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Workbasket – Friendship Dollies

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

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Workbasket – Boutis Sachets

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

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Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake

Christmas for crafters begins much earlier than Dec. 6th (St. Nicholas' Day). I looked back in my project notebook to see when I actually started this year's Christmas sweaters for the grandsons.  I had neglected to even mention the project on the index page.  On the actual project page, I see 11/20/2019 as the start… Continue reading Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake

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Workbasket – Christmas Sweaters Done

Right up to the last day too!  DW was at work, so I finally had time to work on his Christmas blanket.  He'd mentioned that he would like a larger sofa blanket than the one previously.  Because of the size of the blanket, I had to lay it out in the living room. The only… Continue reading Workbasket – Christmas Sweaters Done

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Weekly Workbasket – getting my money’s worth from my yarn (100th post)

I managed to remember to take photos of the yarn that is used in the creation of the little Christmas Sweaters. On my lunch break, I had finished the front of the little red sweater.  The whole time I was knitting it, I kept catching myself reading the wrong measurements.  I should be using the… Continue reading Weekly Workbasket – getting my money’s worth from my yarn (100th post)

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Workbasket – Christmas Knitting has begun

A couple of years ago I made some Christmas sweaters (sweaters that I give as gifts at Christmas time, not the awful "ugly sweaters" that it is popular to wear to Christmas parties) for the grandsons.  I used the pattern from this book:   They were made from a lovely heather-blue washable yarn with an… Continue reading Workbasket – Christmas Knitting has begun

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Workbasket – Maid to Man

I have been busy, as I am sure you have been also.  There has been work, running, eating out, schoolwork, family, friends, teaching, puppies, yard work, etc. In between all of that life, I have found time for a few little projects.  Hopefully soon there will be more time for sewing room fun time, being… Continue reading Workbasket – Maid to Man