Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sad Loss

For Christmas, one of my best friends gave me a beautiful ball of yarn and I hurriedly made a scarf from it so she could see how much I loved it. Sadly, only the second time I wore it, I left it in the changing room at Kohl's and someone stole it. So, here is the only memory I have of this lovely gift.

Quilting Slump

I have made little progress in quilting for me. I've been so busy with customers quilts, I just have little time for me. By the time I'm finished with working, I'm too tired to cut and piece my own. I usually just crawl into bed and knit till time to sleep. I did manage to get one little quilt made for the new grandson of a dear friend of mine.

AND I am going to MAKE time to make a giraffe quilt for my own, yes you read correctly, my OWN grand baby coming in October.

Malabrigo March

Malabrigo March is a challenge to make as many items knitted for Malabrigo yarns as you can. It's been much fun as I get to know other knitters and discover how the different yarns create beautiful items. So, here are my 4 projects so far. I also have another cowl almost finished and a shawl begun. In this challenge, I've learned to do cables as well as some other new stitches. Some almost brought me to tears of frustration, but delight when I finally mastered them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Another of Linda's

Always a challenge but very nicely pieced, so it's not a chore.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Little Progress

It has been months since I have taken the time to actually piece quilts for myself. I had a lovely quilting retreat this past weekend and did finally get a bit accomplished. Who knows when I'll be able to get back to it. One is Tell It to the Stars Mystery from Patchworktimes blog and the other a quilt I started in October.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Beautiful little Dresdens

I haven't been able to work in the studio for awhile. With as low as -12 degrees, I could not get my studio warmer than 57 and it is really hard to quilt in that temperature. The ol' fingers just don't want to work well. Once it finally got above freezing outside I jumped right into quilting Linda's beautiful Dresdens. Hopefully, I can finish up her other 2 quilts by the end of the month.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

First Quilt of the Year

Jill's quilt is so pretty and it was fun coming up with quilting for it. I took the whole month of December off so it was a challenge and delight to get back in the saddle again.