Wednesday, January 22, 2014

This is for my Brother!

All my brother wanted to know was what a person could use all those felted bowls for? So I thought...hmmmm... how about paper clips, spare change..
Then one day my Dad was checking them out and thought maybe he could turn a wooden insert for now I have little bowls that can hold snacks as well!
I love them! What does my brother think now?
And another UFO has been completed!
These barrel bag sets are a favorite of mine. They are perfect for travelling. The small case fits a toothbrush and toothpaste perfectly. The large one is big enough to hold your basic shower supplies!
I have a couple more small UFO's to finish....
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Scraps! Scraps! Scraps!

It has been a long time...months in fact since I had a clean ironing board!
And months since I had no full scrap bins piled underneath my ironing board!
After several months of sorting and cutting scraps I have them all doesn't look like much for all the effort I put in but I will get 3 or 4 beautiful scrap lap quilts out of these.
First I cut the hexagons, next the pairs of strips (for a French braid quilt) and finally with what was left I cut 2-1/2" squares. I emptied at least 5 boxes...and maybe more...
...I shall not let my scraps get so out of control again.... 
Let the quilting begin once again! Happy stitching!

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Little Fun...

It is always fun at this time of year to sort something out and then clean it up! So what did I do? I cleaned up my yarn stash. It is usually something I stay on top of, but I did have a bit of left over wool from other projects...
It was good timing that I found this pattern in a library book.... It is an Idiots Book for Knitting by Megan Goodacre. It is a fabulous reference book, especially for beginner knitters.
I could not resist, so for several evenings I knitted up a storm with any feltable wool scraps I had.
Here they are after felting in the washer in hot water.
I fit them over glasses to dry them.
We were using cups to drink out of for a day!
And...dry and done. Now the big question is...what in the world do I do with them all????
And finally, I can show and tell something I made for Christmas.
This is a needlecase for interchangeable knitting needles. I found the pattern online at
It was a fabulous pattern. This case I made for myself...
And this case I made for my wonderful friend Cheryl....
The only thing I may have done differently is use a stiff interfacing to make it a bit more sturdy. But it is has little slots for the needles, larger pockets for the cables and a zippered compartment for the tools you need for interchangeable needles.
Now I have to get my sewing room cleaned up so I can have some fun this week quilting!
Happy Stitching!