Monday, April 16, 2018

2nd Shawl

I'm now working on my next shawl called Tea House Wrap by Alexandra Tavel using Lion Brand Jeans yarn 
I haven't progressed to far but I can't say that I've spent to much time on it either.  Of course I did have to rip out a few times so that could be the reason.  Planning to work on it today and hoping I can get several inches added. 

But for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Finished shawl

I completed the shawl I had been working on.  I do still need to block in but I have to find something to use that I can pin it to so I can leave it for a couple of days.  Since I have a sweet Cavalier named Ruby, the carpet is not an option.  😉
The pattern calls for the option of adding fringe but I'm not sure I want it on this one.  I don't think I'm much of a fringe gal. 

Another good day to sit and work on my next shawl since we're in the middle of a blizzard.  Oh MY!! 

 for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Friday, March 23, 2018

My First Shawl

I've just recently decided I wanted to start crocheting again.  I used to do it a lot before I started quilting.  But back then I pretty much only made blanket throws.  So that got boring and took way to long so I put up my hooks and called it good. 
But that was then and this is Now and I unpacked those hooks and now I'm making my first shawl.  There are so many new patterns to choose from.  And Ravelry is just fantastic.  It's a site for 'anything' yarn related and I've just recently joined and worked up my own Notebook.  Of course I've spent hours and hours just browsing and picking patterns that I want to make. 

My 1st project is a shawl named  Virus meets Granny shawl .  I chose Unforgettable yarn from Red Heart in colorway Echo .  The picture does not do it justice at all.  The colors are much richer and the yarn is sooo soft. 
This is the first picture taken several days ago and I've added several rows to it and when I just quickly count I think I have around 20 more rows to go. 

So for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Catching Up....

Sharing the quilts I've made these last three years.....
1st:  Our son's oldest daughter was married and moved to Iowa.  She now teaches 5th grade and he works at John Deer.  Here's the quilt I made for them.  2015

And along came Scarlett Grace.... She was a bit of a surprise.  LOL  2016

And then there was Scott & Bekahs wedding quilt....2016

And soon they gave us our latest Great... Owynn Paul  2017
the front 
  and the back.  

We did have a lot of events these last few years but I won't bore you with all of that.  

For now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Too Long......

I can't believe it's been almost three years since I posted anything.  I'm not sure why I stopped.  Guess I just needed a break and time to just focus on 'life' around here. 

I did manage to get two wedding quilts made and two more baby quilts.  I guess that's better than I thought.    I'll show them all in my next post. 

About eight months ago we adopted a rescue dog.  Our little Cavalier was a breeder dog and thankfully a wonderful gal rescued her (and others) from a mill not to far from us.  She is just the sweetest dog and never leaves my side.  Love her to pieces!!
Let me introduce our sweet RUBY. 

And for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

June Rainbow Scrap Challenge.....

This months 'color' is Lt Blue (with a touch of greenish if wanted).  Well I did have a few scraps that would fit this month so I've finished these two blocks.

I'll be linking to So Scrappy and 

I've done a bit of sewing on the Yellow/Black blocks and changed my mind about the layout.  Even after I've sewn several blocks into rows I'm still second guessing my layout.  Sheesh!!  Be still mind!!
And I've spent a little time trying to clean up my sewing space and move around a small shelving unit so it will hold my newest toy.   I've had my eye on this machine for a couple of years now & finally decided to just go for it!  So it's now out of the box and set up.  Now to study the book and do something with it.  I want to make my quilt labels with it for starters.  And lots of ideas are floating around in my head.

But for now..... I'm wishing you a great day. And stitch happy!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rainbow Scraps....

I've managed to catch up on these last two months of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Last month's color was Purple.


And this month the color is Green (dark).  


I've also been sewing a bit on my black & yellow.  But just a very little bit.  I'll have an update sometime this week since this is going to be the first week in a very long time that I don't have a gazillion places to go for millions of reasons.  Seriously!!  
Linking to:  So Scrappy    and   Oh Scrap    &  Judy's Design Wall.  

And for now..... Have a great day.
 And stitch happy!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Morning Report....

After making a little miscalculation I have now figured it out and resewn the blocks I goofed up on.  So far .... So good.
I'm a little concerned that I won't have enough strips to make this quilt as large as I'd like.  I'm shooting for a Full size if I can squeeze it out.  I may have to resort to slap'in a border on it to get to that size.
 This is what I have so far.  And this is all that I can put on my design wall and if I can make it full size I'll have to lay out the last column somewhere else.  And of course, I'll do a bit of shifting blocks around after I have them all made.

I'll be linking to Judy's Design Wall Monday post so let's go check out what some of the other quilters have been working on.  
..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New quilt in the works....

I've finally chosen my  next project.  I had two pkg's of  'Taxi Cab Chic Collection' from Keepsake Quilting with twenty 2½" strips in each package.  LOVE the yellow & black combo!

I wasn't sure what I wanted to make but I knew I Didn't want anything too complicated .... just easy peasy and quick.   Somewhere along the blogosphere I kinda remembered seeing a simple box & rail quilt but didn't know where or by who .... so I went to EQ and did my thing and I'm pretty happy with what I came up with.    

Now to get the sewing finished.

And for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sunshine & Spring.....

What a better day than today to finish this months YELLOW block.  It really was pretty much finished.  I just had to sew the rows together and iron it.    Linking to Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
But for now..... Have a great day. And stitch happy!