Friday, February 10, 2017


You knew right after I said we hadn't had any snow we'd get snow!
On Thursday we got about 3" of snow. Although according to the weather forecasters we were supposed to get 6-12". My husband finally got to use his new snow blower and he actually liked it.

Since it was a snow day, I decided to spend my whole day in my sewing room. I made a couple of yarn project bags.

I made this one with Burly Beavers from Robert Kaufman.

This one is made with Mini Llamas by Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman.

I also worked on a small batik table runner.

I used Bento blocks. It just needs a small maybe 1" border and some quilting.

I'll probably spend the weekend crocheting. I need to finish a test shawl and we won't talk about the WIPs!😬

Monday, February 6, 2017

Making on Monday

It's a sunny day in beautiful Hatfield Pa. We haven't seen a lot of sun lately so I'm happy to have it today. You know we haven't had any snow to speak of either, this has been a strange winter.

Today I'm finishing up another multi color scrap bowl for my Etsy shop. I thought I'd use lots of scraps making these balls and I am, but the scrap pile is not getting any smaller. 😭

While the clips and pins do their work I'm going to focus on this stack of fabrics. They will all become project bags in the near future. Hopefully by the end of the week.

I'm linking this post to Live Laugh Quilt

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Slow Week

I've been doing lots of this and that this week and I don't see much getting accomplished.  I've put away a few fabric stacks, also a few yarn stacks.
 I made one zippered pouch and started another that I had to put on hold because I didn't have the perfect red zipper.
 I did find a faux fur pom pom for the hat I just finished.

 Lastly I played with a few scraps. These are very small 1" tumblers. As you can see I am the person who thinks no scrap is too small! I am planning to use these in special gift I will be shipping out this week.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bad Weather Outside = Creativity Inside

It's been stay in and create weather here in Hatfield this week, so that's what I'm doing. I have finished 2 crochet/knitting project bags and have a few more ready to sew today.

I'm planning to work on a few scrappy things soon. Although lots of scraps have been used making bowls and trivets, scraps are never ending here so I have lots more. I've been browsing Amanda Jean Nyberg's book Sunday Morning Quilts for inspiration. I'm certain the first quilt will be an everything goes quilt. After that maybe I'll do a few controlled color scrap quilts. Really it's what ever gets the most scraps used.

My evening crochet project is the Pomelo Shawl. It's a free pattern from Cascade yarns.

I'm using 4 different colors of  Knit Picks Palette to create this shawl. I sure hope it works as I imagine it. LOL

Do you have a resolution to use your scraps this year? Tell me what patterns you plan to use.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I Get A Do Over!

It's a new year and we all get a do over! I really need one. I start every January off saying I'm going to blog more regularly. Ha, never happens! Maybe this will be the year.....
Like lots of you I've gathered my UFO's made a list and plan to finally get them finished. I have 3 to finish this month.

I've already finished one.
It's now in my Etsy shop, so only 2 to go.

Today I'm working on crochet and knitting project bags using a couple of sheep prints paired with a very dark gray cotton.

I still spend my evenings crocheting. Here are a few recent finishes.

And the coiled rope passion has not died! I'm still loving everything coiled rope!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Beautiful Weather

We've had some pretty nice weather the past few days. Although the flowers, trees and gardens needed the rain I'm real happy to see a little sunshine. The weather cleared up enough for my DH to put up the new mailbox. Ours was a victim of the snowplow in the only real storm we had this past winter.
I was able to get a few pictures on the lawn of the coiled rope rug I just finished.
I loved the finished rug so much I made a bowl like it which is in my Etsy shop.
I've used lots of scraps making these two items but let me tell you it didn't even put a dent in the scrap pile!
Today I will being finishing up this black, white and gray table runner. I made it with the leftovers of a charm pack from Connecting Threads and a few black and white prints from my collection.
This evening while I watch my struggling Phillies play I plan to work on this test shawl for a designer on Ravelry. I'm using Knit Picks Comfy fingering yarn.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy Holiday Weekend!

I haven't posted in a while, again. I've been very busy making so I'm using that as my excuse.
I've tested some crochet patterns (doing one now). I've completed a few shawls, some project bags, a few custom bags and of course some bowls.
Today I'm here to share my quilt for Hands2Help. I'm so very happy to be participating this year as I missed the cut off last year. I chose fabrics that reminded me of Spring and I really hope this quilt makes someone happy.

Here are a few of my other makes this Spring.

You may remember a while back I introduced you to my new then Etsy group, The Hot Bobbin. Well we now have a blog, so I if you have time go take a look here.

And I can't leave without sharing some new bowls.

I'm linking this post with Hands2Help. Go see all the beautiful quilts being donated.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Making Things

Although I should be finishing up my 3rd WIP of the year I've actually only finished 1 1/2! (yes I'm still making coiled rope bowls)
The quilt top I finally finished is from 2011. I remember when I put it away it just wasn't coming out like I'd envisioned it. When I took it out to work on it last week I decided to just nix the solids I was going to use and make it a small table topper.

I also started a new table runner with one of my all time favorite color combinations, coral and khaki. These fabrics are from Riley Blake.

On the crochet front, I've finished Lady Rosamund and Give Into Fall. Both of these shawls just need to be blocked.

And of course here are the bowls!

After missing the sign up date last year for Hands 2 Help I was sure not to do the same thing this year. If you are interested click the icon on the right side of the page at the top.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Waiting for Spring

Although it really hasn't been a bad winter here in the north east, we are expecting a snow storm this evening. Actually the weather has been a bit strange. By next Wednesday it will be in the 70's! Gotta love that El Nino! So I've been doing my best to bring Spring to my sewing room with all of those gorgeous colors I love!

This week I'm finishing up a rainbow mini for my swap partner on IG.

I used this Laura Gunn Painter's Canvas fabric I won in an Instagram giveaway. It's paired with my favorite moda muslin that I buy by the bolt. It's taken me a while to come up with an idea for quilting this, but today is the day.
On the crochet front, I have 4 rows to go on my Lady Rosamund. Of course I already have a crochet along project ready and waiting when Rosamund is done.

And I couldn't end this post without showing the latest coiled rope bowls.

I'm not addicted to them or anything.........