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Work Basket – Lavender & Grey baby blanket

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

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Make-do & Mend Monday – My/Pixie’s 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

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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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Historical Sew Monthly 2020!!

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!!

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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)