Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Carol's Quilts

Carol brought me 3 small quilts.  She keeps me quite busy.
 

 
I did overalls on each of these quilts.  The top has leaves, the next one flowers.


 
And then came swirls with a little feather action.


 
Have a blessed day.  This is the day that the Lord has made.  Rejoice and be glad in it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Farm Girl Bonnets

Eloise came over a couple of days with this baby bonnet on.


 So I suggested to her that we could make a "Little House on the Prairie" bonnet.  She takes sewing lessons and was able to help with it.


 Then we made a second one for her sister. Juliet didn't want to wear it so Clara did.  I thought Clara would be the one to not want to keep it on, but she did.


 I found the pattern at this site.  It is a very easy tutorial to follow.  It probably took about a half hour to make the hat.


 I showed Eloise how she could wear it without being on her head.


 We added the red strip for contrast.


 Aren't they sweet?


Monday, June 15, 2015

Jordan and Bonnie Get Married

Son #4 got married on June 6 to a lovely young lass named Bonnie Ann.  Here are a few photos.



 We had a big party after the ceremony.  There was the River City Boys and Girls Band
playing 76 Trombones.


There were some Scots singing the song," Bonnie Ann"


 And Bonnie sings the song, Mr. Snow  from the musical "Carousel"  Check out the lyrics here.
Jordan doesn't work with fish, but the song does seem to suit him.


At the end we have some men that do Hebrew dancing.  Here's the young couple up in the chairs.

I hope I gave you a small glimpse of our celebration.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Lamb and a Gecko


My newest crocheted toys.  They are always great prizes.
A girl in my daughter's school class received the lamb.


 He is crocheted with a lot of popcorn stitches.


 The pattern is modified from Spanish instructions.  If you already know how to crochet, it just takes a little work to translate.


 Eloise likes showing him.


And then I made this gecko.  He is quite large.



 I gave him to Clara for her 2nd birthday which was yesterday.


 Happy Birthday, Clara!!


Here is the Ravelry link for him.  You can get his pattern for free and in English.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wee Woodland Creatures

These are some of my latest knitting.  There are always small animals wanted for the prize box.  These were very fast to knit up.  They stand about 3" high.

I'll  introduce you.
 This is Mr. Otter


 Mr. Mouse

 Mr. Hedgehog


 Mr. Hare


Mr. Fox
Mr. Squirrel

You can have fun with these.  It takes less than an evening to make each one.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Karen's Quilts

 Pretty colors.  Bright quilts.


 I did the same overall design on both quilts, loops.


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Monday, May 25, 2015

J & B's Wedding Quilt

I have a son getting married in two weeks.  I've been working on a whole cloth quilt for them. You can see the design process in this post.  It gets pretty exciting to make them such a present.  It's also pretty exciting to have another son getting married.  
I have put the top of the quilt on my longarm with thick poly batting.  I used wash away thread on the top and sewed around the edges of the the design to get ready for cutting away.
 In this pic, you can see the design that's been sewn around.


 This is the backside with the batting.


And now I'm cutting away.  I'm using very sharp little scissors.  The ones I have are surgical shears.  They work so nicely.


 This is a sit around fun part, but it does take some time.  Then the quilt will be ready to go back onto my machine and the real quilting will begin.