With a baby shower fast approaching and not enough time to hand knit a baby blanket, I set up the knitting machine. Being that one of my goals for this year is to become more proficient with this machine, I thought it was an appropriate thing to be doing (that and my lack of time.… Continue reading Work Basket – Lavender & Grey baby blanket
Many years ago, DW's momma crocheted me a beautiful blanket in purple/lavender/pink yarn. As soon as Pixie saw it, She KNEW it was for her. I don't want to give human emotions to a dog however, her face visibly changed expression when she saw this blanket. For awhile I maintained a brave front in the… Continue reading Make-do & Mend Monday – My/Pixie’s blanket
While on the 2019 summer motorcycle trip, we stopped at Ocean Waves Quilts in Eureka, California. Travelling by motorcycle doesn't leave much room for impulse purchases. One that I made room for was the Cactus Wall hanging project. The other was two fabric panels by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman fabrics. One panel had four friends… Continue reading Workbasket – Friendship Dollies
This year has a theme of sustainability. Thus hitting two of my buttons! 😀 Below are this year's challenges. If you want to know more about it or want to join along in the fun, here is the link. This year is a little different than in the past. Although the challenges are "assigned" a… Continue reading The Historical Sew Monthly 2020 Challenges
I love-love the look of white on white embroidery and quilting. For our knitting group Christmas gift exchange I wanted to try my hand at Boutis quilting and thought lavender sachets would be the perfect small project to try. The first time seeing Boutis quilting was the Tristan and Isolde quilt. Then I saw the… Continue reading Workbasket – Boutis Sachets
In the holiday craziness it is easy to think only on the projects that didn't make the list or weren't finished. While I may enjoy the challenge (trust me, it usually is some sort of challenge), my loved ones don't enjoy being in second place to projects during the holiday crafting season. Besides, the year… Continue reading A Look back on 2019
Last year was a bust for me getting any of the challenges done. This year the challenges have a theme of sustainability. Kinda my jam lately... I don't see that The Dreamstress has posted them on her site yet. Here is a link to the blogLoose Threads: Yet Another Costuming Blog with the challenges for… Continue reading Historical Sew Monthly 2020!!