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Some Happy Talk.

After dumping my troubles it’s time for some fun and happy stuff.

 I promised to show you some of what I’ve been working on this past month. 

In my last video I had shown some quilting projects I wanted to get done before Halloween. 

I did finished the top Tape Measure. 

I really like how it turned out. I plan on quilting it myself on the machine. 

And right now I’m working on the table runners for my daughters. They were here to help me after the surgery and I was thinking I would work on them while they were here but that didn’t happen. 

This is what I have completed so far.  

I was working on the star blocks and found the the directions are incorrect and had to fudge some. 

The other project was a test knit I did. The socks turned out so cute. 

The pattern is called Louie and Prim Cat Socks by razzafrogie. 

You can get the pattern on Ravelry, it’s a paid pattern.

It was an easy pattern and the cat and paws are stitched on after you finished knitting by doing what’s called a duplicate stitch. 

I’ll be making some more for Christmas gifts 

I have more but I’ll save it for next time



  1. Love those socks, they will make great gifts, lucky recipients.

  2. Love your Tape Measure quilt, the table runner is going to be so cute and those socks are fantastic! You are definitely making good use of your time!

  3. HI Kat! Scaredy Cat THis and THat has wonderful fabrics. Your selection is better than the original!

    Tape Measure is a wonderful Halloween colored quilt! You found the perfect arrangement of the blocks as well!


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