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.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Design Wall Monday--Church banner edition

I am the worst procrastinator.  I was asked to make a banner for the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation months ago. The banner needs to hang next Sunday.  I started yesterday.  I am ready to baste and quilt.  I don't think I will outline stitch each piece.  I used fusible applique, and will cross hatch quilt it 2" apart.  It will never be washed, so it should not fray.  Wish me luck on my power sewing this week!!

I saw a similar banner on pinterest.  I need to see who I should credit the design.  Thank you designer! I could never come up with a design myself. 

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Friday, October 20, 2017

More Blanket!

I've made great progress on the Chevron Blanket.  I spent last weekend knitting, tinking, and re-knitting the first white stripe several time, but after I got past that I was moving and grooving! I'm glad I stuck with it.  I had been doing the "purl through the back loop" wrong sometimes, but now I've got it.

Actually, that was the problem I was having with two other projects, so now that I know how to PTBL correctly I can pick those projects back up one day.

I had chosen gender neutral colors, because my daughter didn't think they wanted to know the baby's sex.  Now the gender reveal party is scheduled for next month, so about the time I finish this blanket I may need to knit one in pink or blue!

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Needle Report

After several months in time-out, I pulled the Chevron Baby Blanket back out.  I decided I had some funky stitch mistake happening, so I frogged and started over.  I'm glad I did.  It's going much better...until last night when I realized I had a mistake 5 rows back that I was trying to ignore.  It's not going away. 

Tonight will be some serious tinking!! I should have just stopped and taken out a couple of rows when I realized my count was off.  Ugh.  It's all good though.  Maybe I will catch up on some knitting podcasts.  ;)

Check out Patchwork Times today to see what everyone else is knitting.