Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ALYOF- March Finish

Yay! I got it done!


I have been working on doing pantographs from the back of my frame. I think it looks pretty good.


Do you have any finishes for March?


Monday, March 24, 2014

Karate Kid







An Apology to Marja

Instead of apologizing all the time, I should get off my butt and get moving!

In February, I participated in a Mug Rug Swap hosted by Quilting Bloggers (see my link at right).  I was paired up with Marja who blogs in Finland.(Please visit her blog- she makes all kinds of beautiful objects, including rag socks that are too cute!) I have neglected to thank her for her lovely little quilts.  I say little quilts because they are too nice to put mugs on!


I love them! Her quilting is perfect!The theme was the Olympics and Russia and Marja did a wonderful job interpreting the theme.  Than you so much! I have them on display in my kitchen. Hmmm, maybe I should redecorate my kitchen to better show them off…!

By the way, here are the mug rugs that I sent to Marja:DSC03793DSC03794

Marja, thanks again. I have enjoyed meeting you and I look forward to visiting your blog often!


Friday, March 7, 2014


OK-let’s try this again. I missed last month because I posted too late.  And, to be honest, I did not bind the green quilt. So I will use it for March. And green is good for March, right?


Two weeks until spring. Yay! This has been a long winter. Spring in CNY can be kind of dreary and dirty but when the sun shines and all the snow is gone, it is a beautiful thing!

Here is hoping for an early spring for all of you!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Lamb of a Day-baaa!

Remember the old saying? March came in like a lamb so it will go out like a lion. This winter has gone on for too long! And I usually love the cold weather.

So let’s be honest here.  I did no sewing this month. Well that is not completely true. I did complete two little quilts for a swap.  More on that in a later post.  But I did lots of knitting! Some days I think that I love knitting so much that I may never sew again.  But that only lasts a few minutes. I have many quilts to make before I sleep.

Here are some things I have finished/am working on:


Swimming with Salmon Cowl in Vintage Multi. This looks so much prettier in person! Mary has it at the shop.

I bought the book, Scarf Style 2, and I love everything in it. This is the first cowl I made.  It is a mobius from a DK weight.


I am making my second cowl from the book in a lace weight. No pictures yet but it is pretty.

I finished one Olympic sock but now the Olympics are over. Will I finish the next one in 4 years? Stay tuned!


Last week Dylan called and asked for a camouflage hat. Did you know that there is a camo yarn? Well there is! I hope he likes it. I have not seen him to give it to him yet.


If I stay busy, I stay warm.  Back to work!