Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

Hope everyone enjoyed their evening...We sure had fun.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Adorable Knit Dolls

I do have a few sewing projects underway, and you might get to see them if I ever get them close to being finished. But mom (Jeanette) asked me to blog, and I enjoy string more than today you are being treated to my knitting endeavors.

I am a big fan of knit and crocheted toys....and some of my absolute favorite patterns are these knit dolls made by a lady out of England at the Flutterby Patch. You can get her patterns at Dollyetime on Etsy and Ravelry.

Needless to say, I have probably made around ten of her dolls now. And I get better everytime I make one, and I have to say they get cuter each time. Here is the latest dolly I made for my daughter's birthday last week. The hair is a little messy, but she has already been loved a little by my daughter.

This doll was made from the Little Nellie Nutkins Pattern. I still need to make the dolls cute sweater and little bag, but I ran out of time before my daughters birthday. Maybe she will get them this week....or it might be for Christmas. We'll see how much time I get. Anyway, check out the Flutterby Patch. She has lots of cute patterns if you like to make knit toys, and her patterns are very well written and easy to follow. Even beginning knitters could tackle one.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tie Die

The kids have been begging since my sister helped them tie dye bags this summer to tie dye something. So, I finally gave in (not looking forward to the mess) and we tie dyed some onies for my sisters babies. They are not perfect but they are cute!

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Finish!!! by Jennifer

I'm so excited about this quilt being done!!! YIPPIE!! and I love it too. Sure wish I could keep it.

Here are a few pictures... the further away you get from it the better the quilting looks! I quilted this on my small sewing machine and it was fun, but I have to admit that there were times I wanted to cry, it was not easy for me. Now I'm thinking about doing another one on my sewing machine.... am I crazy??? I just love knowing I did the whole thing all by myself-- WOW!! who would have ever thought I could do this??? not me a few years ago... I've come a long way and have a long way to go!!

What do you think???

close up of the quilting
another full picture
the back

close up of the flowers

 Jean quilt that I tied. The couple we gave it to LOVES it!!! That just makes me so happy!

I'm doing the Happy Dance over here!!! I took this test once and it said that I needed to celebrate accomplishments-- something I never do. I just move on to the next project. This time, I'm celebrating!! and I might have to celebrate a little more often!! :)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lily's Quilt

This is Lily and she is trying to pretend that she doesn't see me taking her picture. She is four and of course smart as a whip, the cutiest and the best grandaughter. But of course so are all the rest of my grandkids.

This is Lily's quilt that her mother made for her birthday and I quilted it, a little late but she now has a new quilt for her big girl bed. It is made with a layer cake from Riley Blake called Sweet Cakes and she used a teal marble fabric as the background. I am not sure what pattern she used but it is just too cute.

I have had some exceedingly frustrating weeks where I couldn't get my computer to work. I did everything that I knew how to do to clean off virus' and stuff. Then my husband came and did some more and I was ready to buy a new one. Then for some reason I decided to reload java script and low and behold it works, it works, it works as I skip around the room. It still has some issues but at least I am not getting the page not found message any more. So annoying and I was becoming a raving maniac. I don't know how we ever lived without the internet. Maybe just maybe I am addicted but I will deny it in a court of law.

We have been doing apple juice. Last weekend we did about 26 gallons and this weekend we did 50 gallons. I do believe I am tired. We even squeezed in 13 jars of apple pie filling.

Have a restful Sunday. I know I am looking forward to putting my feet up and doing nothing all day, except going to church and maybe a nap but I think I may be able to handle that much.