Monday, June 26, 2017

I Skipped That Lesson :-(

What was I thinking?  The May lesson with Year of Therapy was to knit a mouse--ugh!  Albeit, it was a cute mouse--I didn't really want to knit a mouse.  And what would I do with it after I did knit it???
Skipping a lesson isn't a good thing--when the June pattern rolled around, it used that skipped lesson technique-- a pin hole cast on!

Now, I'm at a disadvantage!  Bummer--didn't do any good to skip that lesson just
because the outcome was a mouse--a cute mouse nonetheless!

It's back to the May lesson to learn what I skipped!  I would have been so far
advanced if only I hadn't skipped May...............

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Grandma's Kitchen SAL

 My Granny didn't live near me, so I wasn't around her much-- I can't tell you what her kitchen was like.  My paternal grandmother died when I was very young;  I have vague memories of her and of course, no kitchen--I'm looking forward to this SAL (sew along) from Pat Sloan, which begins Wednesday.

Every Wednesday there will be a block added to her website and it's free!
Don't we all love free?? 
On her website, she gives suggestions as to fabric choices--but, I'm waiting to
see the first block to choose my fabric.  This SAL will run till
I so enjoyed her Summer Solstice SAL
The blocks are still up if you are interested.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Do You Like Quilt Magazines?

Do you like quilt magazines?  Do you like FREE quilt magazines??
This is a super ezine for you to enjoy--free patterns,
good sewing suggestions and other sundry items!

Sew In Love With Fabric has the ezine that you will enjoy--lots of 
cool sewing ideas-- I like the Debby K's modern with a twist--Fractured

The other ezines are also available for download--

Friday, June 23, 2017

And The Wheel Goes Round And Round.................

At our January Spin-in conference we were given a challenge
for 2018--our theme for 2017 was "Go Green in '17"

We received these lovely natural colored fibers, packaged by
Lisa of Dicentra Designs.  Lisa produces such lovely dyed fibers too.

So here we have Blue faced Leicester, Grey Shetland top, Fawn Shetland
top and Brown Jacob--the fibers are so easy to spin as they are
nicely processed.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Next Quilt To Bust!

Any idea how long I've had this pattern in my "to do" box??

I always liked this pattern, which would be great for the fall.

The pattern was published in 2005!  2005!  Gee whiz--
that's a long time to keep something ready to sew!
Why didn't I do it earlier?  Haven't a clue!

I requested batik fat quarters for one of my birthday gifts
one year--maybe two years ago? or three?
anyway, my expatcher friends came through and
I got enough batik quarters to make this quilt

A nice variety--so here we go--finally, going to work on this pattern!

I've got half of the pumpkins cut out--

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Knit Awhile.........................

I'm trying to keep up with the monthly pattern updates--
not always done in a timely manner.
Here is June's pattern for Estorian scarf designed by
Elizabeth Ravenwood on Ravelry.

I like adding the beads--adds some contrast to the stripes

Wish while I was spinning, that I had taken out the brown
section of the wool roving--hindsight is always 20/20!
We knit on......................

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Stitching We go.................

Wool work.............oh so comforting while you relax; just a few stitches here and there on this mystery project by Rebekah L Smith.  I found the group on Facebook, which is a closed group now.  We bought the year long pattern and each month a different pattern is released.

There is still much stitching to do--May's block is still waiting for more
stitches to be added--I'll get there soon! 
This is May's block--not a great photo though...