Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Lundi Gras!

The day before Fat Tuesday, of course!

On Ringo Lake is finished and ready for the quilter!!!  I had one side that was apparently about 1 inch shorter than the other.  Took me a WEEK to get that one side in.  I ripped out and re-sewed three times!!! It was worth it. The corners would not match if the borders were not sewn correctly.
Corner fail!

Much better! Not perfect, but acceptable. Whew!

And I pieced the back.  I have a strip of leftover border pieces and some "what was I thinking" fabric strips. I needed the extra width.


I am just SO happy I am done!!I really have to force myself to finish something.  I just want to slap some wide fabric borders on and call things done, but I knew I would be happier if I made the extra effort.  Whew!
Happy Mardi Gras!! 

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Headed Towards the Finish Line!!

This On Ringo Lake seems like the never ending project!!! I worked on the sashing all week/weekend....I think I'm ready to sew it to the quilt.  I hope the corners will work....I just want to finish!!!!
Sashing strip on the left.  Quilt top on the right.  I wish I could stay home from work today to finish sewing.  It is calling me!!!

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Almost a finish!!

Woo hooo!!!!  On Ringo Lake, Bonnie Hunter's 2018 Mystery Quilt top is complete--almost! If is a bit shy of 75" by 90". so I am adding a pieced border.  I'm making a square in a square border set on point, and the square is the same 9 patch as the block centers.  I made good progress this weekend and have my 3x3s ready to assemble the nine patches. 

I'm trying to have this ready for the quilter on Thursday.  Wish me luck!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

What knitting have I been up to???

Busy busy crazy busy.  I have made time to knit, of course.

I'm celebrating a finish! I finished weaving the ends on Sunny Baby Blanket for my first grandbaby, Ann Marie yesterday.
I used Jeanee worsted in pink.  So sweet!!

I pulled out my Modern Wrapper Fine ( a Churchmouse Yarn and Teas pattern) in blue Brooklyn Tweed Loft. I have no idea where I am, but I want the sweater so I'd better get to it.  I also saw several sets of needles tied up with that sweater. So after studying the pattern for a while, I finally figured out that I am almost finished with the left front.  I thought all it needed was sleeves.  Apparently not. I need to just jump back in there.

I also started a new pair of socks in good ol Patons Kroy sock yarn for me.  It looks like black and gray stripes.  I need a pair of socks to wear with black pants that are not so screaming bright.  I travel for work often, and need socks that look a little more, uh, adult.
I tried out the new Addi Flexi Tips needles, which you use like double points (three in a package) and they have a nylon(?) cable in the middle of two metal tips.  I didn't really like them for socks, but I may try them again for baby socks. 

Maybe this weekend I will get brave and give my Modern Wrapper Fine another try. 

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.

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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!

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Have a happy and healthy new year!!