Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Laramie Plains Credit Union
Some of the displays were cute . . .
Others were whimsical . . .
and some were clever . . . (note the pins used for the cactus spines)
Which decorated pumpkin is your favorite?
Monday, October 28, 2019
|scrappy Sockhead Cowl|
I guess it shouldn't surprise me that the other individuals (young and old) in the waiting areas with me amused themselves with their phone, laptop, and tablets. The yarn slid through my fingers and the striped rows were quickly added to the cowl. Every knitter knows that waiting and knitting go well together.
The body of this Sockhead Cowl consists of four rubber-ball sized remnants of sock yarn. The brown ribbing is an odd skein of sock yarn (Root Beer) that I found in my stash.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
|trimming excess batting and backing|
I'm happy to have three finished quilts to send to Riverton for the November QOV presentation. Three more veterans will be awarded a QOV, and that makes me very happy.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
|sample blocks donated by Marty S.|
When the blocks arrived, I gently hand washed them, gave them a good press, and then squared the big blocks to 12.5 inches and the small stars to 6.5 inches.
While squaring the blocks, I came up with an idea and look forward to creating a QOV with Marty's mother's blocks.
Monday, October 21, 2019
|section of mural at First and Grand|
Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student, who was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie in October 1998 left a lasting impression on the community. Since that tragic event, the community of Laramie has focused on public awareness and tolerance.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
|natural plywood covering a broken window|
Do you see what I see?
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
|another scrap Sockhead Cowl|
Does anyone want two skeins of Cascade Yarns, Heritage 150 Sock Yarn (both are color # 5601 but different dye lots) 75% super wash merino and 25% nylon?
If so, tell me in the comments.
I'll gladly send the two skeins of yarn as a gift to that brave soul.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
|186 bonus "waste" HSTs will result in nearly 47 pinwheels|
I remember picking up windfall apples in the orchard this time of year. Most often the fruit had bruises and some worm holes, but my Mom turned the fruit into delicious apple butter, apple sauce, and apple cakes. Just because something is damaged or considered "waste" by some people does not mean that it can't be useful.
Have you used any "windfalls" lately?
Monday, October 14, 2019
|Oops - how did I miss that!|
Regan left a comment last Monday alerting me of two flipped blocks on the finished Lone Rider top. I had not noticed the error, even though it is very obvious now that I look at the photo.
Thankfully, it was a relatively quick fix because it was on the outside edge.
|the flipped blocks were removed from the quilt top|
|the blocks were flipped into the correct position|
and sewn into place
|the lattice chain is complete now that the error has been corrected|
Friday, October 11, 2019
|proof of a successful quilting retreat|
In the evening, we worked on other projects: Marilyn cross-stitched and I knit. We also took a couple of evenings off to play bingo and to attend a musical production, and we played games.
Marilyn finished one quilt and started two others during the retreat. It's great to share a quilting passion with my sister.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
58 x 72 inches
Quilt of Valor # 168
I had no idea that all the four patches I made in my chain-sewing frenzy would result in FOUR Quilts of Valor:
Sixteen Patch Stars
Thirty-four of the four-patches were not used and were returned to the scrap bin to become "seed" for future quilts.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
58 x 72 inches
Quilt of Valor #167
On closer inspection, you may see stripes on the red star point fabric. Those stripes are actually words that pertain to sailing. I'm sure this quilt will find its way into the home of a sailor.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
58 x 72 inches
Quilt of Valor # 166
The blue star point fabric is part of the fabric donation I received from Sharon F., This is one of three quilts that I made at Marilyn's house during our quilting retreat.
Monday, October 7, 2019
|Lone Rider mystery quilt|
63 x 80 inches
Quilt of Valor #169
|image from Alycia Quilts|
Lone Rider - clue #5
Finished quilt tops are hung by the patio door so I can enjoy them for a couple of days and are wrapped with the backing and binding.
I fixed the flipped blocks soon after they were drawn to my attention. (Thanks, Regan!)
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
|Autumn's Glory cowl |
made with scrap yarn
Pattern: Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure (free on Ravelry)
Needles: US size 6
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
|cast of the musical 9 to 5 take a bow at curtain call|
PACE Center, Parker, CO
The last evening of my visit, Marilyn, her husband, and her daughter, and I attended the stage performance of 9 to 5. It was very well done, and we all enjoyed ourselves.
(The photo was snapped during curtain call - no photos were allowed during the performance)
Photos of our finished quilt tops will be posted soon.