Friday, December 06, 2013
I apologize to the knitter that posted in her On The Needles post about the Bun Hat. I wanted to give her credit for sharing this quick, easy pattern, but I lost my note. I knit this one up before Thanksgiving to try on the boys and to see if they would like it. Elliot liked it but it's green and not blue so I should give it to Jonah and make him a blue one. I love that boy!!! So I will. When I see Jonah, I will give him this hat. I will make Elliot a blue one and Leland wants one that is green with black and blue like his coat. With them telling me the colors they want, I can't go wrong!
I'll have to do some size adjusting for Leland. This one was made with 2 worsted weight yarns together on a size 10 needle. I followed the pattern for the small size. It fits Elliot who is 7 but covered 4 year old Leland's eyes. Some adjusting will be done.
Still on the needles is the lovely Rival Cardigan. A few stitches here and there but not a whole lot of progress.
I'm fighting with myself to not start the Swing Cowl that Denise showed the other day. I am going to take my Dreambird apart and use that yarn for the Swing Cowl......I don't like it and there are too many mistakes that I can see. Maybe another time I will make it but not for a while.
See other great On The Needles projects at Patchwork Times.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Here it is the 5th of December and I wonder how the days zoom by. In a blink of an eye it will be 2014. Wow!
So here's the down and dirty of November's list:
November Getting It Done Challenge List
- Get caught up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge--I think this will be a great retreat project.
- 10 more Pineapple Crazy Blocks
- Work on Reach For The Stars
- Work on Hexi Wall hanging
The list seemed so doable....but too many other things happened. The only thing I worked on was this Hexi Wall Hanging. The quilting is mostly finished. I want to go back and stitch in the flowers toward the bottom. Then I will add the buttons and binding. So I'll add that to my new list. The rest of my things were not even thought about.
I'll try to do better this month.
December Getting It Done Challenge List
- Finish the Hexi Wallhanging
- Finish the Christmas gifts
- Keep up with Celtic Solstice
- Finish the borders on Back To Square One Mystery
See how others are doing with their lists at Patchwork Times. It's about time to be thinking of next year's goals....Oh My!
Monday, December 02, 2013
Like oodles of quilters out there, I am working on Quiltville's newest mystery called Celtic Solstice.
Also like oodles of quilters out there, I am working on Christmas gifts.
That is why I only have 30 triangle in a square units complete.
Am I worried about that?
Friday morning I had 4 littles here while their mom went shopping.
It was a good morning to cut while the olders watched a Cat In The Hat Christmas.
See the green bin in the background with the little cars?
That kept Little Mr. busy while I cut.
And it kept him away from my side of the table.
For a few minutes.
I wasn't sure if I'd like my substitute choices of Bonnie's colors.
I like them alot!
I'll have all of these sewn together before Friday rolls around.
Or maybe even Tuesday.
Today is a a busy day in Blogland.
I think I need another cup of coffee before I start to wander.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
I'm still working on Mae's Flower Garden. It's getting closer and closer to the big layout. I have the last few flowers and the half flowers all kitted up in snack baggies. There are some that still need to be basted but not many.
The first half flower is complete. I will have to add green to 3 of them but I'll wait until I have them laid out to decide which ones to do. I'm kind of excited now to get the remaining flowers completed.
Check out what others are stitching at Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy's Quilts.
After being behind for 3 months and finally catching up last month, I decided that wasn't going to happen again with the Back To Square One Mystery.
I cut it pretty close this month. Today I sat down and sewed this month's clue. Just in the knick of time!
I spread the top out on my bed and it is just gorgeous. There isn't enough room in my bedroom for me to get a good shot of the top so here's a dark shot of it laid out on the couch. I wish I would have charged the battery in my good camera but I didn't.
Friday, November 29, 2013
I'm still not in full blown knitting mode but I did add several more rows to Hitchhiker this week. I think I'll add 2 more sections and call it good. Doing so will give me a nice finish and maybe put that knitting mojo back to full strength.
See some great On The Needle projects at Patchwork Times.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The new Quiltville Mystery, Celtic Solstice, is ready to launch Friday.
I am so excited.
This is the first time I have strayed from Bonnie's color choices.
Only because I don't want to buy fabric right now.
I know, weird! But I am in use it up mode.
I think I'll dig for some more purples.
Here are my past mysteries.
This one lives with my Sister Sue.
All the others are mine.
For some reason, I didn't do it.
It is in Scraps and Shirttales II .
I do plan to make it at some point in my life.
Finally finished last month.
Waiting to be quilted.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Last Monday I showed 2 small UFOs that I was quilting and trying to finish. The New York Beauty is done and is now being used as a table topper. Next on Mt. UFO is this Quilt As You Go string quilt that I started in February 2011. Whoa! Time to get it done. It will be nice to kick this one out of the UFO Parade!
I have to write notes to myself with my intentions-quite often I forget the note and the intentions! I see that I am not the only one that writes herself notes. See Kathy's post here.
Ohhh, there's some great things happening over at Patchwork Times on the DWM links.......I'm headed there now. I love Monday in Blogland!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Still on the needles are the fronts for the Rivel Cardigan!
I have lost my knitting mojo.
I don't know where to start looking...
maybe I'll try finding it in the knitting bag.
I'll pick up the bag,
open it up,
take out the needles full of fronts
and the yarn
and just hold it.
Maybe I'll put a needle in each hand
and make a few moves to see if I can create some stitches.
This is a sad, sad way to feel.
Maybe I need to do something about this.
This morning I will knit and
catch up on 2 episodes of Parenthood.
Yes, that is what I will do!
But first, I'm headed over to Patchwork Times to see other fabulous needle projects.
Monday, November 18, 2013
...November Retreat #2 Project Round Up.
Retreat was a blast!
I always have such a great time and come home so inspired.
I spent most of the time quilting my hexie wall hanging.
This poor thing has been ignored since August.
After watching my friend Neta free motion quilt at last retreat,
I was inspired to quilt at this retreat.
The quilting is by no means perfect but
I sure had fun doing it and watching the progress.
I also pin basted this New York Beauty table topper.
Looking back in the blog, I see it was a UFO that I worked on in the fall of 2011.
So it has now been properly aged and needs be seen and used.
I'm not sure what I'm going to quilt in the border or the curved centers.
So far it's just stitch in the ditch and echo quilting.
Something is happening with my brand new camera,
I don't know if it needs charged or if I did something to it so
I had to used the old standby that doesn't take the best pictures.
I had to use these pictures, I can't miss Design Wall Monday!
Go to Patchwork Times to see all the fabulous walls!
Monday, November 11, 2013
...And Retreat Round Up.
I didn't spend as much time at retreat as I had planned.
I felt guilty leaving poor Ernie home alone to recover.
Since retreat is only a few miles from home,
I'd drive up and spend a few hours and then come home.
I only took hand work and made great progress on
Taylor's Pieced Hexies.
She was here the other day and chose her combination of colors and designs.
I spent time early in the week getting them ready to stitch
and did all but the 3 on the left this weekend.
They really do go fast.
I also stitch 3 more flowers for Mae's Flower Garden.
I am so close to having all the flower rounds complete.
I think I have 4 left.
Then 6 half flowers for the sides and the fill ins for the top and bottom.
Then the real work will begin with setting them into rows
and a quilt top.
See other fabulous design walls at Patchwork Times.