Friday, February 22, 2013


. . . er, design "wall", I guess that would be.  Finally back to some sewing.  My machine was at the shop for a while; it got its needed maintenance, but I also learned that my foot pedal is "capoot".  I'm learning to use the start stop button on the machine that is right above the needle apparatus.  It's taking a bit of getting used to, but it beats the price of a new foot pedal.

So this will be my next Project Linus quilt.  Hopefully a teen girl will be happy with it.  It will be a "disappearing" 9 patch.  Once the 9 patches are sewn together, I'll cut them in half in both directions and then sew them back together.  I put  all the fabric that seems dated (at least to me) in a place where it will be cut in half.  And the plain fabrics in the centers so they will be cut in quarters.  

I'm spending more time knitting right now than sewing, so it might be a while before you see this finished project.  And my main knitting project is a baby blanket, so it's taking a bit of time too.

But I promise:  you'll see them when they are finished.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Oh my, I don't think it can get much sweeter than this!  This lovely little lavender sweater (left over yarn from another granddaughter's sweater a couple years ago) is about as sweet as it gets.  I'm having so much fun imagining the little girl (our 13th grandchild, due in June) who will wear it.  

I don't have enough more yarn to do a hat and I wasn't even sure about booties.  (I'd hate to get one bootie done, only to learn there's not enough yarn for the second.)  But I did find a pattern for "Mary Jane slippers" which I will have plenty of yarn for.  In fact, I might just be able to make them in two sizes.