Monday, August 31, 2009

The Painted Quilt is having - - - - -

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a first friday freebie. Kaaren is a very talented artist and has lovely ideas. Take time to visit her blog you can get there from here by clicking on her button in the sidebar at the right.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Two more pair

finished and ready for wear.  I do love the Fiesta Baby Boom Yarn.  One hundred percent extrafine merino superwash – what more could a gal ask for.  I weighed both pair and found that the Summer Sox used 97 grams of yarn while the ToeUp for Ron took 67 grams.  A big difference.

Not certain what I’ll knit next as far as sox go.  Probably Cat Bordhi’s Spring Thaw that have been on the needles forever.  AND, there just might be another Stitch ‘n Bitch Fat Bottom Bag in the works.

This is Summer Sox – I love ‘em.


KAL August Summer Socks 002

Here are Ron’s socks – the yarn came with re-enforcing thread/yarn so I used it in the toes only.

Rons toeup 004

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Let me tell you . . .

about another Giveaway!  This one involves bundles.  Bundles of fabric and rose hip is doing the Giveaway.  I’ve been reading Beata’s blog for some time now and enjoy following her posts.

Right now she has bundled up two separate colorways and you have your choice between very blueberry and strawberry picnic.

If you take the jump over to her blog rose hip's berry fabric bundle giveaway I’m telling you, you won’t regret it.  You’ll love her blog.

Oh, yikes, I entered my comment twice to rose hip by a Big Mistake.  .

I mailed Beata to ask her to delete one of my comments.  Oh, dang.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Naughty Secretary Club: Crochet Adorned - Interview, Review & Giveaway!

Naughty Secretary Club: Crochet Adorned - Interview, Review & Giveaway!: "Crochet Adorned"
Here's our chance to win a great crochet book.
I know you've read all about this book.
Jump on over to Naughty Secretary Club's site.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Atascadero Art & Wine Tour

Gloria has be asked to show her work at the Atascadero Art & Wine Tour!!!!
I believe she'll be showing images from her trips to Israel.
How neat is this????
Click on the poster to embiggen the poster [enlarge]view.
Her image is at the upper right.
Gloria has her Israel images posted, if you have the time, take a look

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Paper piecing

is something that I enjoy doing.  Haven’t done any in a number of months.  Not since I taught a class at the lqs.  However, this morning I was reading my favorite blogs and when I read The Some Times Crafter I just knew I had to do some paper piecing, too.  The Some Times Crafter found this paper piecing pattern at Piece by Number.  Anyway, here’s my Circle of Geese.  Whaddaya think?  How should I quilt?

quilting circle of geese 001

Friday, August 14, 2009


This is what the humidity looked like driving down the Blvd., with our State Capitol in the center of the view.

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Lucky for us the temp wasn’t high enough to make it miserable.  Still, it does make the sky look ucky.

All in all our spring and summer has been the coolest in ages.  No one ‘round here is complaining.  We’ve been seeing the news reports about the newest wildfires in California and was relieved they weren’t close to Dorian’s area.  They’ve had more than enough for a lifetime in their area.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ages, it seems like

. . . . . ages since I last blogged. But have been kept busy trying to quench my thirst for a couple of great new bags. I found these on Ravelry and have been crocheting away. Not certain what I’ll be doing with these new bags, however, the Hot Green and Yellow Starling Bag, Jr. [ FutureGirl ] is holding my Cookie A KAL project at the moment. The Fat Bottom Bag [Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet], I know will be just the first of several. This was fun to make, easy to line. Lining these bags puts them at the top of my list of things I’m enjoying this week.

Friday, August 7, 2009

You really gotta . . . . . .

. . . . . .  gotta go visit Vanessa’s and Lucy’s blogs.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .          do you mind if i knit and Attic24 if you want to see some wonderful eye candy.  And, that is a result of some talented gals using their sense of color.

Quiltin’ Chicks Social

and it was the smallest group in a long time.  But what we lacked in attendance we made up for in lots o’ chatter.  Seems like everyone’s been busy with their projects so A.M has lots of pics to post.

We discussed our next group project that will, this time, go to our local VA hospital.  We’ll be using the guidelines their office sent so that our efforts will be useful to the vets.  I’m certain by our deadlines we’ll have lots to show for our efforts.

This month’s KAL is at least on the needles.  So far I’ve gotten as far as the ribbing on each of the two patterns for this month. 

Have finished crocheting two projects but still have the finishing touches to complete before they’re completed.  Perhaps I’ll get to that today.

Also, still have two new software to install so that I don’t have to grouch everytime I want to use a word processor or do family history.  So will take time one day soon to get these installed.

Here it is, we’re into the second week of August - - - how time flies.