Monday, December 03, 2012

Christmas Quilts

I made quilts for my mom and my sister for Christmas.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Birthday Goodies

The Jerseygirl Quilters had a sewing day and we celebrated my birthday.  Again I was amazed at all the good stuff they gave me.  This will keep me busy for a longgggggggggg time.  Thanks Jerseygirls. You ladies are the best.

I also got a nice gift certificate for Olde City Quilts, along with some yummy candy (this I really didn't need) from my kids.  Thank you kiddies!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Quilt Shop Visits

I spent two weeks in San Diego working.  I was able to find and visit two quilt shops while there.  I bought just enough fabric to cause my luggage to be overweight. Nothing that a bit of rearranging couldn't handle.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Two Projects Done

This week I got two knitting projects finished.

Pattern: Nimbus
Needles: Size 11 US 

Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Valimaki
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light 
Needles: Size 6 US

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NY Sheep & Wool Festival at Rhinebeck

Finally I made it to the NY Sheep & Wool Festival held at the Duchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck NY. It was all that and more. The crowds were in abundance on Saturday. Sunday was not as crowded. I enjoyed myself both days and came home with lots of goodies.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Yearly Quilt Away

The Jerseygirl Quilters and I went to the Poconos for our yearly Columbus holiday week quiltaway.  This year four of us went instead of three. As usual we had a blast. We plan to do this weekly getaway twice a year and are planning one for next April.  I got quite a few projects done that I wanted to. I'm not posting pictures of them yet though because they are gifts.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mystery Quiltaway

I recently participated in a Mystery Quilt Away with a few of my quilting pals.  It was held at the White Oaks Bread and Breakfast in Strasburg, PA. On the way we stopped at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza In Oaks, PA. During the weekend we also were able to hit a few quilt shops in Lancaster, PA, one of which was getting ready to close. I have to say we all added to our fabric stashes there.  Anyway it was a fabulous week away and I even got a quilt top done. Here it is:

Monday, September 03, 2012

WestKnits Mystery Shawl KAL 2012

I participated in the Stephen West Mystery Shawl KAL over at Ravelry. The KAL started July 13, 2012 and lasted 4 weeks with a clue each week. Due to my Camp projects I wasn't able to complete this one in four weeks but it is done now.  This project is a keeper.

Project:  Mystery Shawl 2012: Rockefeller by Stephen West
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, colors: French Grey and William Morris
Needle: 4  US

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Quilts For Kids

These are two quilts I did for the Quilts for Kids organization. I try and do some charity work throughout the year. I hope the quilts will bring some sick children a little comfort.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ruffled Flirty Apron Swap

I have enjoyed swapping for the most part but the last few swaps have really fell short. People just can not seem to do the right thing, i.e. not sending packages,  not acknowledging receipt of their package, sending crappy packages, etc.  As such, I'm done with swapping. .  Here is the swap package I sent to my partner who I had considered a friend. But she flaked on me and didn't send a package in return.  I was surprised because she had been my partner in a previous swap and I had received the most awesome apron package. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Camp Loopy Project 3

Project 3 for Camp Loopy is all done. It still needs blocking and I will take better pics after doing so. I'm just happy to have it done way ahead of schedule. This challenge was a to do a project of at least 500 yards, at least two colors and had to be a pattern you didn't do before.

Project:  Color Affection by Veera Valimaki
Yarn: Madelinetosh Merino Light, colors Afternoon, Glazed Pecan and Mineral
Needle: 6  US

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A is for Apron, B is for Birthday

Cinzia, my loctician had a birthday this month. When I went for my monthly hair appointment yesterday I gave her this apron as a little token.  Her favorite color is orange and she loves African prints, so she loved this apron.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Camp Loopy Project Two

Okay I am done with Project 2. The requirements for this project was to create a project of at least 800 yards using a color from the flag of your country in the project.

Project:  Secret of Change by Veera Valimaki
Yarn: Dream of Color Smooshy
Needle: 6 and 8 US

Project 3 will begin July 27. Requirement is to do a pattern you haven't done before, use at least two colors and must be at least 500 yards. I already have the pattern picked out. And I ordered the yarn from The Loopy Ewe.

Meanwhile the Stephen West Mystery KAL begins tomorrow.  I'm glad I'm done with Camp for awhile so I can concentrate on the West Knit.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Summer Bags

It was so hot over the 4th of July holiday that I spent the majority of the time inside, under the air knitting and sewing.  Besides working on my Camp knitting project, I made this set consisting of a purse, a tote, iPad case, eyeglass case and some other miscellaneous pouches. 

Pattern: The Professional Tote by the Creative Thimble

Pattern: Ursula and Emily by The Creative Thimble
 iPad Cover Front

 iPad Cover Inside


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Camp Loopy 2012 Project One

I finished two items  for the first project of Camp Loopy 2012.  The first challenge was to knit a project of at least 400 yards by a designer from another country. I picked two patterns by designer Martina Behm and managed to finish them both.

Pattern: Hitchhiker
Needle: US Size3

Pattern:  22.5 Degrees
Needles: US Size 4

I made a slight modification. I crocheted the scallops instead of knitting them.

Cast on for project two is tomorrow. The challenge is to knit a project of at least 800 yards. A color in the project must be from your country's flag.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Quilt and Fiber Show Coming Up

Quilt and Fiber show next weekend at the Historic Cold Spring Village Cape May, NJ.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A PreK Graduation

Congratulations to my grandson Naseem who graduated from Pre Kindergarten today. May this be the first of many graduations.

WWW Knit in Public Day

It was WW Knit in Public Day over at Woolbearers last Saturday.  There were a few vendors selling yarn, fleece, etc. There was even  a shearing demo. And of course there were a lot of  people knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning and chatting.  The weather was perfect.

I was able to stay for awhile and work on this project - my second Camp Loopy project, more on that later!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Citron Shawlette

I started this project last May when I was vacationing at the Outer Banks of NC. I kept it for a traveling project. Since it has been over a year since starting it, I decided it was time to finish it. It will most likely be a gift for someone later on down the road.

Pattern: Citron, Designer: Hilary Smith Callis
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace, Color: Stone Blue
Needles: Size 6 US

Now there is a crochet version of this shawl, Criton.  I may make one soon.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Multnomah Shawl

I started this project earlier this month and am happy to say it is complete. My knitting buddy Loren has a goal of one project per month. I'm trying to do the same. 

Pattern: Multnomah Shawl by Kate aka Hello-Knitty
Yarn:  MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light, Colorway 186 Wellwater
Needles: US Size 4

It was my first time using this yarn and I am in love. It knits up nicely and is so soft and fluffy.