Monday, December 4, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Well... it's a work in progress.  I was on travel last week, got home Saturday afternoon.  I downloaded Week 2 of Bonnie Hunter's mystery "On Ringo Lake" and started rooting through my scrap pile.  I pressed the yellow and neutral pieces and started cutting.  I decided I would start with scraps and then cut yardage strips as needed.
I was able to cut the yellow strips into pieces, and will finish up during the week as I can get a few minutes here or there. Those spare minutes add up!

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday Travelin' Needles Report

I have been so busy with work and travel I have barely had time to knit!  I'm working on a pair of socks for Mom for Christmas.  She doesn't read my blog so I think my secret is safe.  I'm knitting Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku using some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock from my stash. 

I was a bit worried that the yarn would not knit up in the same pattern on the second sock, but it looks like it is actually going to work:
Please excuse the awful hotel room picture.  You get the idea  :)

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

On Ringo Lake week 1

Woohoo!  I love a challenge.  Last year I sat out Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt on I just could not do one more thing at that time.  I missed it.

So--this year I am in! I was able to finish Week 1 before I left for a week of work travel. Yay!
I'm hoping I can keep up this year--I have another week of travel later in the month. :)

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Ready to Frame for Monday!

I have been on a "very monogamous" streak---work on one project at a time and finish! I usually like to have several projects going at once, but let me tell you the feeling of accomplishment is bwonderful!!

Saturday I sewed my quilt guild swap block (I think it's a secret, so no picture) and I finished this:
"O Holy Night" by Under the Garden Moon.  I bought the kit at The Quilted Owl new New Orleans.  I've had it a couple of years, and wanted to finish a)so we could enjoy it during the holidays and b) to get it off my work table!

We will take it to the framer this afternoon.  Check out to see what is on everyone's wall today!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Baby Blanket done!

I am so excited! I finished the Chevron Baby Blanket for my first grandbaby.  I used Jeanee yarn, and it is so soft and squishy. They decided to have a gender reveal next week, so I may be knitting another baby blankie in the appropriate color!  Check out Judy L's to see what everyone else is knitting.

Monday, November 6, 2017

A New Mystery!

Oh do I love a challenge.  I usually do the Bonnie Hunter Quiltville mystery quilt.  Last year I was so busy I sat it out, and I really missed participating.  This year it's on!  Here is my pile of scraps:
I decided to use navy, turquoise, yellow and neutrals.  Can't wait to get started.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Church Banner Success!

I finished the banner for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  Yay!!  I finished Saturday afternoon.  Yes, I really need to get this procrastination thing under control, but I am done and everyone seemed to like it.  It also fit today's sermon perfectly.