Thursday, January 16, 2020

Finally feeling Human!

Sunset at the library

We started off the new year with a  visit from our daughter and 2 granddaughters (4 and 6). It was a wonderful visit! Except, sweetie and I both caught a horrible cold from the 4 year old. Finally feel like we are getting over the sickness.  Also, 4 year old left one of her "stuffies" behind.  A little kitty named "Sunset".  So to ease the situation we have been taking Sunset around town and sending the girls photographs of her adventures. Yesterday Sunset went to the library.

Knitmas scarf

I have only knit dishrags all autumn long. I saw a MKAL (mystery knit along) on Ravelry and decided to go for it. It is called Twelve Days of Knitmas. One clue each day for 12 days starting on December 26th. I didn't finish in the 12 days, more like 18. But it was fun to knit something other than dishrags.

Courthouse Steps
In November I tested a new class at my local guild. Courthouse Steps. I am still working on getting the pattern tidied up. I had a bunch of cut strips to show how to sew the blocks together leftover from class. I finally got all of them sewn and here is the batch of blocks. Right now I haven't decided on a setting. I am going to quilt as you go each block, trying out different designs.  I have a couple of other design options for this pattern, I will show them soon.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I am a week late, but it has been very hectic around here and so I am starting off the new  year a bit delayed. It has been a while since I posted. We spent 4 months away from home without easy access to the internet. It is easy to get out of the habit of a weekly post.

Orphan Friendship Quilt

The last quilt finished last year was a project that came from an activity called Orphan Night. Everyone donated their Orphan blocks, they were sorted into groups of like minded blocks and the groups of quilters put them together into tops. Anyone who had participated (donating or sewing) got a chance to win a top. I had worked on this top with a friend. And another friend won the top! I volunteered to quilt it for her.  It was fun.

Inspired by Endangered Species

Dwarf Bearclaw Poppy

I have participated in several quilt  book challenges with Donna De Soto. The most recent endeavor is "Inspired by Endangered Species". I received my pre-release copy yesterday, and it is fabulous! The book should be out in the next couple of weeks. My quilt is the Dwarf Bearclaw Poppy. It is found only in a small area of Washington County, Utah.  They have a very specific habitat and have not been able to be grown elsewhere. Their habitat is being encroached by housing and also was divided by a freeway.  I am thrilled to be a part of this project!  The entire collection will be shown at Road to California at the end of this month.

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