Monthly Archives: September 2011

One scarf done

Published / by Mary / 17 Comments on One scarf done

The red one still needs blocking but this one is done – it could probably use some blocking too but it will have to wait and I plan to wear it next week.

The pattern is Seafoam – a free download from

The yarn is fingering weight, knit on size 8 needles. It was hand dyed and gifted to me by my sister Deb and I think this was the perfect use for it.

It’s kind of hard to get a good photo, the beads look lighter in the photo above than they really are – they’re all shades of blue, turquoise, and green and go well with the yarn. For some reason the green is not photographing well – not in the beads or in the yarn.


I really am not very good at this

Published / by Mary / 19 Comments on I really am not very good at this

You think I’d be a better quilter after 10+ years but I still struggle with these kinds of quilts. I’d like to blame it one the fact that I don’t do enough of this type of quilting but who knows if practice would make me any better.

This is a wallhanging of Mom’s and hopefully she won’t regret having me quilt it for her 🙂

The lighting tonight isn’t the best for showing the quilting and I always find RED hard to photograph but in this case, sharing less detailed photos are probably kinder to me the quilter!

It’s hard to see but the fern quilting in the outer border did turn out nicely – I’ll definitely do that again.