Thursday, February 14, 2019

Heartfelt Wishes

February 6, 2019
Laramie, WY
Look for love in your everyday surroundings

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Picking up the Needles

knitting socks
February 2019
It has been months since I knit a pair of socks (other than the baby socks I knit for the shower), and I've honestly missed it.

Yarn: Crazy Zauberball

Needles: US size 2

Stitches: 64

Pattern: ribbed cuff, plain foot

Note: The blue netting I'm using as a yarn sock was cut from an old bath puff. It's secured with a knot on one end, and a removable stitch marker on the top. It keeps the yarn corralled and clean.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Little Progress

one block for Oh, Deer!
Work on the next Quilt of Valor (Oh, Deer!) has been stalled by life -- appointments, commitments, knitting night, and even a baby shower. The star blocks are finished, but they have not been sewn into a flimsy.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Special Request & a Gift

pair of baby socks and a hat
February 2019
Many of you might remember the post about my great-niece's special request for knit slippers/footies.  Since the baby shower is this Saturday, I thought I would surprise her with some items for the baby (he's due in March). It was fun to knit the tiny socks and then make a matching hat.

baby socks and hat
with matching
footies for my great-niece
February 2019
I hope Stephanie will share a photo of both of them wearing their footwear/hat.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Fun Display

truck display
Curiosity Shoppe
Laramie, WY
October 2018
This truck is one of the cutest display items I've seen. I can envision seasonal items in the truck bed and in the motor area throughout the year. Wouldn't it be fun with a tree in the back and lots of other Christmas decorations or the motor section filled with daffodils in the spring and geraniums in the summer?

It's too bad the window ledge wasn't deep enough to hold the truck because it would draw a crowd.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Clutter Control

lots of binding ready for pressing
February 2019
Saturday, I tackled the mess in my sewing room because it was impossible to get anything done. The cutting table was covered with numerous bins, piles of scraps, and stacks of books. Once the fabric was sorted and returned to the shelves in the closet, I began with the scraps. Small pieces were cut into sizes I use and placed neatly in bins. Larger scraps were cut into 2.5 inch strips for future bindings.

 I often use the backing scraps to bind quilts. One nice thing about using the same backing fabric for several quilts is a LOT of strips for binding. The blue fabric strips in the photo will provide binding for at least two quilts. I press the strips in half and roll them on cardboard, so they are ready to attach when I receive quilts back from the longarmer.

The cutting table and pressing board are clutter-free, the fabric is all stored away, and I've started a new project.

Monday, February 4, 2019

American Wildlife

American Wildlife
60 x 72 inches
Quilt of Valor #153
American Wildlife was made with a free online pattern called Bear Sees Colors by Deborah G. Stanley.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Alike yet Different

found on FaceBook
Homophones were often confusing for my Language Arts (English) students.

Can you think of any homophones (words that sound alike but are spelled differently) i.e., two, to, too; beat, beet; there, their, they're.

Think about it a bit . . . before checking this helpful list.

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