Friday, January 30, 2015

Basketball & Leg Warmers

Last night was basketball practice. And it was picture night so I was there even longer than usual. (I'm a soccer-mom; basketball is not my game.)
Anyway, I took my final little leg warmer with me.

Only 2 rounds in. Here's what I have today...

Hopefully these will get mailed out on Monday. 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Orange... not one of my favorite colors, but I must say that I have enjoyed working on this table topper. 

Yesterday I put on the borders and quilted it. 

I even did some fancy stitching on the outer border. 

I'm still afraid of free motion quilting. My brain hiccups when I'm practicing & instead of smooth curves I end up with jumps and points. One of these days...

Tonight I'll square this one up and add the binding. I'm thinking brown. Or maybe the small green floral.


Stay tangle-free!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow, Family & Hibernating

It has finally started to snow here in north-central West Virginia; the girls are home from school & picking on me so I have retreated to my bedroom where I can snuggle up in my flannel quilt, drink a little drink & decide which new project to start. 
I'm thinking I should do some quilting. 
I'd also like to get another pair of socks started. But, I think what I'm going to do is look through my 18th century gardening book & plan for this spring...or browse for new spring chicks. 
I'll keep you posted. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Journey to The Perfect Cloud

I've cast on (another several times) and finally made it through 1 full pattern repeat. 

I think I'll stop here and add a life line. I know there is at least 1 mistake in this set, I'm hoping that I properly fixed all of the other oopsies. 

I'll keep you posted. 

Wishing you a tangle-free day!

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Today I tried lace knitting. It's not easy. Ripped back several times then gave up. I'm going to read now. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Redwood Forest Spinning

My project for today...

I'm loving how it's spinning out! It was purchased last summer at Knitting Addiction in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Can't wait to get back and see what colors she has this year. 

Thing 1 and Thing 2 spent the day knitting scarves for me from the yarn they  gave me for Christmas. 

Life is good today. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Little Bit Crafty Today

I knew I shouldn't try another resolution this year. Life always gets in the way. But, I'm glad it mom is home from her surgery (last Wednesday) & trying to bulk up for her next round of chemo. Cancer, no matter what kind, is just too intimidating. But... We got this!

Ok. Back to the craftiness...
I've been working a little bit on the leg warmers. I'm still stitching on number 3. 

I've done some sorting & trimming of fabric. Not much, but some. 

I started my first lace project while Mom was in surgery. It didn't last 10 rows. I don't think I'm ready for lace yet. 

Today I thought I would do some spinning. I even moved my wheel and chair to the living room so I could supervise the homeschool lessons. I ended up with this instead

a 6x9 inch brick of denim scraps. I played with the fancy stitches on my machine & tried a new stabilizer. My friend Susan told me she recycled her used dryer sheets as a stabilizer. I thought it worth a try & I must say, I'm impressed. It worked great & mine are just slightly bigger than 6x9 inches so it was easy to square it up. I have plenty of denim and already picked out a variety of complementing threads. I can't wait to do a couple more. 

On to basketball practice & those itty bitty leg warmers. 

Don't let life get you tangled. Keep on stitchin'!


Friday, January 9, 2015

2015-January Craft Journal

January 1- finished Kerrington's socks

January 2- finished spinning brown/grey wool

January 3- sorted & cut quilting scraps

January 4- Started Stella's leg warmers
January 5- Stella's leg warmers (in the car & I didn't get sick!)
January 6- Finished the first leg warmer & started the second

January 7- Stella's 2nd leg warmer
January 8- sorted photos & worked on the leg warmer
January 9- leg warmer again...plan to look for a pattern on Ravelry for the Claudia Hand Painted silk lace yarn I bought from Yarn Mountain before Christmas. (I have 2200 yards if you have any suggestions.)

My plan is to fit a little crafting into my schedule every day. 

Have you run into any "knots" this year?

Stay Tangle Free!