Knitting at night…

….packing during the day. Mom and I have been very busy.  



Such a pretty sunset flying in over the water today … Going to miss this view.  



Usually I’m somewhat frugal but I travel so much that I consider membership in Delta’s Sky Club lounge a luxury worth paying for – It’s nice to have a quiet place to wait for a flight.  

 Don’t expect to see any progress on my quilting the rest of the month. I’ll be in VA. 

Shopping for pirate wear


Edit: modeling my pirate wear …

I wasn’t brave enough to go for the full costume but a shirt and waist bangles seemed tame enough


More 9 patches

Linda wrote that she loved 9 patches on point which is funny because it just so happened that I used the leftover blocks from the quilt I shared yesterday in a small quilt where I set the blocks on point. Don’t you love the Baptist Fan quilting too?

I’m getting a slow start today but if I make it to the sewing room, I might just tie a quilt. I’ve got two sets of HeartStrings blocks finished and waiting for assembly too but I’m not expecting to accomplish a lot more before I leave on Monday … There’s Keith, laundry and packing, and football claiming my attention this weekend.

Nine patches 

I was reading my blogs tonight and came across Terri’s post on her 9 patch blocks. It reminded me of a donation quilt I made years ago … Don’t you love 9 patch blocks? I think it’s time for me to make another 9 patch quilt. 

What’s your favorite quilt pattern? I’m not sure I can pick one but I’d have to say 9 patch, log cabin, rail fence, and string quilts have been the ones I’ve made over and over through the years in one form or another. 

How space much is enough

I’ve spent some time layering and pinning two small tops today and I was thinking how much I’m going to miss having this extra room to spill over into. It’s eventually going to be a guest room but we’re waiting until we remodel our upstairs bathrooms and replace the carpet upstairs before we buy furniture for our room. The bed we’re using now, will then go into the guest room and because it’s a small room, I doubt there will be room for much else in there. 

Since I got my cutting table, I’ve left my tying table up in this room and it’s convenient when I need an extra surface – like today.  

I wonder if I can convince Keith to put a Murphy bed in this room? I love the idea that it can be folded up most of the time and just pulled down when there are guests. 


On my design wall

The woven top came down today and I put one of the 24 block sets of HeartStrings blocks up on the design wall and started moving blocks around. Decided that this setting needs to be a 48 block quilt so I started making and adding blocks. 

The plan is to still do this layout ….

….and this one too AND there a couple more ideas swirling around in my head so expect to see more of these over the next few months. 


Feeling like a local

When holiday flags and banners come down, pirate flags go up here in Tampa Bay. Feeling like a local flying the flag Chris gave Keith for Xmas. Gasparilla season is upon us.



The Woven top is assembled – finally. I thought this quilt would be more fun to make than it was although it wasn’t difficult. I’m glad I’d decided to make a smaller version than the pattern. 

I also cast on another scarf – for Becky. She liked this one I’d made but wanted it in gray.   

 She picked yarn from my stash while she was here at Christmas and although I was going to finish up one of the others before starting it, I messed up for the second time on the Eyeblink shawl so I tossed it aside for now and started the first of two I’m going to knit for Becky.
Pattern – Falling Birch Leaves
Needle size – 9

Yarn – Wollmeise Twin