Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bucket List

Do you make lists?  I do!  There was always a notebook stuck to the refrigerator and a pencil was nearby--need something at the grocery, jot it on the list!  In today's world, I'm using an electronic reminder--Alexa or Echo!
It was a gift from #1 Son-- here is how I use it--when something is needed--I say, "Alexa, add to list".  She replies, "what shall I add?" I'll say "peanut butter".  She says "peanut butter has been added to your list!"  Isn't that the coolest thing in the world!  I know that other creatures like this are out there--what a way to make a list.

Another list, I'm making is a bucket list for the summer--do you do that?
Stitchfix has their own list of what they want to do this summer!
I could jot a few of those on my list too.

Daring to Live Fully has a HUGE list!!
It would take me longer than 3 months to accomplish 
even 1/4 of these things!

Iowa Girl Eats has a printable list for you to use--
it's much shorter list of fun things!

Seventeen for teens has a list too--so if you have a teenager, this one is for you!  I still
feel like a teen at times, so maybe some on this list is for ME!!

Hope you have fun coming up with your summer bucket list!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Working Thru B/W.........................

I pulled out another black and white quilt that I did several years ago.
In fact, this one is hand sewn--take a circle, applique it to whole
cloth and then cut into fours--re-assemble-- 
I like the addition of red!  at least, the eye doesn't get lazy!

Finished block #20 from Pat Sloan's Solstice challenge

Another finish block #18
I had this one all ready to sew--it needed more contrast
in the medium value--I was getting lost when assembling!
what to do but cut more fabrics..........

Friday, May 19, 2017

Black and White----Is it Getting Boring?

I made the decision to make this quilt black and white--with a few accents of color along the way...
now, that I'm getting to the end stage of the blocks, I'm tiring of black and white...................oh hum,
I think to myself.  I like color so why did I decide on black and white?!  It seemed like a good thought at the time, I guess........

I was behind--not unusual though!  I print off the patterns, then
when I have a chance I'll cut all the pieces for the patterns

Having the pieces all cut and ready for sewing
makes the block assembly faster--that is,
if I cut the right fabrics at the time I'm 

Here is block 18--somehow I missed block 19--
had 20 and 21--no problem; just go to
Pat Sloan's website and look up Solstice and all
the patterns are there! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017


I'm putting out a Lost notice right now!  
This pattern has gone AWOL--!
honestly, why can't I find this pattern??!!
I've looked high and low--in all my pattern boxes, storage
bins, file cabinet--just can't seem to place my hands on it.

I did have this pattern at one time as you can see from progress
on one of the blocks but somehow, and some way
it has gone underground!

So, that's why I'm putting out this notice--
maybe, just maybe, this darn pattern will show
its face--I really want to work on this!
Wonder what reward I could offer to get it to resurface?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I'm in Love.........................

I'm in love with wool work!  I like the feel of the fiber in my hand!  Wool doesn't ravel!  It dyes
beautifully as from prior post.

I'm trying to play catch up with this monthly mystery wool along!
It's month 5 already--and this one looks super cute!  
This is from Buttermilk Basin.  Part of me wishes I had ordered
the wool kits to go with the pattern but I had so much wool on hand--
...............why buy more when you have
a supply!

I think I'm set to continue!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wool Banners--Count Your Blessings!

These have been the cutest wool blocks!  This is block 4 from
Here is another one of the blocks--you must join Facebook group
Wool Applique to get in on the fun.  The latest block is free for one month,
but you can purchase the other blocks from Sew Blessed

The Facebook group has hints and techniques for sewing with
wool plus giveaways!
It's a very informative and fun group.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Knitting Along

Knitting in progress................
Estonian knitting is super fun and I even enjoy placing the beads!

It's hard to see the beads on this handspun yarn--
only because it's stripes

This is May's pattern for one of the Estonian pieces that
I'm doing

Beads, beads and no nupps!

I'm knitting away on my Rhapsody shawl--thinking
this is way to easy--after about 10 rows, I read the pattern over again--
astounding! I've left out a couple of rows that call for decreases!!
Drats!!  Do I start over? or continue on--
soldier on, I say!!