Wednesday, November 3, 2021

 Hope you all had a great Halloween! Looks like there was lots of fun in my neighborhood! 


I can’t believe that it’s November. This year went awfully fast! As I’m looking to gear up for holiday sewing, here’s a look at what I completed in October.


Lots of items for the shop and of course some evening crochet. The crochet project was a pattern test for a crochet and knitting designer. It’s a shawl which is made with lightweight cotton fingering so it’s more like a scarf. I love the end result.

Along with my holiday sewing I’m hoping to finish a few WIPs. Quilting and crochet WIPs are piling up! 😆

Have a great week and create something you love!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

 It’s been a very long time. I kept telling myself you need to get back to your blog. Of course every day I went down the rabbit hole following other things. I’m really hoping to do better. I’ve never liked Facebook which I only have because of my Etsy shop and I really don’t like all the changes on Instagram. I have always been the “sit quietly and enjoy the pictures” type. All of the in you face, jumping around and music postings on Instagram have really turned me off. Eh, probably just too old to find that stuff interesting. 

I’ve been doing lots of reading and watching shows on PBS. On the sewing front, I’m still completely hooked on coiled rope. I’ve made giant trivets.

I’ve made lots of multicolored items.
Many, many, many bowls/baskets.
I’ve also actually done a bit of quilting recently.
It’s a typical Autumn day in beautiful Hatfield Pa. I plan to make cookies, watch football and crochet.
I hope you enjoy your day!



Tuesday, August 18, 2020

A Little Cooler

We've had a break in the high 90 degree temps. It makes me so happy to be able to got out and weed the garden and tend the tomatoes. It's been so bad I haven't even been able to sit out on the patio with my hand stitching.
Last week I pulled some scraps from the bins and made a few scrappy mug rugs. These are all made with hand stitched stripe binding.



I've also started a new evening crochet project and of course I'm going my own way and not following the pattern. 😊




And as usual I made one coiled rope bowl last week.


This week I've made a few new masks and I'd like to work on some bags. Also I had a request for more multicolored coiled rope trivets so I guess those are on the list as well.
What will you make this week?


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Just Here

I'm still here! We were lucky we just had a little flooding and no damage from hurricane Isaias. I think we must be sitting a bit higher than our neighbors. On either side of us it looked like lake front property.
Not a lot of anything is getting done around here. I think the Covid blues are finally catching up with me. Here are the last bowls I made about two weeks ago.






I did play with a few scraps. This could become a Halloween table runner or not.




And I also sewed this batik jellyroll into two table runners so I don't have to keep moving it from place to place in my sewing room.


I hope you have a great weekend, enjoy!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

More Coiled Rope

Not a lot of sewing was done this week. It was just one of those weeks where I just wasn't feeling inspired. Although by Thursday my sew jo was coming back.
I did add a few blocks to my ongoing economy block quilt last Saturday.


So I've finished 24 blocks and I have many, many more to go.
I did make a few epp apple core pieces with Liberty lawn.


On Saturday I finished my evening crochet project which was a test for a Ravelry designer. It still needs to be blocked. The pattern has been published, it's Vintage Modern. It's 50% off until Aug. 1st


And of course I made bowls on Thursday and Friday.




The Beanie bowl was a custom order. The others are in my shop.
We are expecting extremely high temps for the next six days. As I won't be leaving the house, I should get lots of sewing done!!

I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hazy Summer Days!

My hubby has been on vacation this week and doing lots of yard work. I've been busy this week finishing up a custom order of coiled rope bowls.




I'm starting a Liberty EPP scrap project which will be mostly hand stitched. It's part of the "Liberty scrap challenge" on Instagram sponsored by Ave and Neve.



 I started 2 scrap quilts before Covid that I was hoping would be ongoing for the year. They have both been on hold for a bit while I made masks. I have a ton of scraps, I'm just trying to make a bit of a dent in the pile!


 


I hope to be able to show some progress on these quilts and finish the crochet test I'm working on so I can start a new shawl next week.

I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Enjoy your weekend!!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

It's Summer in Hatfield Pa.

It's beginning to get hot here in beautiful Hatfield Pa. I don't do hot, never did! Although I do like my flowers so that requires me to be out in the heat from time to time. Lots of things are blooming right now. Do you have a favorite flower?


I've made a few red, white and blue items for my shop this year. Most of them sold, with the bowls going first.






I'm still crocheting in the evenings. Right now I'm testing a shawl for a Ravelry designer. I'm also trying to learn Tunisian crochet. Hopefully an old dog can learn new tricks!



Have a great weekend!! 🎆

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Hello

It's been so long since I've written a blog post it's hard to tell where to start.
I turned 65 in January and some days I feel 85! Everyday I tell myself I should get back to blogging regularly, I don't miss writing them so much but I do miss reading them. So today I'm determined to do better.
I've made over 300 face masks since March. My county in Pa. has been shut down longer than any other. This is the one mask I made for myself.




Besides making masks I'm still really crazy about the coiled rope items I've been making.



The multicolored batiks are the most popular and they are the ones I enjoy making the most. Lots of color, lots of scraps.
Since the weather has changed of course I've been doing lots of gardening. Many of my pots have started to bloom. I'll get some photos and try to post those later.

Hopefully, I'll stick to posting at least once a week. Maybe I need a kick in the pants!😁
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

It's Been a Month!

I can't believe it's been over a moth since I posted. I'm still dealing with the problems of a senior cat and actually a senior me! Had a visit to the orthopedist and discovered my knee problem is the dreaded osteoarthritis. Ugh, so the knee was drained and I got a cortisone shot. Never really had any pain but the swelling is down so much I can actually been my knee!
I've finished my kantha stitched piece and won a giveaway associated with it. The giveaway prize is a Liberty lawn package. I've decided to turn my piece into a bag.

As usual I've made many bowls this past month.







I've also worked on my donation quilt for Hands2Help.


I will be working on getting this quilted by this weekend as I needs to ship soon.

I also worked on a couple of my scrap WIPs



Okay, back to work and I sure hope it's not another month before I get to post again!