Sunday, January 31, 2010

in the middle of things.....

DH is busier than I am, his progress on
nephews baby blanket is going gangbusters.
He even worked in 5 stars in the big green middle stripe.
"To learn something different"
So I have titled it 5 star blanket.

My brother who caught the knitting bug at the same time this past holiday, just emailed me photos of his latest finish...a prayer shawl for a friend of their family
who is struggling with illness......
lovely model is my brothers' wife...he said that they went to gift the shawl and
 it was a special experience:

well done

as for my self not much to show
stitching a bit, filling in tree trunks and hillsides....eep and ugh!  like being in the doldrums,
but i will row through to more letters and the big bird in the middle of this sampler:

am also working on a small undecided project for mother of nephew due:

may you all find warmth and satisfaction in the work of your hands.

p.s. am also reading a sweet book titled "The Scent of Water" by Elizabeth Goudge
it is an older book published 1963
if you are a jane austen fan , i believe you would enjoy this... even though the era is different
i have read other books of hers over the years and they are aways enjoyable
check it usually can at the library ;-)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

quilt complete :0)

baby quilt complete
ready to be gifted:

note DH's knitting progress
on chair .......yes siree

and my latest knitting finish...another just enough ruffles scarf in "autumn rose"
blocked and ready for gifting..............clap * clap * clapping

happy hands

Sunday, January 17, 2010

this and that

lots of works in progress....
dh is a knitting prodigy

this is him
winding down after
his sunday a.m. jog

..his first knitting project
is now in use in the
kitchen sink

new nephew
expected in march
will be
receiving a baby blanket
from his uncle!

my brother sent me
a photo of his
2cnd sampler washcloth

as for myself....happily knitted a 2cnd scarf (pictures of same next time)
until then :

completed the above this morning, .......for dh....1982 the year we were married.....
this was an delightful pattern from heartstring primitives:
cute for valentines day...and his new found talent!
stitched this on the linen gifted from kathy (
it was perfect for this design......thanks again

Almost complete, the baby quilt from about 1 month ago........

professionally quilted by my dear friend sandie
i love the bird motif on the border
i gave her the top piece....she made magic happen
she added red border, outer border and straightened up my mismatched corners &
created the backing with remnant fabric

all i have to do is finish the binding....(look sandie almost there)
so hopefully a completion photo tomorrow
happy stitches and satisfaction with life

Sunday, January 10, 2010

hello 2010

After a busy holiday season with many visitors,guests, and some traveling scattered throughout, the house is back to normal.....whatever that is......
Heres what was completed last week, my first knit pattern ever, a scarf pattern titled "Just Enough Ruffles"
found here

i loved knitting this
it was fairly easy...
of course i had to email
questions to the designer
twice, but she was most helpful,
as was the owner of my local
I currently have two
scarves in progress.
I feel like a knitter now, am thinking
it will be time to attempt socks this
spring or summer......
easy does it.

DH has been saying he might like to learn to knit

so after a bit of teaching...Behold!!!!

there you have it.....i love it..........
my brother came to visit with his family for new years and my brother learned to knit in one sitting,
This was added inspiration and challenge for DH.The photo below is my brothers wash cloth.
We all had fun with the nutty knitting circle......spoke with my brother yesterday he says he is onto washcloth #2 doing a "seed stitch"....and planning a scarf after that with an andalusian stitch.......I feel the mojo.

not much cross stitch happening, just a few little stitches here and there...
stay warm,