Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Am ready for this..
and some of this...
and some of this!
I know, its only February 25th, but still I am wishing that spring would arrive. We never really had any significant snowfall, so ok, time for warmer weather.

Ash Wednesday folks...a time for those Christians to re-evaluate things and use the next few weeks trying to better ourselves. Some of us give up certain things, like drinking or sweets. Other people feel that "giving up" something doesn't really help them spiritually and they are in the group that is pro-active; these folks DO something additional...maybe its an extra prayer every day, or going to Church more than once a week, or making a concerted effort to help a neighbor. Whichever method suits you, I wish you all a blessed Lent, filled with quiet, peace and new discoveries.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy almost St. Valentine's Day! I hope all is well with everyone. As usual, my week was chock full of, hum, let's see: 7th grade science fair, Navy Women's lacrosse (season opener tonight!), play rehearsal, work, grocery store, and of course most important, Knitting! I finished two different hats and in my excitement to get them to their owners, I neglected to take a picture...worthless, I am completely worthless.

Jayne..thanks for the comments. I LOVE AMY SINGER! I have several of her patterns. Can you send me the link to that yarn shop? Maybe I can get some of my "yarnies" to come up there!

Friday, February 06, 2009

So what happens when a quilter crosses over to become a knitter....ALOT OF UNFINISHED PROJECTS. These beautiful things get stuffed in trunks, in drawers, anywhere really, never to be heard from again, until one day you think...hummm, where is that applique quilt I started 10 years ago, and you go looking for it. And you find it, and you pull it out and you think "wow, this is really beautiful, why did I stop working on it?" You mull over the fact that quite possibly you have adult A.D.D. You admire the unfinished project, you take pictures of it to post on your blog...anxiously awaiting any cyber-validation you may receive..."oh you should finish" or "look at beautiful". And then what do you do? Well, you stuff it all back into the trunk, the drawers, etc. until the next time you decide to take a trip down unfinished business memory lane. Its all very Zen I tell you.
I remember the teacher (this was done in a Baltimore applique class) criticizing my choice of purple and green as a color combination...I loved it then, and I love it now. So there!

The next few are from an Anniversary quilt of the month I is all done by hand and I love the colors. I really should finish this one.

A kaleidescope quilt...all paper piecing. Each block has about 96-100 individual pieces in it...yeah, I know. I got this at a wonderful quilt shop in Hays, Kansas while on a cross country trip back in 1998!

Anyway, I got a great email from Kay of Mason Dixon knitting (love them!) and it prompted me to go on this little treasure hunt. Wonder what tomorrow will bring.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Some finished objects:
An angora and cashmere baby bonnet. Knit "old school" style...for my sister's neighbor. I didn't even know her, but took advantage of an opportunity to try my hand at this hat. It is just gorgeous. The pink accents are crochet chains formed into flower petals.
Another pic:
Our school insignia is the fleur de lis. I knit this on the Florida trip. I kinda made it up as I went along. The fleur de lis was knit separate in one piece then appliqued on. This was knit with Misti Aplaca.