Monday, July 28, 2014


It's been DONE for a little while.  Ok - a couple of weeks, in fact, it was finished right before we left on our family vacation.

I had to hold off on the "TA-DAH" because it was a wedding gift for Kid#2.  Sometimes she reads this blog and I wanted the quilt to be a surprise.  A quilt wouldn't have been a surprise - getting a wedding quilt from your mother, the quilter - probably not a big surprise.  But which quilt, was the surprise.

The fabrics are all hand dyed by me.  The pattern - a freebie from Moda Bake Shop.  I knew when I saw the pattern it would be perfect for these fabrics that have sat in my shelf for a couple of years.

Sorry for the poor quality photo but nighttime/iPhone = not great.

All the love I could stitch into this quilt has been passed on to this new family.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Road Trip

Car travel is great knitting time. I stitched and napped on the way sourh. I knitted and napped in the way home (north), and blogged - anything to pass the time. 

I made great progress on a new sock. Started in the car at 10:00. This is a progress shot at 5:45. 

How fun is this yarn!  It's called "sea Turtles".  Hand dyed on the Outer Banks at a great shop. 

The shop has a really nice spot for sitting and knitting, or as my Cute Husband found - a great spot for sitting and looking at Facebook while I shopped. 

Car knitting is easy with my handy Traveling Dizzy Lizzy. Can you see it hanging from my wrist?

The yarn spins off as I knit - no tangling and rolling away. 

My new son-in-law makes them - so very handy!

Yes - they are for sale! Not a paid advertisment but I do have an affiliation.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Vacation

Outer Banks, NC ... more specifically - Kill Devil Hill. There are 13 (6 kids, ages 6-14) of us staying in this house - with LOTS of bathrooms. 5 more adults in our family staying down the road. 

Right now - I'm the only one awake and enjoying a little peaceful stitching time. And a little chat with you. 

Good Morning

Friday, July 18, 2014

1 more DONE

Almost forgot about this ...
My first Custom Fit sweater - DONE!  Using Amy Herzog's Custom Fit techniques, this sweater pattern was generated using MY measurements and MY swatch.  Pick ANY yarn you want, swatch it, enter in the info and ~~~ presto ~~~ a perfect pattern.

More - done Done DONE

It's always a good day when it's a DONE day!

A little done is good too - a cute, cuddly flannel quilt ... the top is done.

My friend Starlyn's quilt - Science Fair - is quilted.  The zig-zag border is awaiting her very fine binding skills.

The big DONE ... Winter Birds, a Nancy Halvorsen pattern.  I just love this wall hanging.

Winter Birds hanging in my summer garden.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Finish And A Start

Someday I will not have MANY projects in MANY stages of completion.  Someday - but not today ... maybe never!

A start ... quick and easy wall hanging - Winter Birds, from a Nancy Halvorsen book.  It still needs some machine appliqué and of course some quilting and binding.  I love the birds, the pop of color is perfect.

And ... a finish!
It's called Steeplechase from Essential Gems.  A nice couch quilt size with a really soft fleece backing.  Where is it going?  It will be on display at Spring Water Designs for as long as we have the fabric available.  Then?  Perhaps a Christmas gift for a certain Steelers-obsessed grandie.

The patterns, book and fabric is all available at Spring Water Designs - visit the shop or stay in your jammie's and order online!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Big One

This beautiful Dresden Plate quilt was pieced by Sharon.  I quilted it.  It's a big one.