Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Bunch of Finishes for Amanda

I made Amanda some PJs:


And she asked me for a "sparkly grocery bag holder in patriotic colors":


And I knitted her a beanie:


And the grocery bag holder was so easy to make that I Whipped up a Grinch Halloween one for me!


- got out all my Halloween decorations too!







Then I cut a bunch of tumblers from my scraps:













And I got a picture of this little pumpkin!



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Monday, September 18, 2017

Quilt of Valor Auction

I donated a Quilt of Valor to be auctioned off at a Veteran Reunion. Here is the recipient:










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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sierra Trip 2017

Sherwood and I have a very different idea of our "heaven" in the Sierras!








I got both a Christmas quilt And a Baby quilt top made!





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I could live here:


New yarn acquisition!





One month old already:



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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Nice, new finishes

New runners:











New drawstring bags for the sock knitting I've been doing!





All purpose knitting catch-all:





With machine drawstring "sheep" bag:





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A little cosmetic bag for Theresa:





And a little cosmetic bag for Myra:





Another table topper:

















New yarn and a start on a new sock:





And the cutest baby in the whole world:





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Friday, August 4, 2017

Finishes

Finally have my "peacock quilt" to the flimsie stage! Turned out much better than I thought! I had the fabric "hoarded" for years because I wanted to find the perfect pattern to show off the fabric! I was very disappointed with the results at the time, and put it away after the majority was done....so sad....THEN...I ordered the matching gold to frame it, and cut a BIG border full of flowers and peacocks....and Much Better:









- Also got a request from hubby to make his gigantic head a knit cap, so:






And Amanda received to cap I made for her boyfriend...he is deployed so she is modeling it:






And timed myself making this next block..."WILD AND GOOSEY" from Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville:



15 minutes...not too bad...except that I need 480 blocks for a decent sized Quilt of Valor....hmm...but I LOVE PAPER PIECING,so this may just be a slow going quilt (one I gift to a veteran family member).
Also made one more block towards my "ANNIVERSARY QUILT"



Block 26 ....only 8 more to go....then the appliquéd border!
I will definitely be entering this quilt into the OC fair! At least that's the goal...we will see how the hand appliqué goes!

And for some crazy reason, I had a hankering to make socks! Seemed like a good airplane project, and we will be traveling to Virginia to spoil Kali next week, so I am prepared! Pics to follow!

Leaving you with another PERFECT finish:




GRAMMIE JO

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Monday, July 31, 2017

My Granddaughter Kali

Kali made her debut today and we are over the moon with joy!

She arrived at 4:07pm (Virginia time). She weighed in at 8 lbs 2oz and is 21 inches tall!
























-this is a gift that was dropped off on my porch from my bff Susan:








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