Friday, September 28, 2012

On the Needle

Sinful Scarf pattern from
I think it's called Sinful Scarf,
because it makes me want to say
naughty, sinful words when I mess up!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Borders or no Borders?

That is the question!
My August UFO was a
crazy 9-patch Christmas Quilt.
I didn't complete my goal in August,
so I am taking the last few day of this
month to catch up.
The quilt top is finished,
but the next question is:
border or no borders?
The top right now is 90 X 100 inches.
I used many Christmas themed fabrics:
Ornaments, holly, stars, snowflakes,
pine trees and ribbons
The colors are green, red, blue, black, silver, and gold.
Ideas? Solid border? No border?
What do you think?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Finished my UFO goal

My September UFO goal was to
finish at least half of the 62 blocks
I have completed the 26-3" inch pieced blocks
and the 14-6" pieced blocked
I have all but one of the 9" inch
pieced blocks done too.
The remaining blocks are pieced
with applique...saving those for
rainy/snowy weather days.
I've really enjoyed this project!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September Stash Report

I can't believe we are already
into's been a really hot Summer!
For my monthly stash report, I
actually got some sewing done...yeah!
This report includes the top and back of a
quilt, the lining of a tote bag and some
Christmas gifts, (which I can't list here
because my kids might see...)
Fabric in this month: 0 yards
Fabric in year-to-date: 0 yards
Fabric used this month: 10.5 yards
Fabric used year-to-date: 86 yards
86 yards used of a 100 yard goal!
How are you doing?

Friday, September 21, 2012

On the Needle-21 Sept

I have been concentrating on finishing
a few WIP that I found while cleaning
out my yarn boxes.
The first:
A hat and scarf set.
The scarf is the first thing I have ever knitted.
The hat is the front post crochet pattern I used
for all those August hats I did for the shelter.
The set now is sitting in the gift box.
The second:
A hooded baby blanket, made
for a baby boy coming to our
extended family this December.
It's a Lion Brand yarn crochet pattern I
found that uses one of the one pound skeins.
My current project:
I am back to knitting on the
"Sinful Scarf" pattern.
(I am much farther along in the
pattern than this old photo shows!)
I am determined to finish this thing...
then donate it so I never have
to look at it again!
What are you working on?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Vintage UFO blocks

For my UFO September project,
I am attempting to finish the last
20 of 50 plus blocks for a Queen size top.
I started this project about a year ago
with the intention of doing a few blocks each
month, so it was finished within the year. didn't happen and another
project fell into the deep dark UFO box....
I won't have the fabric for the borders
until after the first of the year, but
I am going to still try to finish all
50 blocks this month.
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tie-die baby bag

A friend from my crochet/knit group
is expecting a son in a few weeks.
She likes the tote bags I make
and brought me some material a
few months ago to make her 2 bags.
The first was a English farm
landscape print.
The second was fabric she had tie dyed.

(Sorry for the poor photo quality)
I made the tie dye bag on the larger size
so she can fill it with all the babies needs.
I also crocheted him a little beanie cap,
plus I sewed my traditional baby gift...
...a flannel quilt.
I also have some clothes to add to
the present. I'm going to give it all
to her inside the tote....
save on wrapping paper!

Friday, September 7, 2012

On the Needle

Yahoo! A finish...finally!
I finished a shawl for my MIL
for Christmas
It is my first completely
knitted item.
The yarn in Homespun in color pumpkin.
Back to the scarf that seems to
never be finished!
What are you working on?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

UFO monthly challenge

I signed up for the
the first of year....
I completed the January UFO...
I completed the June UFO....
Beyond that....nothing...nil...nada
got finished.
This month, I am going to
the September UFO...#7 on my list!
Vintage Scrap Block quilt
I will make at least half the blocks!
I WILL finish this UFO!

Stash Busting Report

I spent the entire month of
August making (crocheting/knitting)
hats for a family shelter in West Virginia.
Except for the 2 two chairs I recovered,
and hemming a couple pairs of pants,
not alot of sewing has been accomplished.
This month...I am rededicating
myself to sewing. And what an
appropiate month to do it...
National Sewing Month!
August Fabric Totals:
Fabric in YTD: 0 yards
Fabris used during August: 1 yard
Fabric donated during August: 10 yards
Fabric used YTD: 75.5 yards
75.5 yards of my 100 yard 2012 goal...
only 24.5 more yards to go!
What are your sewing plans?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rain and Fabric!

First, the fabric...

I have gone 8 months without purchasing
any new fabric...a new record for me!

Happy National Sewing Month to you!

What projects do you have planned?

We have had a VERY long hot, dry Summer,
but the last 12 hours...

we have received alot of moisture!

I dislike the house shaking
thunder and lightening,
but I sure love the rain...

..and the rainbows!