Saturday, December 1, 2007


Well I'm done - finally!! I started on this set a month ago for a swap. I knew there would not be enought of the beautiful Nurturing Threads
BFL yarn for the longies. I luckily had some undyed BFL that worked perfectly. It was a little tricky making sure the length of the legs was even - but I think I did a pretty good job (major patting my own back!). I used Belladonna designs pattern - but added the ruffle on the bottom to spice the longies up a little!

The Shirt is appliqued with an owl - a favorite of my swap partners so I hear! I used a spray on stabilizer that washes off after you are done appliquing - it worked well. Just wish I had gotten smaller needles for my machine - I forgot that I had broken the last one and so my needle was a little large for the applique. I'm hoping that the shirt holds up without any holes developing around the applique.

Now I just hope my Swap partner likes them - I'm always nervous when I make something for someone. Never sure if they will like it or if my work is good enough to give away.

Friday, November 2, 2007


I dyed yarn...for the very first time! I was trying to match a piece of fabric that I have and want yarn to coordinate with. I don't know how well I did - I'm going to wait until the yarn drys before I judge. I did get splotches of the wrong color in places I really didn't want it - but hopefully it is not to bad and when it is knitted up will not be noticable!
I used Orange, Pina-Pineapple, Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade, and Tamarindo for colors. I mixed a little of the Tamarindo with both the orange and the Pineapple to darken them a little. I know I need a larger/flatter microwave pan - other than that I think it went well.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick or Treat

Well it was a good night - Molly had a blast going trick or treating. She was a little timid at first and we had to tell her to yell out "trick or treat" when we got to a house - but all in all I think she had a great time. Josh still doesn't know what is going on - but had fun being on Daddy's shoulders and going for a walk. Molly was more interested in asking what each of the candies were than eating them - makes a mama proud!

Still very behind on projects. Have 4+ quilting projects that need to get done before the end of the year (ya right!). I also need to get a few knitting projects for gifts done!
Oh for more time in a day!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007