Thursday, June 30, 2016

This little garden stepping stone was made for me by Iris (age 7) with assistance by Papa (Merwin). I purchased the kit at Michael's around Mother's Day and saved it for her to make when she visited in JJune/July. I wasn't involved in the design at all. I wanted it to be her own creation. I was weeding around it yesterday and realized that I hadn't taken a picture of it. I think it's the sweetest!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Leslie picked the fabrics for this "Blue-Bear-ies quilt. I worked on it from September of 2014 till mid-June 2016. The pillow shams are hand quilted. I had originally intended to hand quilt the quilt also, but I ended up using a long arm that I rented at a local quilt shop. My first long arm quilting experience. 

A birthday card for a friend. This chart was a freebie from Maria Diaz. I have many of her free charts which are delightful.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

It seems like my crafting inspiration for gifts often comes at the last minute. I usually make a little something for a friend for her birthday, but didn't have any good ideas this year until we went camping together. I discovered that she does not have a cozy for her French Press coffee maker to keep it hot. I used the one that came with my Fr. Press to make one for her.  It's intended for her to keep in her travel trailer, thus the themed fabric. It is quilted with insulating fabric between the layers. Her birthday is on the 10th, so not totally last minute.
I'm currently in between knitting projects, having finished up this little tribble (scrubbie) and a baby afghan.

These little tribbles are fun to make using up odds and ends of cotton yarn. A little simple knit item to do in between larger projects. They make nice  tuck-in gifts, and hostess gifts.

The afghan is intended for donation to Project Linus. Do you see the little hearts made with the knit stitch? For this afghan I cast on 142 stitches of Bernat Softee Baby with size 6 needles and used 1+ skeins of yarn.