Sunday, March 29, 2015

Socks Off the Needles

This pair of socks has tested my being "in the now" with a thread (that while beautiful) thins and breaks, twists upon itself and became so tangled from the center pull it forced me to untangle some, knit, untangle, knit....If the first sock had not already come off the needles I just might have abandoned the yarn and the socks.  The pattern is a simple ribbed, nothing fancy (at least that made it easier).  I can't find the yarn band so I can't remember what it is.  I love the color and actually the feel is great. 

So, another pair in the sock drawer and another on the needles.

And then my walk today took me down a street just up my hill and I found at the end of the street this:

A library...wonder who finds this hidden jewel?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Threasholds in Spring and a free Spring pattern on Craftsy

The flowers, berries, and trees I see on my walk of a couple of miles each day.  Spring is opening up all round.

Also along the walk yard decorations
This happy group of bunnies really speak to Spring and I love this pattern on for a Spring Mug Rug or small wall hanging by So Sew Easy.  (the pattern is free).  Walk and enjoy your world as spring brings on sunshine and creative ideas.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St Patrick's Day and Thresholds of My Irish

Sewing on my vortex today and wearing green....Thresholds to my Irish blood... my great grand "Irish Joe" Toland. 

Quadrants are done, working on applique for corners. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Charity Quilts

Charily Quilts are my go to when I need to just sew and let go of any angst of what will be, pattern, color, and just let it all go.  Had retreat with my peeps and put into the bag charity quilts to sew along with another project.  I found it perfect on Friday night to sew and sew those 48 blocks together and just finish it while the wine and women talk flowed.

Another top in browns went together fast too.

Then another got done too. 
All the material was from stash and many of the squares were pieced to get the last "drop" from the fabric. 

I LOVE when stash leaves the house and will travel the world as a Lutheran World Relief quilt.  All the tops go to our  Women of the ELCA church group quilting to get sandwiched and tied so they can be ready for the truck taking them the weekend after Easter to the warehouse in Maryland before being shipped around the world.  This was my Lent "giveup" ...I gave up hoarding fabric that needs to go into the world and have cut a boat load of 10 1/2" squares to make more for LWR. 

"giveup" and give to others