Monthly Archives: June 2013


Published / by Mary / 3 Comments on Finished

I finished the binding on this one last night. The top was pieced by AnnG – I always love finishing her HeartStrings tops!


On the machine today is a queen sized sports theme top of my Aunt’s….I’ve made a good start but expect I’ll be working on this for at least the next 2-3 days in between other tasks.

Quiet weekend

Published / by Mary / 7 Comments on Quiet weekend

I didn’t work much this weekend — a little knitting, a little binding, and a little cutting.

I also attended a genealogy research lecture on Saturday and Keith and I took a bike ride today.

I’ll post a photo of the quilt I bound tomorrow and here’s a very poor photo of the tumblers up on the design wall.


There are lots of sashed tumbler quilts out there and I’d had one on my to do list for a while as something different to do with my GO dies but I was finally motivated to start it after seeing a completed quilt shared with me by one of my blog readers. She used a published pattern and an elongated tumbler shape (I’m not making the same quilt) but it did spur me on to pull out the one I’d played at drafting a while back.


As you can see its not a completed design but it was enough to capture the idea for future use. I do have a half Tumbler die that I hadn’t used yet which I’ll use on the top and bottom and it won’t be a large quilt …. Just a small one for donation.

The photo is terrible I know, a hazard of shooting it with my iPad at night in my hallway that isn’t particularly well lit. I just did enough today to play around with my idea for constructing it. With the angles it’s not completely straightforward.

On my needles

Published / by Mary / 1 Comment on On my needles

I have two shawls to knit in July but can’t start either of them yet so I started this Herringbone Lace Shawl today in Cannon Falls. I’d bought some Berroco Vintage yarn there and made a shawl when Sheree and I met at What in Yarnation last year and I really enjoyed working with Vintage and the drape of the finished shawl ( it’s for donation eventually as is this one unless I change my mind).


This will make a good travel project for the trip to Seattle next week too so I don’t regret starting it even though I’ve got two others in the queue for the first of July.


Published / by Mary / 4 Comments on Quilted

Still working through the list. I quilted this HeartStrings top pieced by AnnG tonight and got the binding on. It’s ready for me to hand stitch this weekend (or sooner if I get around to it). This is another one I bought home from the last sew-in in Roberts WI.


More Dwirling … It’s quick, easy, and looks good – Just what I needed today.


I also hunted through the yarn stash and pulled some for my July Camp Loopy project. Even got it wound and put it in the project bin for my GA trip.