Monday, August 8, 2016


A couple of years ago, one of my very favorite designers wrote out the "Our Father" prayer with embellishments in her own handwriting. No computer images, all hand-drawn. She intended it as a quilt, but I hand stitched it as a wall-hanging. I really truly enjoyed stitching this, it has been one of my all-time favorite gifts to give. While visiting this summer, I finally remembered to snap a picture of it.



Pattern:
http://www.craftsy.com/user/1146564/pattern-store
http://www.elefantz.com/

Sunday, August 7, 2016





I've been working on this one for a while. The yarn was a Christmas gift. It started with a sample in the yarn shop. Unfortunately, the sample was knitting while holding 2 strands together. The "free" pattern with yarn purchase was so badly and incorrectly written that three balls of yarn wouldn't be enough to make one like it. This pattern, called Wisp turned out just as well with only one ball of yarn, size 8 needles and finishing at just over 6 feet long. I'd really like to do something detailed with the other 2 balls, so I'll have to wait for some special free time...someday.


Pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wisp

Saturday, August 6, 2016


The "Spindrift" Shawl. Turned out to be more of a scarf-lette with just one ball of sock yarn. The color was appropriately called "dirty bird" from Holiday Yarns, FlockSock.


Pattern:
http://curioushandmade.com/

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bounce



I have been drooling over this pattern for quite a while. I am so very happy with the results! For some reason that I don't understand, the green/teal comes up quite blue in the photos. This is the larger size, for a crib.



Yarn:
www.knitpicks.com

Pattern:
http://tincanknits.com/pattern-TCK-bounce.html

Friday, July 15, 2016


Another two dozen. This time it is bars of soap. I tried to tint half the batch with Wilton's powder, but it clumped in odd ways.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mango season! Two dozen jars today.

Monday, June 27, 2016




Val Laird Block of the Month. Block 4.
You are blessed...when you're content with just who you are.

Pattern:
http://val-laird.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/free-block-of-month-wall-quilt-pattern-1.html