Sunday, April 3, 2011

Knitting & Quilting

Knitting has been occupying more of my time than most anything else.
Had some Fiesta 
Baby Boom
in Sedona
100% extrafine super wash merino wool

I think the Sedona browns are a great pick for Hubby's next pair 
of 'justed ribbed' sox.
Toe-up for a change
[yes, I know the Goldenrod Pointells are still in a time out!]

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Last time DD#2 and I had one of our Sew Days we fooled around with a disappearing 4-patch.
Rather than listen to her suggestion, I cut the 4-patches.
Once they were sewn together, I saw what DD#2 meant.
Sew lesson learned.

Kept it for a practice sample
so I did some free-motion stitching and stitched up this
?table topper?

As you can see it is a very modified disappearing 4p.
Found the blue floral for the border and went to town.
Lots of fun, thread, time . . . . 

Here's the reverse side.

Ran a 'satin stitch' around the edge.
This satin stitch is not like any I ever made using my Viking Lily 550
that now resides at DD#2's.
I suppose I could have shortened the length so that I would not have had to go 'round twice.

It filled my afternoon with entertainment. 
And now I have something to pass along.

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Here we go again.
Have downloaded two audio books from our local library.
I've read Richard North Patterson  

And I've read Jeffery Deaver, Lisa Scottoline,
Linda Barns and Lee Child.

I downloaded them based only on the fact there were few audiobooks available to download
and I have read these authors and like their work.
Not certain what the stories are, at all.

We are just finishing listening to
this Steve Martin novel.

Lots of art world in this one.

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The temp is in the low 80's today
lots of wind
with the forecast of T-storms this evening through tomorrow morning.
By sunrise the temp is supposed to be near freezing.
Oops, in come the Amaryllis - - - - again.

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Yikes ! ! ! ! ! 
Just checked our local temp on my computer desktop ! ! ! 
It's four-fifteen p.m. and the temp is 
91 degrees F ! ! ! ! 


  1. I like the quilting on your modified disappearing 4-patch ... cool design BTW. Hmm, I wonder what the satin stitch would turn out if you stitched it over a rat-tail or another type of piping cording? I've never tried this myself but I've heard of people using it for the edgings of ATCs. I'll have to look into it .. as you've demo'd, a satin stitch makes a nice edge for a small quilt.

  2. Sox are looking good. I think I like the back of your disappearing 4 patch better (sorry). I've read Steve Martin's Shopgirl and it was good. Didn't realize he had another book published.

  3. And you were knitting in 91 degrees temps?!?!?!
    Sounds like umbrella on the deck and cold drink time to me.

  4. I agree with Dianna, the back of the D4P looks better. Good thing this was just a practice piece with scraps ! !

  5. Oh, you were hotter than me! I have really been enjoying the weather. Yesterday I sat in a chair outside and just read a book-so nice. I love the yarn you are using for husband's socks=nice. Have a wonderful week.

  6. Wow - send that warm weather to central NC - still to chilly to sit outside here. Unlike your other admirers - I love the front and back of the D4P and your fmq is to die for - you are now so far ahead of me - I think I'll go pout for awhile.

    I am reading a fantasy series - 'Wizard's First Rule' the old fashioned way (not even using my wonderful Kindle) and am enjoying every page. I am on book 3 of the 6 in the series. Lots of magic, evil, dragons and wizards and sorceresses.

    You notice - I didn't say anything about the 'poor little goldenrods' waiting for their turn. See I'm being extra good today.

    Hugs - Marie


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