Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Mail...

My birthday gift from dear hubs has finally arrived...when I first ordered they were out...then they were at market and no orders were being filled...finally I was able to place my order and have now received my book a starter pack of papers and the templates to cut the fabric with...this will be my hand project this coming year...I am so excited about this...I also ordered the fussy cutting template for the Lucy Boston POTC which will make fussy cutting for them easier...I had been using a card stock template window, but this will be much better...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Santa Sack 2014

Yesterday was opening day for the Santa Sack swap that I participate in each year...this is what I received from my partner...thank you Sherry I love what you sent out to me...a wonderful tote, needle case, doily, bookmark x2, two small fabric baskets, pin cushion, candles, tea and hot chocolate...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bling Cloth

I have worked some more on the bling cloth adding more bumpy bits, beads, knots, buttonhole stitch, silver bullion, bullion loops as well as bullion knots, gimp and square beads...this is coming along nicely and I am almost finished with the titivations. More to come soon I promise. I cannot seem to fix the gap between the first two pics today. Blogger is not playing nice today. sigh...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

SSS Swap

My swap parcel from my partner in the Secret Santa Sack Swap hosted by Cheryl has to wait until opening day!
 This is my sack and goodies that I sent out to my partner...we can choose either a stocking, sack or tote and my partner has plenty of totes, so she opted for a sack this year...this one is made of non Christmas fabric so that she can use it throughout the year per her request...I have enjoyed making gifts for her and hope she enjoys her new sack...
 Also my parcel from my secret santa in the SSCS which is hosted each year by Chooky has arrived as santa is being very sneaky as there was no name on the envelope or on the inside to give me a clue as to who they santa, if you read this my package has arrived safely...
This has been a busy time for me and my blogging has suffered for it...with the holidays as well as planning and getting things ready for B to go back to college the first week of Jan. it has been busy around here...Now we are sorting, buying supplies and packing up things for her to take back with her...I also have a bit of sewing to do yet for her in the form of pillow cases...busy times around here...

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bling Cloth

I am so in love with the making of my bling cloth. I am taking my time and adding so many wonderful things. The bumpy bit is made from silver lame and is so pretty in person. I like how it comes up through the stitch on the buttonhole lace. I am currently working on the stitch aspect of the cloth. So far there is french knots and buttonhole lace, bullions with more to come. I have also pulled out my silk ribbon to do a bit of sre on this cloth as well. There will be more bumpy bits, beads, fancy thread and maybe a sequin or two along the way. This is such a relaxing way to spend an evening. Hope you enjoy the sneak peek at my "bling" cloth.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On The Hooks

 I have been working on several knit and crochet projects lately and have finished several. So I started two, yes two new ones. I have started two separate poncho patterns. One is the traditional granny type poncho in blue. I am working it up in Lion Brand yarn that is so soft and cuddly.
The second poncho is a pattern of my own making and I am really liking it. I am using all the leftover yarn from all the shawls I have been making recently. You can see them here and here. Very simple but really nice in the way it is coming together. I am working on them both a bit everyday so they will finish about the same time. I am also working on a bit of cloth that is just wonderful to work with, more on that in a post of its own soon.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

POTC Blocks

Here are the newest blocks for my "Lucy Boston" quilt. I am now up to seven blocks total...I will be putting the connecting round on now as I don't want to leave all those to the would be so boring to do so...I am using a small dot in black on white...will show those next time...

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Finish and a Start

I have finished my second "Sunday Shawl" in the autumn colors. I am very pleased with how it has turned out. I have also started my first ever knitted socks. I am enjoying the making of them, but it is slow going. I hope I will become faster the more I knit. Right now I knit at a snails pace. Not like crochet at all. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I was very fortunate to have won an inspiration package from the lovely Sandy who blogs here...she has the most wonderful blog full of should get you a cuppa and plan to browse through her lovely blog...thank you Sandy, I already have plans for the doily and the hanky...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Simply Stitch 5

Working on my ledger and hanky cloth for SS5 class...I am enjoying working with the hankies and they are working up so nicely...stay tuned.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

12" Mini Swap

My final 12" mini has partner was Terry and she made me the sweetest little quilty...this has been a wonderful swap and a big thank you goes out to Cheryl our great swap hostess...this is the last of the three mini's for this on to some secret Christmas sewing.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunday Shawl

I finally finished my "Sunday Shawl" and I am so in love with has such a nice feel to it and is snuggly warm...I am already planning the colors for the next two of will be a gift for my mom in her favorite only took three days of crocheting in the evenings to finish this one...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hanky Play....

Playing with men's handkerchiefs and stitch. These are just pinned at the moment.    
I don't know why this one is sideways...blogger is not playing right today
These are nice men's handkerchiefs that I am using along with vintage linen pieces and lace, some new some vintage...

This one has a vintage cotton napkin with bows as well as some scrim lace with stitch added.

This one has cotton cluny lace as well as a piece of my lace and surface play added.

I really like this one as it is lavender/purple with a doily and vintage lace cuffs that I have had hanging around for a bit. All these need to be stitched down and then titivated...stay tuned...still posting from the iphone so picture quality is not the best, but will have to do for now...hopefully the laptop will be ready soon. Posting from the phone is a learning curve for me...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heart Pouch

The heart pouch that I had started a bout 6 months ago is now finished. The pale colors are not my norm, but it is growing on me.

fresh water pearls stitched down for some bling...

scrim flowers and vintage buttons...   
 still posting from my iphone as the laptop is still down and I hope it will be up and running soon...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lucy Boston POTC

Another block completed and I have two more basted and ready to stitch.


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