Monday, February 23, 2009

Keeping Busy

Cut of the pieces for my Kaffe Fassett quilt, Pastel Star Bouquet. And have begun sewing some blocks.
Also have free-motion quilted the background for the Hawiaan motif taken from one of the quilt books my d-i-l gave me from Christmas last year.
The last pic is of the back of the free-motion quilting.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

In the Twenties and

the daffodils are up . . . probably three inches tall.
I'll take the camera out once the temps are a little warmer so you can see their progress.
Guess Spring is on it's way.
While we were at Barnes & Noble yesterday we had a Starbucks before we browsed the shelves.
Starbucks has this on their 'goodies' bag:
flavors my senses . . . . . .
sweetens my disposition . . . . .
stirs my imagination . . . . .
nourishes my dreams . . . . .

Isn't this the way we react to our creativity?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


. . . one foot on, one foot off . . . ? ? ? ?

Am I missing something???

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Monday, February 16, 2009


Keeping a look out for typos.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Regia Stretch Yarn

Love the blues in this yarn. This is the fifth pair since Christmas - the first four finished and delivered. This is the first time I've knit with stretch yarn, it seems to knit up like any of the other wool/nylon blend yarns. Though I think these'll hug your leg and foot a little closer.
Had .88" of rain yesterday and overnight and it's been raining on and off all day today. However, it's a nice rain 'cause the temp is up and not too windy. It's rinsing all the salt and salt solutions off the streets and washing the underneath of my car also.
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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Finished ! ! !

Finished these pretty Bronzed Berry Stripes Friday evening. Aren't they cool looking?
Yesterday morning a new pair were on the needle. I've completed cuff and am working the leg. Photos will be posted tomorrow evening after I recoop from teaching a paper piecing class at the lqs.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Been knitting . . . .
I'm four-and-a-half inches into the foot portion
considering that the toe decrease takes a little less than two inches
I'm well on my way ! !

Spent some time cutting strips for KF's Star Bouquet.
I've marked them for which template to use for each strip.

Genealogy has taken a number of hours these past two days. Cousin Kevin's comment has spurred me into posting some info regarding our common grandparents. Hope to inspire more cousins into delving into their family lore and maybe discover some new leads. Fingers crossed.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Current Status

Here's KF's fabric laid out so we can enjoy every piece.
And these bronzed beauties are beyond the heel, beyond the arch expansion [in reverse] and to the point of just straight k1p1 on the instep half and knit on the sole half until it's time to decrease for the toes.
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