If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Yeah a Finish and Newbie



Yeah A Finish



 In my last post I mentioned that crocheted blanket 
I started about 3 weeks ago and my goal was to use up all the small leftover balls of yarn I had, and boy do/did have.


Unfortunately it didn't take all the balls I had in this plastic container.


Did use over half of them tho.
Looks like I'll need make another.  Well I started another one this morning. I took it with me to the doctors office because mom had an appointment today. 


  The crochet blanket goes very fast.


It was made with two balls at a time, a light color and a dark color and a large hook. I used a size N/P

Bob sure likes to pose for the camera 


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

My Plans for the Week

I had planned out my week yesterday, with high hopes of getting a couple projects finished. 
That’s in-between doctor visits. Today is Moms and Thursday it time for "Pete the cat" to get a wellness checkup, he’s 12 years now.

With all that 
I hope to get the scrap yarn crochet blanket done
Right now it’s 82” long and figure maybe another 6”


Want it to fit a twin bed. 

Wish it had used up all the little balls in the stash box but not quite, don’t think there will be enough for another that size tho.

And the other big goal is to finish the the last two borders on the Dreamy Hexagon


Making good progress on this border and then all I have left is a plain one. 



These blocks end up being 12 1/2 unfinished and to get it that way the squares in the 16 patch were cut 2 5/8 and the outer triangle were from a 6 7/8 square cut in half. Working in eights can be a challenge to make it come out to right size. Normally I to have the unit/blocks slightly over size so I can trim it down to the right size
Think it’s doable

Today has been in the 50’s so was able to enjoy a fire in the stove but it won’t be to much longer where it will not be a fire 24/7 but maybe part of the day or every other day.
Those days are hard to keep the house a consistent comfy temp.

Saw this on Facebook and sent it to my youngest daughter

She loves cats and use to work for 10 years a Cat only Clinic
She has only 2 cats though but her house does resemble this cartoon.

Linking with Christine at stitch all the things  for the first time 

Monday, March 19, 2018

What's Up 3-19-18

I haven't shown what is up on the design wall in a while.

Wouldn't of been able to last week because I was redoing it. Before I just had some flannel stapled to the wall



I took this picture a while back, before the rearranging of the room

Anyhow I used the flannel again, after a good washing and had to get some more to cover the new way. 
Which was so much whiter
Purchased some foam broads, 4' x 8' sheets which I cut in half. It was easier to handle plus it was the only way I could get it home in the car.


Now it covers a whole 8 ft by 8ft
Floor to ceiling. Having 4 sections that are 4 x 4 Had to cut out openings for the light switch and one outlet.


Not the best of jobs but it works and it should be covered most of the time anyway. So nice to have so much space to use now. And will not have to use tape if the quilt is bigger than the flannel was.



 Have up the Dreamy Hexagons


working on another one it's borders, 16 patches


The other part of the wall has the blocks finished and in the process of making using 2 1/2" strips. Remember I'm trying to find patterns using 2 1/2" strips seeing how I have so many.


It takes 9 blocks and have 2 completed, 3 cut out, with needing 4 more to decide on color arrangements


This one is ready to sew.



Sunday, March 18, 2018

Perfect Sunday




It was a perfect day if you ask me, helped the "Man of the Place" with some cows and a couple hours in the sewing room.




But the best part was finishing the binding on the Embroider Baskets.

  

And was able to get hung up in the living room. Perfect springtime quilt.


I just love striped fabric for binding.


Pam at Sager Creek did the quilting and again another gorgeous job.






Such a sweet pattern.

Linking up at Kathys

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fun Night

Tuesday night was our 30’s Club meeting at Sager Creek Quilt Shop and Pam asked if I would do the program this time. Lately I haven’t had to, so this was a nice change. My past program would be on events or people but that stuff is packed away in the garage and really didn’t have time yesterday to prepare a new one. So I thought about what I could do. I have been so out of the loop on new things that I figure I needed to come up with something. 
Had an idea I could show the portable design wall I made last year.



Here is the link to the original post with all the instructions and supplies needed.

Turned out to be a good choice and some said that they planned on making one for their room and other for retreats. 

We always have a show and tell and there were a few who brought something. 

These are the ones






Sunday, March 4, 2018

Slow Sunday

I would have to say that it was a slow day which part of it was dealing with doing our taxes.....fun....fun
we're not done but getting there.

This afternoon was time to relax and work on a new crochet project seeing how I finish the Ripple Blanket.


It turned out very nice and not a bad size 65 x 70, not quite a twin size but it is big enough to lay on the couch and be covered.


This is the first of this months goals to be completed. I knew I was close when I decided on a list.


This next project is something I had seen a while back and have been wanting to do just because it would be a great way to use up all these small balls of yarn I have.


This basket is only about a 1/3 of the the ball stash.

Very easy pattern,  using two yarns at a time with a large hook and doing a half double stitch.


By the time I got around to writing this I have this much done, going very quickly because of the large hook I'm using.

Linking up at Kathys


Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Goals


Last month for some reason I did not post my goals but I'm ready this month.

Most of my projects are almost completed so it seems like a lot but it shouldn't take long on each one.

1. Dreamy Hexagon
needs 3 border still. 


2. Machine Quilt  this baby quilt.



3. Finish crocheting the Ripple Blanket
Getting pretty low on yarn, when I run out that's it.



4. Put the binding on this Embroidered Baskets.





5. Finish quilting on this Baby quilt


Linking up at Elm Street Quilts
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