Archive for August, 2012

One done

I still have to close the toes on the pink socks I knit before starting these but the watermelon socks are done.


And while I prefer socks from fingering yarn (this is sport weight) these are pretty comfy.


Mall of America

I rarely go the the mall – I’m just not a shopper but today’s errands require it. Luckily I can get my steps in walking to and from the Light Rail station.


Great expectations – few accomplishments

I had plans to accomplish a lot on the quilting list this week but it seems all my energy has been drained by the last couple months. Some reading and knitting yesterday, genealogy research at the library today, errands and maybe some more knitting Wednesday and Thursday, and maybe I’ll finally get down to some quilting on Friday.

A HeartStrings sew-in

Just home from the WI/MN area HeartStrings sew-in. We had a small group today of just 7 quilters but still had a wonderful time and got a lot accomplished. I gave Kathy a stack of finished quilts for the Holiday Angel program they support and brought home a stack of tops that will be be quilted in the coming months.

Now I remember

On the to do list is finishing assembling these blocks on the design wall. I can’t believe how long they’ve been up here without me working on them.


Of course, as soon as I started working on them I remembered why I hadn’t just finished up this top … Lots of pinning needed to get the pinwheels to line up.


So it won’t be done today but I will work on it a bit each day until it’s finish.

Halfway home


Easy Double 4 Patch

I love it when someone sends me a photo of a quilt from one of my instruction sheets or inspired by one of mine.

Here’s an Easy Double 4 Patch from my site from Vic. I love it!


Would you recognize me?

I was in Joann’s here in VA with Mom and the woman cutting Mom’s fabric recognized me from reading my blog. It’s always fun to meet readers but surprising too since I don’t expect to be recognized. Would you recognize me??

I’ve mostly been knitting this trip but did do some cutting today … A couple projects of Mom’s and one that Mom is going to piece for me … Nice isn’t she?

I showed you the watermelon socks yesterday and they now have heels but I’ve also been knitting on this cowl.


I’m anxious to get home to Chesty and I head back tomorrow. I did call to check on him today and they held him up to the camera so he could wave to me. He’s so cute!


Working on my socks

I’m still at Mom’s and it’s a stormy afternoon so we’re sitting here knitting


Mom’s been toying with the idea of trying knitting again so I picked up some yarn for her to practice with to see if it holds her interest.


It’s time for a shower

We’ve had a baby boom in the family since Caleb was born. They weren’t able to attend but we had a shower in VA this weekend for Chris and Becky with my family.


It meant so much to me for them to come up from GA.



I am SO enjoying my visit. Today we walked a local trail and then I sent this photo to my son. The joke is I am good with boys but with the new baby being a girl I’m going to be lost …. Luckily I can practice with my niece’s little girl.

My sister and I on the Nolan Trail


The photo I sent to Chris …. I can adapt!


This should go fast

This yarn is SO soft! You can find the project details on my Ravelry page


The last one

I have no more quilts waiting for binding!

These blocks were pieced by Luisa and her friends in Italy and assembled into a top by Sheree at the last WI/MN HeartStrings sew-in. Quilted and bound by me, truly a group effort and can you believe that I was able to match that turquoise when I went to pull fabric from my stash for the binding???


It’s late but I’m going to try to cast on another cowl tonight so I’ll have two knitting projects to take with me. This is a different pattern and I’ve got some lovely red yarn!