week (one was a pair for my brother from last summer that only needed hemming).  I am so close to being positive on my usage for the year but I succumbed to 3.5 yards of camping themed flannel at JoAnns.  DH just suggested a few things I could make for him that would bring me over into the black. LOL

Fabric Used this Week: 7 yards used 
Fabric Used year to Date: 47.75 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 5 yards

Fabric Added Year to Date: 52.25 yards

Net Fabric for 2016: -4.5 yards used (so close!!!!! negative means I need to use more fabric!)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

feeling knitty. . .

I bought this Wildfoote yarn ages ago when I first learned to knit.  I really wanted to make my sister the Girly Girl socks from the Spin-Off Socks publication.  And by a long time ago, I mean seventeen or eighteen years ago.  For some reason this spring I kept thinking about this yarn and this pattern.  Finally I said "self, you've been knitting for eighteen or nineteen years.  Don't you think you have enough experience to try this pattern?"  So in May I decided to try it out.  It turned out pretty well but I put it aside for beach knitting on Memorial Day.  Girly Girl is now my car knitting.

I succumbed to the Mason Dixon Knitting ball band dishcloth over Memorial Day-and have since bought more dishcloth yarn! 

Then on June 1st it was time for Camp Loopy.  I'm making the Herbology Shawlette using the yarn shown here.  This is my main knitting for June.  I'm currently on the ruffle side of the shawlette.  After I finish the ruffle I need to go back to the short-row side and redo the bind off.  It's really tight and there is no way I will be able to block this out properly.

Monday, June 13, 2016

nothing in, nothing out

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards used 
Fabric Used year to Date: 40.75 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards

Fabric Added Year to Date: 47.25 yards

Net Fabric for 2016: -6.5 yards used (so close!!!!! negative means I need to use more fabric!)

I hope to make a few pairs of pajama pants this week-I think that would put me into the positive category.  I just got my serger back from a repair job so hopefully . . .