Friday, February 17, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
|Forever, My Love|
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (Zombie BBQ)
Regia Silk (Burgundy)
US size 2
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
|Year of Stitches|
I don't work on this project as frequently as the original challenge requires, but I'm progressing at my own speed.
After the blue stitches were added (shown in this earlier post), I saw an "H" and an idea quickly came to mind. I like where this small piece is headed.
I have a lot of DMC floss on hand, so that's what I'm using for this Year of Stitches project.
Monday, February 13, 2017
|Mystery Quilts for Military|
Clue #1 resulted in 112 half-square triangles.
|Mystery Quilts for Military|
I'm eager to see and work on the next clue which will be released on Friday.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
|John S. |
The steps into the cellar were wide and deep and cut from the earth. In the spring, it was common to find salamanders on the steps or at the bottom of the steps. The cellar door (seen in the photo) was heavy and made from wood. The only light that reached the cellar was when the door was open.
It was possible to stand upright in the cellar. The ceiling was probably two foot higher than the shelves, and in the middle was a small air vent that looked like a birdhouse on the top of "cellar hill."
From the photo, you can see the wooden frame of the roof and the depth of the dirt mounded on the frame.
|collapsing the cellar|
I don't remember why my brother John decided it was necessary to collapse the cellar other than my Mom didn't use it much: her canning days were over and the grocery store provided her with preserved fruits and vegetables.
The mound of earth was not missed and the flatten area provided more parking for equipment and visitors.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
|hat and scrap ball of yarn|
I prefer to knit hats with more control over the color, so I separated the remaining yarn into small balls for stripes. I like the last two hats much better than the first three.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
|Duffers before felting|
|ready to wear|
Pattern: Duffers (Ravelry link) by Mindie Tallack
Needles: US size 11
Yarn: Cascade 220 (two skeins, as yarn is doubled when knitting)
Size knit: US size 10.5 (wide)
The pattern has directions for many sizes, even wide widths. US shoe sizes: 3, 5.5, 7.5, 9.5, 10.5, and 13 are included. The directions are row by row for all sizes as well as directions for both flat knitting and circular knitting. Duffers are quick knits - only 25 rows.
Monday, February 6, 2017
|21 napkins, small table cloth, remnants|
8 1/2 yards of fabric for backings
One bag contained 21 large napkins (17" square), a card table sized cover and some remnants. The napkins are large enough to make blocks for a QOV and the cloth and remnant can be used for blocks or borders.
|two lengths of yardage for QOV backing|
Total cost for these items - $26.00
Friday, February 3, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
|trimming the excess backing and batting from|
Oh My, Stars!
|five QOV ready for hand-sewing|
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
|beginning a Year of Stitches|
January 21, 2017
The concept is to work on an improvised design a little each day. I started with the pink and light green swoops in the upper left at the meeting. Saturday evening and Sunday, the other stitching was added. I had no idea what I was creating, but once the feather stitch in the middle was added, an idea popped into my head. I'll occasionally post my progress.