Friday, October 31, 2008


I've been Booed by Jeanne over at Luv2Stitch. I don't think there is any chocolate involved either. Happy Halloween everyone! I'm "booing" the following people:

I haven't blogged in awhile. I've been busy working on blocks for a 3 inch swap that I'm in at our Dear Jane retreat. We don't show these blocks to each other until we swap them on Friday at the retreat. Then I realized that I could show you the 6 blocks that I made for the last round. There are 7 of us in the swap this time, and we pick 6 blocks from anywhere and make one for each person in the swap.

I also got good mail this week. My friend Jackie who has been living in Alaska for awhile sent me a package yesterday. She is now back in California. Jackie is my un-secret pal from several years ago, and she sent me an un-birthday present. That is a long story that would tend to incriminate some people. All for now. Have a good day!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008


It's fall in Indiana. The leaves are gorgeous. I spent some time Sunday afternoon raking, and it was going great until I hit a bee hive (or something) next to our house. They swarmed, and I ended up with a half a dozen stings. One of those stings was in my head. That really didn't feel good.

I finished this Dear Jane triangle yesterday. This has been a long term project that I hope to finish soon. I've been working on it longer than I worked on the Nearly Insane quilt.

My new sock yarn came in the mail a few days ago. I have a pair started in a color called Desert Dusk that I hope to finish soon..........

Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Finished!!!!!

Here is the photo of my finished Nearly Insane top. Thanks to the girls at Quiltmakers for holding the quilt while I photographed it. I should tell you that I've started Nearly Insane 3 times, but from what I hear from others that is pretty normal. The 3 or 4 blocks from my first attempt were made into needle books by a friend doing projects to sell to raise money for a worthy cause. OK. Yes, I did buy back one of the needle books made from one of those blocks. I got a bit farther on my second attempt and have almost 8 of those blocks. I'm going to make those into a small quilt. Then I saw Hanne's red and white blocks and decided I really liked the two color quilt. The quilt is made up of 98 blocks some of which are half blocks that go along the edges. Each block is 6 inches finished. The total quilt measures 96 1/2" inches.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A finish!!!!

Do any of you remember back when we only had 3 or maybe 4 TV channels? On Sunday evenings we would gather around the set and watch The Ed Sullivan Show. I remember this one guy that would come on stage with a bunch of poles that looked like dowel rods and a stack of dinner plates. He would start one plate spinning then start a second, third, etc. etc. Then after awhile the first plate would slow down so to keep it from falling off and breaking he would run back to that first plate and give it a turn. Well, I am kind of like that guy with my quilting and knitting projects. I work on one for awhile then another and another. But, I'm happy to say that I've finished my first pair of socks made from Koigu. I've made a pair from worsted weight yarn, and I love them.

I went to my local quilt shop last week and bought Jo Morton's new book, Yesterday's Charm. I'm still working on my Nearly Insane quilt. After I finally finish that one I will want to work on some smaller projects for sure. Now I'm off to the sewing room.

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