"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Friday, November 29, 2013

Knitting Needles Friday...

Since I was out of town
last Friday,
I have a few things to show
this week.

Flying for hours each flight
allows for LOTS of
knitting time!
I was able to complete several projects.


The Afterthought Heels are finished
in my John's Basketweave socks!


I made a pair of mittens
in our team colors
for my daughter.


I took Judy's advice and made a pair of 
for my other daughter. 
These are so much fun and so easy to make!

I started another pair of
Fingerless Mitts.

Another pair of socks!

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Happy Friday!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Design Wall Monday...

The past few days found me
on an island...
watching a
College Basketball tournament!
(My team didn't do so well.)

Since I was courtside for several days,
not much sewing was accomplished!
Maybe next time
 they could put sewing stations courtside??


Before I left, I did quilt these

All that is needed is binding
and they will be finished.

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what others are working on this week.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Back In the Winter....

...I took a class at the
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest.

I don't remember what the class was called,
I had so much fun with it!

We decided what would be on our quilt....
dyed Silk Organza
to compliment our design.

We made a layered quilt,
with part of the design being on the background
part on the dyed Organza.

The technique does add
depth to the quilt.

 Some quilting was done on the background
some on the quilt after the 
organza was added.

The binding was a bit of a challenge
since the organza is a bit slippery.
It was a fun quilt to make
but, I don't think I'll make another on my own.
 Too many products to purchase!

I'm happy with
"Under the Sea."

Monday, November 18, 2013

Design Wall Monday...

Last year I made a
Courthouse Steps
quilt for my mom.

My sister LOVED it.
I'm making one for my sister!

I cut the strips a bit ago
and was able to get some of the blocks 
sewn together this past week.
The sewing goes very quickly!


I'm a little more than half way finished with the blocks.

While I like these colors,
they aren't my fave,
they are my sisters.

My design wall is still not finished,
but I am working on it.
I'm using insulation squares covered in flannel.
Had to buy a new staple gun. 
Mine was jammed!

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others are creating.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, November 15, 2013

On My Needles....

I've been a bit of a knitting slacker
this week...
One place I like to knit is
in the car while my husband is driving.
It gets dark so early now and
I can't see to knit. :(


I did work on my Boneyard Shawl  a bit.

I also worked just a little on my
"Rosebud" socks.
I need to get these finished!

The good news is
I needed to see what I have
finished for gifts this Christmas.

Here is my pile of completed socks.

In addition, I completed
three shawls.
They need to be blocked.

I have a few more things to make,
and Christmas is just around the corner!

Happy Day!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Using Left Over Pieces....

I made this
Baby Quilt
for my Niece's baby
back in the spring.

In making these pieced 
Flying Geese,
I had triangles left
after sewing the
"yellow sky" in place.

From these "Scraps"
I made this little quilt
a while back.

 Have I mentioned that 

Such a fun, happy little quilt.

Have a polka dottie kind of day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

It's Monday....

... and my Design Wall is a
bit bare.
I actually haven't put it back up
yet after my room remodel.

One of my Quilty Friends
has made a couple of
purple and green quilts
and they are beautiful!
I have never been much of a fan of
purple, but...
I was inspired.

I began collecting purples and am making
a purple and green quilt.

I'm just starting on the blocks and
I'm not sure about the toile, but will  
make a decision after more blocks 
are completed.

I'm also using the
Triangles on a Roll
for the first time.
Not sure I'm a fan...
It seems to take a lot of time!
We shall see.

While my room reno was going on,
I cut out the pieces for three quilts.
I couldn't go anywhere and this
was something I could stop and start easily.
Now they are ready for stitching!

A Courthouse Steps Quilt

 A Snowball Quilt

And a Missouri Crossing Quilt

These will keep me busy for a while!

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are working on now.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Knitting Needles Friday...

Progress is being made on the
"Rosebud" socks

I decided to wait and knit both heels,
using the
 "Afterthought Heel"
 after each sock body is completed.

We had company over the weekend
and I wanted to knit while we talked.
I had to begin a new project that didn't
require counting.

I started 
using three different yarn colorways.

The colors are actually deeper then what is shown here.
This is a fun, easy shawl to knit.

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other knitting projects.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It's Confession Time....

I am usually a
pretty neat person...
Things are in their place,
my house is clean,
all is good.


in My Sewing Room!

All I can say is...

Thank God for DOORS!!

I am embarrassed to say that until yesterday....

.... THIS was my sewing room.

Piles and piles and piles.
And this is after I picked up a lot of the stuff!

Then it looked like this:

All of that stuff has been moved out for some
I can't wait to be organized again.

After a days work by the installer,
 my sewing room now looks
like This!!

I love my new cutting table/cabinet!
All this storage space!!
I can use my big base table
on my sewing machine now.

Plus room for a new
Design Wall!

I PRAY that I can keep the piles from
accumulating again.

Oh Happy Day!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Design Wall Monday...

.... Except I am writing this
Sunday evening
It's dark already!

I cannot get good photos of this
Finished Quilt Top...

The Borders just bring it
all together.

I haven't decided if I will quilt this myself
send it to my Longarm quilter.
The deciding factor will be if I want to wait to have it 

My machine quilting is not fancy,
Does it need fancy?
It already is
"Blind Man's Fancy"!!


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others are showing this week.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, November 1, 2013

On My Needles....

This week I didn't have to 
"Cool my Heels"
as much as I have lately,
so not as much knitting was done.

I did finish this pair of socks.
They will go in my
Christmas Gift pile.

The Pattern is
and the yarn is
but I don't remember the color.

Now I am working on these socks...

The Pattern is
and the yarn is
Blue Moon Fiber Arts

This yarn is soooo soft!

I am knitting the
Afterthought Heel again.
It seems to go faster and is easier for me to knit.

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on their needles!