Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
sneaks peeks for Christmas gifts...
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Who? What to make? What supplies?
I found some yummy yarn in my own stash for a few projects and then headed on over to the yarn shop with Eve and picked up a few other delicious treats!!
I'm feeling full of energy and ambition and I'm calling this basket "ROUND ONE!"
Are you with me?
What is your medium going to be this Christmas?
Monday, October 12, 2009
These are the guy friendly version of the fetching gloves that I made so many pairs of last winter.
Love them... I made them for HobbyHubby.
They were supposed to be his gift for last Christmas...
Yeah, well... October... hmm... I KNOW!!!
I started these yummy mitts in May, but there were lots of issues...
- The dog really did eat them... she split one of the double pointed needles right in half completely pulling the project off the needles. hmm... maybe I shouldn't have left the piece on the table....
- I really did have to re-knit the first glove... eh, hmm... 4 times.... yes, too long, didn't count rows, forgot to cable, dog ate it...(oh said that already)
- I really didn't knit for weeks and weeks... then would knit for 10 minutes and then not again... for a month.... hmmm.... What was I doing? Maybe my Hobby ADD state of mind!
The happy news is that the mitts are finished. The sad news is that the mitts are the only completed knitting project in 5 months... I think my ambition has returned... I hope!!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Crazy Mom Quilts- Amanda Jean requested blocks from her readers for the Quilts of Valor project. The block above was my donation. Head over there to see all of the lovely squares that were donated!
Simple Mom- Love this plan for a stress free holiday. Check out the series that will be offered for easy holiday season.
Waking up in Bavaria- This former Simple Sparrow blogger has moved with her family from California to Germany for the next year. Each post has the most lovely pictures!
(Maybe I'll see you tomorrow too!)
Saturday, September 12, 2009
It took me until late August to finally make these tents.
My peeps choose to set them up close together and have already spent hours playing in them.
Annestelle playing last Sunday morning, still in her jammies...
(one of the great benefits of Saturday night mass is our lazy Sunday mornings)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Peach crisp preparation.
Now there is an abundance of peach crisp in our freezer.
Beside the peach crisp are bags and bags of frozen peaches ready for other recipes.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Noah, Rose, Simon & Annestelle before we went down the hill to the creek.
Rose carrying Annestelle back up the hill. Noah & Simon are already far up the hill there in the background.
Thanks Noah and Rose! You are two of the most special kids I know!!!
Monday, August 10, 2009
It is the perfect pattern!
Aunt Mary had the perfect fabric too...
Don't you just love it when someone knows what you like before you even do?
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
working on the borders
quilting the blocks
more of the blocks
I'm pretty much thinking I'm never going to want to quilt on my regular machine again.
I still have the binding to add to this quilt... soon...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Guess how many times I've been to the library to pick up books during the last week? 3 times! Walk in, pick up, leave! It is a lovely stack I've been studying! It is a stack full of sewing and knitting inspiration!
Why didn't anyone tell me this secret before? What are your library habits?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This photo was a collaboration by HobbyHubby and me. We set up the quilt, the felted bag, and the knitting in progress right out in the herb garden between some basil and some lavender. (I have so many things to learn about photography!) I can't believe how easy it was to work with Adobe Photoshop to change the dimensions and add text to create the banner. I definitely have room for improvement, but I think it's a start!
What do you think? Go ahead, give me the good, the bad and the ugly comments!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
A bit of our workspace...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
May was a very busy month and I just couldn't seem to fit in blogging time!
Instead of blogging, I..
- helped with the school auction
- ran the Mother's Day 5k
- went on a field trip with Simon's Kindergarten class
- saw Simon graduate from Kindergarten
- helped Annestelle deal with pneumonia
- made a trip to Akron to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday
- went to the end of year conferences for the little peeps
- enjoyed the first week of summer break with the little peeps
- met my best friend in Syracuse for a quilting getaway to work on quilts for her girlies
- put in a garden
- cleaned the deck
- cleaned my carpets
- cleaned out my closet
- read ALLOT
I didn't manage any time for
- finishing any quilting projects of my own
- doing the other HUNDRED things on my list!
Welcome Summer Break!
HobbyMommy's back and I'm going to challenge myself to a post a day for the rest of the month...
I'm looking forward to hearing from you all soon as I've missed you!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
The pattern, called 1-2-3-Go, was pretty easy to follow and quick to put together. I spent about 3 hours from start to finish, after I found just the right fabric. The fabrics are scraps from a quilt my mom started last year. I'm quite pleased to have them reinvented into this happy purse!
Some staff at the local Jo-Ann Fabrics recognized my purse from the magazine cover and made a big fuss! Well, isn't that good for a girl's self-esteem?
Monday, April 6, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I made these happy little fortune cookies last week in about 15 minutes.
I used a pattern from CraftSanity and printed the fortunes from http://www.chinese-fortune-cookie.com/fortune-cookie-ideas.html.
The fortune cookies made for a fun little ice breaker for dinner out with a new group of girlfriends! These ladies are a fun group! Loads of laughter!
Monday, March 16, 2009
but decided the mistake adds some character.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I think I've worn them every day since and I can
see that some of my seasonal scraps are going to make
some lovely seasonal slippers.
I did make a few changes to the supplies.
I used that grippy stuff (love that really technical term) from JoAnn's on the
bottom and then added batting in between the bottom
and the lining so that I wouldn't feel the bumps from
the grippy stuff!
Oh, and I must say that I really do love the fold over elastic.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Teddy Jr. designed by Little Mr.
Friday, March 6, 2009
This shop was fantastic.
With the buggy fabric I made Little Miss
a backpack for her violin binder and lesson books.
I re-purposed some wool from a skirt for the bottom, and used some corduroy form a pair of pants for the panel with the embroidered name and for the straps.
The girlie loves it!
She tried it out today when we went to her violin lesson!