Friday, September 23, 2011


 Oh my, I haven't kept up to date with my blogging in a little while.
I did finish those two quilts from the same fabric.  The blocks in the pinwheel one are 12 inches, so it's a nice size "lap rug" or quilt for an young adolescent girl.

The other has smaller blocks -- about 7 inch blocks so it will be for a baby.

In the meantime, I've also been spending evenings knitting.  I just finished this sweater for my grandson's October birthday.

And just for fun, I decided to finally try some "tiny" knitting from a pattern book that my daughter sent me.
And my little hot dog is not nearly as tiny as the instructions call for.  I just don't have very many colors of fingering yarn.  So my hot dog is made with size 5 needles instead of size one.  I'm not sure I could have even done it on size ones -- I'm too clumsy!

It's not the kind of knitting I usually do or am "in to" but it is LOTS OF FUN !

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Silly me -- I figured wrong and cut way too many blocks for my pinwheel quilt.

Even sillier me, I was thinking if cut them in half again I'd have the same pattern pieces, just smaller.
 But I was wrong.  (Just where is my brain today?)  Instead I ended up with Half Square Triangles --

Being too lazy to take out the stitching and restitch and recut, I'll just use these blocks for a baby quilt.
Using these "cornerstone" pieces leftover from another quilt, I think it will come out to be just the right size for some wee girl.

I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Well, I've got a new camera and have played around with it a bit.
Now I see that there is a new blogging format too.
Oh my, this might just be too much for this electronics challenged grandma to figure out all in one morning!

First of all, I thought I would show  you the chenille with a couple of the the blocks that I was working on when I last posted.  So here they are.

And while I'm at it, I'll show you the other (only one other so far) photo that I've taken with the new camera.
This is a scarf that I finished yesterday, using left over yarn from one of my granddaughter's sweaters. It will be a Christmas present for someone, not sure who yet.

So now I'll just have to play with my camera a bit more and keep on knitting and sewing, of course.