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Workbasket – Layette Done!

This last weekend I had a couple of hours to work in my sewing room.  I was almost at a loss for what project to work on, then I remembered that last time I straightened up the room I put many unfinished projects (UFO's) into one location.  I hurried over and opened it up. This… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette Done!

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Workbasket – Layette & Succulent Wall Hanging

The layette project is almost at an end. Being that I had started this project as a gift for someone else, but it was no longer needed, I hadn't initially had a hard "finish by" date.  When DC had mentioned that she'd like it for a baby shower gift, I had to speed things up… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette & Succulent Wall Hanging

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Workbasket – Layette progress and a new project

Now that I have finally finished DW's birthday quilt (from last year), I gave myself permission to start a new project.  I can share it with you here, because MIL & FIL both don't FB and/or read this blog.  So, knitting ladies, don't spill the beans! While on summer motorcycle trip, I snuck in a… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette progress and a new project

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DW’s Birthday Quilt – Many years, and three homes, in the making of…

This project has only been in the works for approximately 5 years.  It might be longer, but that is all I am willing to admit to.  By "in the works" I mean that I actually cut out the t-shirts, Freychecked the edges, order the how-to book and the templates for making the quilt.  Until now,… Continue reading DW’s Birthday Quilt – Many years, and three homes, in the making of…

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Weekly Workbasket – Progress on Easter Sweaters

Last you heard the, very late, Easter sweaters had been stolen and then returned.  I might have mentioned that I had got to looking at the larger of the two sweaters and it was HUGE.  I frogged it and started again.  I try to work on it whenever I can, here and there. If I… Continue reading Weekly Workbasket – Progress on Easter Sweaters

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Mending Monday – A little of this and a little of that

Fitting little mending projects in here and there as I can.  This is what I was able to complete since we last talked about such things: Double seemed up the small tear in the key pocket of a pair of bf's running shorts. Let the hem down in a pair of second hand pants that… Continue reading Mending Monday – A little of this and a little of that

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Baby Blanket – Velvet Basket Weave pattern

Many months ago I heard from a co-worker that His son was to have a son of his own.  I got started on a knitted baby blanket to welcome this coming little one.  That day I had to go to a local yarn store for something else and saw a light blue-grey yarn called "velvet".  I knew… Continue reading Baby Blanket – Velvet Basket Weave pattern