Monday, June 24, 2019

Wyoming Didn't Get the Memo . . .

high temperature on the 1st day of Summer
June 21, 2019
Laramie, WY
Wyoming has been downright chilly, rainy and snowy in some areas the last few days. Even though the calendar shows it's clearly summer, I'm still wearing sweaters and wool socks.

When I got home from church yesterday, the thermometer revealed it was 37 degrees. Hot tea and steaming soup took the chill off, and I settled in to do some knitting. Hopefully, warmer temperatures will arrive soon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Assembly Line Sewing

ritzy cracker blocks in progress
June 2019
Another Prayers & Squares project using fabric from my scrap bin. I'm trying to decrease the stacks of 5 inch squares in my bin, and these blocks will help with that mission.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

It's Growing . . .

simply garter scarf
June 2019
The simply garter scarf is growing, albeit slowly. It's a good thing this project doesn't have a deadline. It's a relaxing knit and a good project for knitting at meetings and in the car, when I'm not driving, of course.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sculpture Update

shimming a model
Eagle Bronze Foundry
Lander, WY
September 2017
You may remember seeing the photo before in this post. I recently discovered some information about the finished bronze sculpture and thought you might be interested in where this sculpture now resides.

Google image
The following was written by Max Greiner Jr. : Apr 17, 2018 (full article can be found here

Jeff Anderson, president of Leadership Inc., announced that a massive 1,123 lbs., 11' long lion sculpture has now been completed by eagle bronze in Lander, Wyoming, and is ready to ship to Israel. The No. 1 life-size (105 percent) bronze statue called the Lion of Judah will be shipped by air to Jerusalem as a gift of love from American Christians to the Jewish people, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the modern state of Israel, which is being celebrated this year. Anderson reports that sufficient funds have now been raised to make this historic gift possible, in collaboration with the sculptor.

Eagle Bronze, one of the largest art foundries in the world, also casts New York's Bull of Wall Street bronze sculpture. Monte and Beverly Paddleford, Christian owners of the famous art foundry, expect Greiner's Lion of Judah statue to become an instant tourist attraction like the iconic New York stock market bull.

The monumental Lion of Judah sculpture will be installed in the ancient City of David: Jerusalem.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Teaching Tool

June 2019
This sock is progressing slowly, but with purpose. I am teaching a friend how to knit socks and have been knitting along with her. I use my sock to show her the process, and Carol follows along with her project. She is working with worsted weight yarn on size 6 needles and is seeing quick progress. Carol has successfully completed the cuff, the heel flap, the heel turn, and is starting the gusset decreases. Soon, she will reach the toe and have a completed sock. Her family is already requesting socks for Christmas.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Bull's Eye

quarter log cabin blocks
May 2019
I've been working with more orphan blocks from the Prayers & Squares group. The P&S orphan bin contained ten quarter log cabin blocks, and I raided my 2.5 inch scrap bin to make enough blocks for a quilt. They worked up quickly because I sewed strip sets rather than work with individual pieces.
Bull's Eye
56 x 64 inches
Prayers & Squares quilt
I tried a few layouts for the blocks, but I liked this one the best. Brenda and Marilyn helped me arrange the blocks.

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