Posts Tagged ‘quilt’

The Quilt

August 14, 2012

I am so glad that I decided to go my way with this one.  It’s been fun figuring out how much of each color I would need for each section. 

I finished the main part, but yellow seemed to be the color I needed for the borders.  I didn’t find any in my stash so I went internet shopping.  I bought one yard each of three different yellows that I thought would work.  I laid each one over the quilt and they all work.  Happy dance.


I picked the pale one for the borders.  But, I haven’t been able to work on it as much as I would like.

What do you do when your cat looks up at you and smiles?

No Ornaments on Our Christmas Tree

December 14, 2009

I’ve decided hat I don’t need them.  Why do I need them?  I’ve got three little girls to decorate it.  And they are not breakable.  Cora is very good at picking the ornaments off and carrying them off to parts unknown.  I am also very afraid that she will do it to one that is very special to me.

It has been raining all day.  It’s only n the mid-fifties, but I am chilled to the bone.  It really sucks.  No wonder I’m in a bad mood.  I have finished the machine sewing.  I even made hangers of it.  Hopefully, I’ll get the hand sewing accomplished in the next day or two.  The babes are sleeping now, so perhaps I can get a lot of it finished tonight.  The baby sweater is finished except for the snaps and buttons.  I haven’t made up my mind yet.


October 30, 2009

102409 019It was only in the mid fifties when we went for our walk today.  I guess Autumn is finally here.  Can Winter be far behind?  At least I have plenty of warm socks.  I was looking at my sock yarn this morning, trying to decide which one to use next.  I have also been looking at shawl patterns to use the lace weight  yarn I bought at Knitter’s Nest.  It was hard to drag myself  back to the baby socks.  I finished one sock of the third pair of baby socks.  I finished cutting all the pieces for the small quilt and started sewing.  Can I get any more boring?102809 007


September 20, 2008

I tried to come with something better, but nothing materialized.  It’s been good sleeping weather.  Elvis is back to sleeping with us and now Zippo has joined him.  Maude prefers the dirty clothes basket.  She likes my quilt for naps.  Speaking of quilts, mine is almost finished.  Part six and five are done and were fun to do.  I have started on part seven.  If I can co-ordinate with Maude, I should finish it a few days.

Zippo’s summer bed

I Almost Put on Long Pants

September 17, 2008

But I managed to suppress the urge.  I did opt for a long sleeve shirt after our walk this morning.  We had some rain, but we had to turn on the sprinklers when the tide came up.  I jumped to part six on my quilt plan.  It’s definitely more fun than part five.  I”ll get back to it after part six.  Then, it’s on to the binding.  I should also make a label.  I’ve got two I made up for other stuff so maybe I’ll just have to change the date. 

The gloves are growing a finger.  I am really getting good at fixing errors, but those tiny stitches are making me crazy.  A dropped stitch can get lost quickly.  I’m glad I mentioned the changes on the first glove in this blog.  It helps.  I’d like to knit faster.  I can’t get any speed with these tiny needles.  At times, I feel like I have been knitting a whole sweater. 

That’s Much Better

September 16, 2008

It is so much nicer outside today.  We went for a really long walk.  I’m looking forward to sleeping with the windows open tonight.  Mary is getting braver and I got some nice shots of her this morning.

I sat out back for a while this afternoon and knitted.  I’m just about ready to start the fingers.  i will be glad when these are done and I can go on to something else.

I laid my quilt to get a better look at it and decided that it doesn’t look bad at all.  I didn’t work on it today.  Too nice outside.

Too Humid to do Anything Outside

September 15, 2008

I worked a long time on my quilt, probably too much.  The last lines don’t look good and I may take them out and do something different.  I did finish part three and I decided that part four was unnecessary.  I started on part five, but I should not have.  I was getting tired and it’s messy.  Maude, however, does agree that I should have stopped earlier.  She would have had more time to sleep.

Mary was out for a while this afternoon.

I knit for a while this evening, but it doesn’t look too good either.

My Feet are Cold

September 11, 2008

The temperature drops below eighty and my feet get cold.  I could have put on a pair of my wool socks, but I was being lazy and I went with closed toe shoes.  I don’t think it went much above seventy today.  I had to put on a long sleeved shirt when we went to the supermarket.  I’m still running around in shorts though.  I really shouldn’t.  I have arthritis in both knees.

I worked on my quilt for a little while today.  I’m about three quarters of the way through part two.  I got some quilt stuff in the mail today.  The book looked interesting and I have two little projects to work on when it’s too cold to go out and play.





I started the dreaded thumb gusset on my gloves.

Quilting Along

September 10, 2008

We had quite a bit of rain this afternoon.  Is this rainstorm  the remnants of a hurricane also?  This one came rather quickly.  I was sitting out back, happily knitting, when it started to pour.  I have almost finished the contrast band and then it’s on to the dreaded thumb gusset.

I couldn’t decide where to begin on my quilt.  I laid it out flat so that I could get a good overall look at it.  All those diagonal blocks were a bit daunting.  After looking at it for a while, I came up with a plan.  It consists of seven parts.  The main design  is part one through four.  I finished part one last night.  It was the hardest and the most confusing.  I had to stop several times to get my bearings.  Currently, I am half way through part two and it’s easier than part one.  Part three will take a little longer, but should not be as confusing as part one.  Part four should be a piece of cake.  Part five is the inner border.  Part six is the other border which is all half squares and will probably take more time than the inner border.  Part seven is the final binding which will also drive me crazy.

I am sorry for forgetting to include a picture of Mary yesterday.  Thanks Christine.

Only a Few Lines

August 19, 2008

It’s much hotter today.  We put the air conditioning on shortly after getting up this morning.  We took Gus down to the river and walked back through the woods in an effort to keep out of the sun.  I only did a few rows of knitting as it was too hot to sit outside until evening.  I did, however, work on my quilt back.  I may be able to put it together in a few days.  Don’t hold your breath.  That’s about it for today.

Cat Bed

Cat Bed