Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A crocheted baby blanket finish!

Hi everyone,

I started this crocheted baby blanket in June 2019.
I worked on it from time to time.
I didn't have a deadline or a reason really to make it.
I just had the yarn in my stash and thought it would make a nice blanket for a baby.
The yarn is King Cole Big Value Baby DK.
This yarn is super soft and squishy. 
The pattern is so great. I loved working on this blanket.
All the ends are sewn in, and its ready to give away. 
I hope you like it.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Getting back to quilting in 2020

Hi everyone,

It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog. To be honest, I haven't had the best of health.
 I haven't done any sewing or quilting since September 2018. 
That's a long time. I miss it!!!

I have done some crafting. I've done crocheting and a bit of knitting.

Mostly I crocheted.

I found it very relaxing, portable, and easy enough that I could do it even when I had very little energy. This satisfied my creativity enough to keep my spirits up.

Here are pictures of a few shawls that I completed. I've made many, many more than this. But, I just wanted to share a few. 

This burgundy shawl is made using Loops and Threads Woolike in Burgundy.
The pattern I used is "Wish me luck shawl" by Wilma Westenberg. It is a free pattern on her blog.
I really love this shawl. The yarn is 100% Acrylic. It's a fine fingering weight yarn. Super soft to wear around your neck, especially if you have wool sensitivity. I love it.

This shawl is the Klaziena Shawl by Kirsten Bishop. You can find the pattern on Ravelry. It is also a free pattern. The yarn I used is Cakes Cotton Fine Yarn by Ice Yarns, in the Brown shades/Cream shades. I used two cakes. This yarn is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. It's so comfortable. 

This shawl is the Supreme Court Shawl by Lori Kuehl. This is a paid for pattern you can buy on Ravelry. I tested this pattern. It's a huge shawl. I made mine with Berroco Vintage Yarn. This shawl gets a lot of wear at my house. The yarn is warm and cozy. The shape sits well around the shoulders and doesn't fall. You will find me most nights wearing this shawl when I'm watching tv. I love it.

This is my Waroo shawl designed by Deanne Ramsay of Addidae designs. I used various hand dyed fingering weight yarns to make this shawl. All the yarns were 75% merino wool and 25% nylon. This is also a favorite shawl of mine. I always get compliments when I wear this shawl. It's a paid for pattern on Ravelry. 
This over-sized scarf is called Ziggy Interrupted designed by Sandra Paul @ Cherry Heart. I tested this pattern for Sandra. It's a paid for pattern. The yarn I used it Merino Gold by Ice Yarns. It turned out beautifully. I really enjoyed making it and love the colours. Those little tassels add so much to this scarf. I love it.I need to make another one of these with some hand dyed yarns. 

I also made this beautiful lace shawl. It's the Fluttering By pattern by Sandra Paul @ Cherry Heart. I also tested this pattern. It's a paid for pattern. I used Drops Lace yarn to make it. This yarn is really luxurious, but the price is still very good. It was my first time using yarn with silk and it was slippery!!! But I love it. I made this shawl in a thicker yarn as well. Loved this pattern. 

Well, that's enough sharing for today.
Now, I need to get looking at my quilting fabric and my old projects. Maybe I can find something to finish. Or maybe I'll make a small project to get me back into the swing of things. I still have all my stuff. 

Hope you are all well.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dusk to Dawn quilt is finished

Hi everyone, 

I have a finished quilt to share. 
My Dusk to Dawn quilt, designed by Stacey Lee O’Malley @slostudio
This pattern was published in issue 43 of the Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. I have a digital copy. 

I used glide thread for the first time for the quilting. I love it! My machine loved it. Even though this quilt is heavily quilted, it is still soft. The glide thread is so light and soft. I think it’s my new go to quilting thread. 

I hope you like it. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A modern quilt top “Dusk to Dawn”

Hi everyone, 

I just came back from a ten day motorcycle trip with my husband. We drove to Nova Scotia and back. It was so much fun!!  

When I got back I was itching to sew. 
I managed to finish this quilt top today. 

The pattern is by Stacey Lee O’Malley from

It was published in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, issue 43. 
I have a digital subscription. 
I love this pattern. 
It was quick to make and such a wonderful design. 
I need to buy backing fabric for it and quilt it now. 

And just a few pics from my bike trip