Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sweet Peas for April

For my BFF. And this is only a smidgen of my adoration. :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Japanese Garden

... And another quilt finally gets finished. It's been sitting in my UFO pile whistling sweetly that all I needed to do was quilt a corner and the border. Then I herniated a disk in my neck mid-summer and not much got done for about 2 months. (Well, except sewing circle skirts; you can't keep a girl down totally!) then mom bought the genius sewing machine and I wrestled my way through the corner hand quilting and machine did the border. I love it, I am in love, and I have 3 more quilts ready to finish with that puppy!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Circle around

My new fave: circle skirts. Add half of one to make an apron and pockets. Super girl already has an order in for hers.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sweet dreams are made of these

Woke up from a nap and suddenly knew what I wanted to do with the box of fabric under my bed.

And another begins... King-size, of course.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Burlington Industries, 1971

My favorite purse is um, 12 years old and a Gap $5 special. I'm pretty sure I got my money's worth. I haven't used it constantly but it's been a good one to fall back on when I needed a change.

The poor lining has been patched many times and when the patches were the only thing holding it together I wasn't sure what to do. It's the perfect everything (corduroy patchwork) and there is nothing like that in style right now.

Lucky thing I've been in an extreme-save $-thrift shop kick because it dawned on me: just replace the lining; that's all that is wearing out. Get a great funky cotton pattern.

Went fabric diving at mom's and found 2 absolutely fabulous retro prints. Only thing with the retro part, they are actually from the early 70s. The selvage on the main one said 1971.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Seed Stitch Möbius Cowl

A continuation of the chunky purple yarn, this one an unexpected Christmas gift for LMSS. She gave me the yarn and sweater reject because it didn't turn out like she thought and she was tired of looking at it. I frogged the whole thing and figured she needed something out of her purple.

89 stitches CO. Join in round, intentionally twisting stitches if want a möbius cowl. Seed stitch till 8" wise. BO in seed stitch. Wish I could say it was my pattern. It was adapted from a free one on Ravelry.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Purple People Eater

Nutso about knitting again. Look at this beauty. Good thing the knitting bug is revived; both kids have put in orders for immediate production for one (1) fair isle hat and one (1) pair of socks.