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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

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Workbasket – Have Achieved Cacti

  The first part being the piecing of the background, I have completed the second part of appliqueing the wool felt cacti to the background. The next step being the embroidery of the details on each plant.  There aren't any REAL instructions on the exact details.  Only how to create the specific stitches and the… Continue reading Workbasket – Have Achieved Cacti

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Workbasket – progress despite illness

It doesn't need to be personal illness that may interfere with progress. It might be illness of a loved one.  Over the course of the last two weeks, I experienced some of each.  As I type, I am still experiencing personal illness (darn cold). Let me up date you on my progress up until today.  :D… Continue reading Workbasket – progress despite illness

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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!