Friday, December 26, 2008
Seeing Margaret there, knitting away, always made me smile.
I'll miss her.
Monday, December 22, 2008
And decided that I'm still not that fond of them and I'm going to put them away again.
Then I read an email from Nancy, and she mentioned looking forward to starting a new prorject and I thought that sounded like a great idea...until I pulled out a mound of future projects and found this one underneath them all:
And I decided that I would rather finish this one and send it off to the quilter before I start on anything else. I discovered that I have 5 blocks finished, with 4 in various stages of preparation. I'm pleased to say that I still like this one, and I'm looking forward to working on it again. All I need to do now is pack up all those other WIP's so that they don't distract me and get to work.
Hope you Michigan chicks are warm and safely ensconced in your sewing rooms....and for those of you in warmer climates....you should thank your lucky stars that you are not here!
Friday, December 19, 2008
The predictions are for 6 to 10 inches before this is over. Thank goodness it's light and fluffy.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
That's all for now, chicks. Hope to be back soon with more!!!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
And here is Nancy's grandaughter Kaitlyns quilt. Either a very bad camera or a bad photographer failed to capture the darling loopy quilting on the back, done by Karen the Quilter.
This is for Nancy's other granddaughter Samantha. Again Karen did some darling quilting, and that together with Nancy's eye for color and pattern made for a very pretty quilt .
And here is Faye and I with our gorgeous paper stacks and fat quarters.
We had such a nice afternoon. Thanks to both of you, Nancy and Faye, for the lovely gifts and company.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Good Job, Emily!
In crafting news, I'm still working on projects that I cannot post, as well as working to patch the woobie of the the youngest child....
I'm heading out to the farm this afternoon to do a little pre-parade cleaning, and take stock of the kitchen to see what I need for the post-parade warm-up and snack. I might just take some knitting with me, start a fire and sit in the leather recliner (thanks to Dan, again) and knit away while the snow falls.......
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I have 2 more pair waiting to be stitched up, and I found another pattern on Purl that I'm looking forward to trying.
Thats all I have for now. It's time to head out to the airport. LaGuardia is already showing a 1 hour delay for D's flight...I just hope it wont be too much longer. I hate the idea of her sitting at that airport alone!
See Ya again soon!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I can show you this: The blue wool wristers that are supposed to be a Christmas gift for The Spouse but will mostly end up on his hands by this weekend (he likes em").
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Manos del Uraguay kettle dyed wool, in a dusty plum/violet color. The pattern I bought is a vest-like shrug. I am looking forward to casting on with this and getting to work on it. I think it will be just the ticket to keep my warm this winter.
This is something I have been working on for a little while...I think I cast on the first time in East Tawas at The Harbor Star. I've knitted, ripped, re-knitted and discovered at one point that I had made 2 right hands and ripped again. I got the yarn at Skeins on Main in Rochester, Mi. I've made a few changes in the pattern to make the cuff longer.
Lastly, I picked up some chunky Misty Alpaca to make a gift with...it is the softest, dreamiest yarn I have ever fondled. Here's a peek at it: I know you want to touch it.......and you can. If you are the lucky recipient. If you are not, I got mine at Crafty Lady Trio in Macomb, Mi. They have more.
You chicks have a great day. Hope you are getting alot done and having fun doing it. TTYL!
Friday, November 7, 2008
So it's a cold and crappy day here. Rain. Chill. The kind of day I need to stay home and do what I do on days like this. I bake. So I made 4 mini loaves of pumpkin bread with cranberries and walnuts. One loaf is headed to NYC to the hungry, under-employed child. One will go to E. Lansing to the starving student. One will go to the neighbor who always shares her baking with me. And one loaf will stay right here at home. I highly doubt it will last through the night.