Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Finish

When I threw some half square triangles on my sewing table last week...

I didn't have a plan.


These triangles seemed to LEAD THE WAY...

And I really LIKE where we ENDED UP!!
;)


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monday Making

I'm playing around with some leftover
CHRISTMAS scraps.
There are SO many possibilities
when using half square triangles!!!

When I finally finish PLAYING...
I'll sew them together.

:)

What are YOU making this week????



Sunday, September 11, 2016

Monday Making

I saw this block last week and KNEW I had to TRY it!
The pattern is available at blocklotto.
Some people will be sending theirs in
to possibly WIN a set!!

I have YET to decide which Way I'll go.
KEEP my blocks...???
OR....
SEND them in and HOPE to win.????


I will make some more this week and decide.
;)


What are YOU making this week???

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Finish

I'm happy to have a finish this Friday.
This is a very simple "I spy" quilt
using 5" squares.

I have a bag FULL of  Novelty prints
and my bag didn't disappoint me!!
I had JUST ENOUGH to make this quilt
without duplicating!
Whew!!!

The piano key border is just 2 1/2" strips cut width of fabric....
 sewn together in THREES and then cut into 4" segments.
 I only needed 3 sets of these long strip sets
PLUS a few extra pieces to 
get all the way around my quilt!
So simple and it goes together SO FAST!!!

Now....
I'm OFF to quilt!!!

Happy SEWING friends!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Monday Making

There's a lot of MAKING going on this week at my house
Even though I'm SITTING around quite a bit
with a broken foot!

It's not THAT bad.

I crochet, sew or knit
while someone ELSE does the dishes!!!

The above afghan is a work in progress 
using a NEW TO ME stitch called the spike stitch.
I found instructions on youtube....
My "GO TO" source these days.
It's so much easier to watch instructions
than to READ and try to figure it out.

Why am I making another afghan when I have so many??
If you wondered that...
You're not a MAKER.




I've also been doing a little bit of cooking.....
Hobbling as I go.

We have a garden FULL of produce
that seems to supply most of the FRESH food in our meals.
I LOVE having all the choices my husband 
included in the garden this year.

I did a simple stir fry with the vegetables above.

I'm also working on gifts.
Special requests from the kids.

The above coasters are from a pattern on craftsy.
It's a free pattern in my pattern shop.

I made these a bit bigger than the pattern states.
I LOVE to adjust patterns to the particular project.
A little bigger??
NO problem.
JUST....a little bit of math.

I really like the BIG stitches I added to these.
In my opinion...
a LITTLE bit of hand quilting goes a LONG way.
It adds SO much!
:)

See??
Sitting around a lot means you get MORE done...
not less.

I just finished this sweet sweater
and....
Thinking about what color yarn to pull out for the next one!!!

This is the 5 hour sweater that takes a LOT longer that 5 hours!!!
It's a classic....
You can find it on Ravelry.


What are YOU making this week???


Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday making without a party


I'm making this week.... But the party will have to wait.
Trying to add a linky party while camping is a bit tricky!
Too tricky for this girl!🙂
Hope my regular monday making friends don't mind waiting until next week to link up!

I'm camping with a broken foot so there's lots of sitting going on!!!
Good thing I have yarn!!
I started a crochet afghan using a new to me stitch.
I'm also just beginning a knit dress for this cutie!

Camping is fun.... Even if you have to sit the whole time!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday Making

I'm still working away at preserving the garden produce.
It takes a BIT of time making sure the GREAT vegetables
my husband's garden provides 
make it into onto our plates
and into our tummies.

He had a few VOLUNTEER cucumber plants this year.
That means = LOTS of cucumbers!!!!
This is the VERY first year I've attemped pickles.
That seemed to be the only way to get a handle on the situation!!!
Friends...
I don't know what took me so long!!!
They are SO easy!!
I used this recipe for these dill pickles and LOVE them!

I will be making pickles EVERY year.
:)


what are YOU up to this week???