Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I sewed! Surprised? I must admit I am a little. I made two potholders.

I followed the pattern except I used two layers of cotton batting instead of just one. Then it has the one layer of Insul-Bright. I've been burned by potholders that didn't have enough batting before and don't want that to happen again.

The pattern is called patchwork potholders by Linda Permann. It's in Volume 10 of Sew Simple. I don't know the name of the fabric. It's just some scraps I had.

P.S. It's SNOWING! The first snow of the season!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another scarf

It's knitted on a loom. This is my favorite scarf I've made. I don't think I'll be making any more scarfs for a while. It's time to try making something else.

Edited to add the yarn is Serenity Chunky Weight by Deborah Norville. The color is Spring.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stinker's Quilt

I made this quilt in 2007. The pinwheels are the leftover corners from flying geese. They were too big to just throw away so I sewed them together. And this is what I ended up with. It's all Thimbleberries fabrics.

I had named the quilt "mini pinwheels" but I call it Stinker's Quilt. After I had made it but before I sewed the label on. I sprained my calf(ouch). And spent 7 weeks on crutches:( I was laying on my bed watching tv sewing the label on. When I finished, I laid the quilt beside me. Before I could yell for someone to come get it and the needle and thread Stinker was laying on top of it! While I couldn't walk when I was in bed she laying right beside me on her quilt. So I changed the name so now the label is wrong.

These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago. When we turned the furnace on it didn't work and it was chilly inside for a couple of days. Normally Stinker doesn't like to be covered up.

She finally got warm. And our furnace got fixed.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Tooth

Remember my abscessed tooth? I don't have it anymore. It swelled up And started hurting this week. Also I didn't feel well. I was able to get into the dentist yesterday. And he pulled it! I spent yesterday curled up watching movies. Today Half of my face is swelled up. I fell a lot better than I have in a long time.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I QUIT!! Or  give up depending on how you look it. I think knitting with needles is way too hard. And I'm not finding it to be fun. Life's just too short to have a hobby that's not fun.

This is the first scarf that I knitted on needles. I did it all by myself. I was so proud!

This is the second and last scarf I knitted. I had so much trouble with it my Mom ended up knitting most of it.

I did start another scarf. Remember the purple scarf? Before I could force myself to start over on it my Mom had started and finished it.

I'm going to keep loom knitting I like it and think it's fun.