"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September Tree Block and KAL

The September Block for the Quilt Doodle Doodle QAL is a pine tree.  I am pretty sure that October will be the last block and then we sew it all together.

If you are interested in joining a mystery Knit Along or Crochet Along using Caron United yarn, it began this week and the item we are making is a scarf.  A portion of every sale of Caron United goes to a scholarship fund for the children of Fallen Heroes, military personnel who die in the line of duty.

Take care and God Bless.

9/11 Never Forget

I found beautiful prayer and poetry for this day at A Concord Pastor's site.  
God Bless Us.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

My Book Shelf Border

I think the border on my Mix 'n Match quilt looks more like books on a shelf than piano keys, so I'm going with that name.  And, wouldn't you figure, I ran out of white fabric in big enough sizes to use in the corners so I used the owl fabric to make book ends.  I think it works.  So, the quilt top is finished.  I hope I get right on making the quilt sandwich and quilt it, so it doesn't join the other UFO's I have stacked up.

Doesn't that look like books on a shelf?  Or is it just me?

Thank you to Denise Russart of Justquiltin' for this pattern and the sew along last weekend.  I surprised myself by joining in, but have enjoyed my week of sewing.  

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
God Bless You.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mix '`n Match Sew Along Progress

I've added the sashing and sewn the blocks together.  I omitted the cornerstones, even though I love how they look.  I thought the top looked busy enough with this fabric and didn't have an appropriate fabric to use anyway.  

If I had had enough of the brown leaf fabric I think it would have made a nice sashing.  I have some fabric left over so I might play with it to see on a smaller project.  The piano key border will add about 6 inches on each side so this will be a nice size when finished.  I'm thinking of backing it in flannel, but that's not certain.

Hope everyone enjoyed Labor Day 2014.
God Bless.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sew Along II

Today just flew by, but I have eleven blocks made.

What will tomorrow bring?  

God Bless.

There's a Sew Along Going On

I lost my mind and decided this morning to join in the Sew Along hosted by Denise Russart of Just Quiltin. I have this sweet fabric collection of owls and trees and think it's perfect for the design that Denise is giving us to use.  It shows off fabric beautifully.

If you are looking for something to do for the next few days, join in.  It is a really cute quilt design.

This is my sweater progress.
Doesn't look like a sweater, does it.  The left front is done and now I'm working on the back.  I didn't realize how much I like the relaxing rhythm of knitting.  

I'll be posting my block progress, so see you later.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Scarf is Done

Just a quick post to share the finished scarf, per my earlier post.
I used yarn for the fringe; much easier.  
Big sigh of relief here:)

God Bless.

Oy, This Endless Scarf

I've been working on the August block, the scarf, for the A Knitter's Gifts QAL designed by Denise Russart of Just Quiltin.  How many hours to accomplish this much?  So far I would say 6 or 7.  Admittedly, I did some ripping out of seams and finally got into the rhythm of paper piecing, but still it took a long time.  And I still need to add the fringe and applique it to the background. 

I'm making slow progress on my sweater as well, but I find that's how knitting and crochet are like.  You seem to be stitching and stitching and then suddenly you see it coming together.

 Enjoy your weekend.  

God Bless You!