Monday, January 8, 2018

Design Wall Monday

I just can't cram enough sewing into a weekend.  I'm working on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery "On Ringo Lake" clue 8.  I've pieced blocks into sets of three, and have started pinning so I can sew into the 9 patches.  I think I will do that and then make 10 more blocks, so I can make a larger quilt.

On Ringo Lake Clue #8

I'm hoping when I put it together it is not too crazy looking.  I have everything organized so I can go into my sewing room for shorts bursts of time and try to make progress.  I have a meeting every night this week, so I won't get to sew much until the weekend.

Check out Smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com to see what everyone else is doing today. 

http://bit.ly/2maVWhI is the link to Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville blog.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday Needles Report

Happy New Year! I returned to work Tuesday, so I did not get as much knitting done as I would have liked.  I am on the foot of the second sock for my son.  Finished pics next week I hope.

I stopped working on the sock to knock out a preemie hat for a baby of a young woman at our church.  I hope it is not too big for a 3 pounder.  Hopefully she will grow into it soon. I used some Knitpicks fingering from my stash:
And I had a matching flannel blankie in my gift stash.  I just hemmed a yard of flannel.
Praying that baby Gracie thrives and gets to come home soon.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Design Wall New Year's Day 2018!!

Happy New Year!!! I have been trying to cram as much sewing as possible in before I return to work on January 2.  I've been power sewing to catch up with Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt, "On Ringo Lake". See http://www.quiltville.com to check it out.

I've finished 3 clues this weekend!

I just need to trim and press clue #5 (bottom right)

I've seen the final quilt and I am excited to finish. Just keep sewing, just keep sewing!

Check out www.smallquiltsanddollquilts.com to see what is on everyone's design wall today.

Have a happy and healthy new year!!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday On the Needles

Wow! I didn't realize it had been this long since I posted.  Busy holidays here with two weeks of travel.  I'm still catching up. It's all good though.

I've been working on a blanket for our first grandbaby. It is the "Sunny Baby Blanket" pattern I think, in Jeannee worsted.
You would think this would be easy, but I already have two mistakes! I didn't see them until I was several rows past, so I just left them.  

I'm also knitting my younger son a pair of socks in Cascade Heritage Sock solids. I knitted MSU maroon stripes at the top.  I'm ready to knit the heel in the second sock, so I want to do that today as I can just sit and knit and knock it out in good daylight. 


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!

Check out everyone's design wall progress on http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/

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  :)

Check out Judy L's Patchwork Times to see what everyone else is up to.

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 quiltville.com. 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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