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!

Thursday, April 4, 2019


Feeling a lot better this week and just in time because Spring is trying to arrive. A few things are coming up here and there in the garden. We've also seen lots of birds, especially robins!
I have a very small collection of Liberty of London fat quarters and scraps that I've used sparingly. I've used scraps in a few small bags and small coiled rope bowls as well. There is a Liberty Kantha stitch along on Instagram and I've decided to join. You can make whatever you like, so I'm starting with a small piece that could become anything. I started by hand piecing a few scraps.

But of course since I had the scraps out I had to make a few small coiled rope bowls.

This is my first time doing Kantha stitching. I'm thinking I just could get addicted, I really love hand stitching.😀

Saturday, March 30, 2019


Well March didn't start out so bad, I had lots of plans! I had some quilt ideas rolling around in my head, table runner ideas and of course bowls.
So I pulled out my green scraps because the RSC19 color is green. I really like green, especially lime, chartreuse. I made this little pincushion. The pattern is from Carrie Nelson's book Pin Pals.

After completing this little pinnie it was all down hill. The hubby got sick and I'm sure you understand the "man cold" thing. So needless to say I didn't get a lot more finished. I did get to work on one more of my big ideas though before I came down with whatever this crud is that's going around. I made a multicolored rope tote bag.

I enjoyed making this tote. It's actually the second tote I've made. The first one was much larger, I used approx. 180 yards of rope. On this smaller one I used about 84 yards and many, many batik strips!
This week I've been trying to get over the last of this illness, I still have a bit of a cough but I was able to add a few rows to this shawl.

I'm excited to see what the color will be for April. Go check out Angela and the other RSC19 makers

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Too Busy To Blog

I know I said I was going to do better this year but the month of February has been so busy it's been hard to find time to blog.
First like many people I'm getting some cleanup, fix up, paint up ideas together. Dining, laundry and kitchen are on the list and these will be mostly cosmetic changes. Paint for the laundry room, new lighting for the kitchen and new lighting and storage for the dining room. When my daughter was young our family computer was placed in a corner in the dining room so we could keep an eye on what she was doing. Well she is 26 years old now and it's time for new storage for glasses, stemware and dishes.
In other news I joined a swap on IG it was a small swap just 6 of us called A Handmade Home. This is what my partner made for me.

Pot holders, including one skillet handle holder.

This is what I made for my partner who said her room was gray, white, blue/aqua

A batik table runner and bowl. I also made a little bag for her young daughter.

Of course I've made a few more bowls,

And I've also made my second favorite thing bags

 The first one is a crochet/knitting project bag made with pink and white poppy fabric.

 The second on is made with a cat print quilting fabric and gray Essex linen.

And the last is my favorite because I love denim anything! Orange floral print and denim drawstring crochet/knitting project bag.
Today I'm hoping to work with my yellow scraps as tomorrow is March 1st and a new color will be chosen for The Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Judging by the weather forecast I'll have time to finish up with my yellow scraps tomorrow as well, snow is on the way again!! ⛄⛄⛄

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Scrap Happy

I was supposed to do this post on Saturday, but I just didn't ave time to get to it! The weather has been icky but it's perfect for quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting and all the other crafts, like cooking.

The February Rainbow Scrap Challenge color is Yellow! Ha, I don't have a lot.

I made 3 crumb blocks. Next I think I'll make a few 9 patch blocks and maybe 4 improv log cabin blocks like the red ones from January.

I really appreciate all the support for my rope bowls! I can't tell you how much I love making them! Here are a few new ones

In the evenings I'm still doing a bit of crochet.

I can't tell you how many times I have started a pair of crochet socks and gave up, maybe 8 or 9 times or more. This is the best pattern I found so far. It seems that most crochet sock patterns are made like slippers. I want to wear mine inside my shoes, so lumpy, bumpy socks aren't going to work for me. Not so crazy about the yarn, it's got lots of neon going on. I guess it's better for a socks than a shawl. 😆

I'm linking up with RSC 19. Go see what cool items everyone else is making with yellow scraps.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Busy, Busy, Busy

I've been so busy lately sewing, quilting and crocheting. I've worked on bowls, trivets and coasters and I'm in the process of testing a crochet hat pattern for a Ravelry designer.

Here are some of my finishes

This bowl has been purchased thanks to Wanda at Exuberant Color who purchased a project bag and a bowl from me and did a wonderful blog post about her purchases. After her post I had lots of bowl sales! Thank you so much Wanda!!

Here is a bowl/basket in progress. I'm not really sure where this is headed so stay tuned.

My evening project is this shawl. I'm using a yarn with the most lovely colors.

My friend loved her surprise mini and trivets. She hadn't read my blog so the surprise wasn't spoiled. 😃

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Scrap Happy

Wow, what a busy week! Starting with the winter storm that wasn't. I was prepared to spend many hours working on WIPs and new projects. Although the storm didn't arrive I still spent my time being a maker.
I made these trivets for my Etsy shop

I realized I only had 4 trivets left so it was time for more.

I also finished a batik coiled rope bowl for my shop.
My evening crochet project was a test for Tearsa Thomas @love4yarnbytearsa. It's a shawl of course. This pattern is available on Ravelry for free. It's called Simple Cozy Triangle Shawl. Mine is made with Knit Picks Chroma twist fingering.

I also worked on a package of goodies for my friend and since she doesn't usually check my blog (I don't think) here they are.

I made the little quilt to use as a topper on her tea cart with 2 matching trivets. I hope she likes them!
My second favorite thing to make are bags, so I made these for the shop.

And I actually did work on a few red scrap thingys.
I finished the heart mug rug

and I started making coin strips which could become a table runner.

 I'm linking up with Angela at So Scrappy for RSC19. Go check out all the wonderful red scrappy goodness going on this month!