Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mad Hatter

I finished up this hat last night.  It's just rows up and down of single crochet, then I folded up the bottom.  It's very thick and I think it will be very warm.  Not sure who it will go to yet, or if anyone will even want it!

Another Addy Picture

The good thing about this picture is it does not include a chewed up quilt!  I went upstairs to work on Mom's curtains last night (which I finished! woohoo!) and while I was up there, Addy got into some mischief.  She got into the garbage, the dirty dishes, on the counter, and in the clean laundry!  She was a busy dog and wore herself out, so she decided to take a nap, I guess!  Now, so that you don't think she is a small dog, that sofa is a full size sleeper sofa, and yes, she takes up that much room!

It's a good thing we love that dog...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Red Beret

Would you believe that I crochetted this hat?  I surprised even myself because it seemed like it would be well above my skill level.  I am very pleased with the results and plan to make another one very soon.

Curtain Call

I got a call from my mother asking me to make her a set of curtains for the windows on either side of her front door.  And could I make them before Thanksgiving?  ho ho ho.  Yeah, well, they won't take too long.  They are just narrow curtains with casings at either end.  I sent her this picture to see which fabric she wanted.

She chose the second one, the one with the white background and little black accents.  I cut the material out last night and intend to do the sewing tonight.

There is actually a story behind that fabric.  It has been in my stash for a very long time.  Probably since the 1980's.  I think I bought it at Wal Mart.  I liked it so much I bought several yards of it, and also bought several yards of it in reverse - black with white designs.  My intentions were to make a sun dress.  Hmm.  Yeah, well, you know that sun dress never got made, right?  hahaha

Another Addy Patch

Since I was repairing one quilt, I thought I might as well repair another.  Addy took a chunk out of the edge of this string quilt a while back and it has been waiting patiently for me to repair it.  I did that last night.  It's back on the quilt rack in the front room and getting plenty of use with these cold evenings!

I finished the binding on Joyce's Pink Log Cabin Quilt.  It is done!  Going to take it up to her Thursday.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Just A Little Bit More

Here's a pic of the pink log cabin I'm taking to my mother in law over Thanksgiving.  It needed the binding yet in this picture.  Since then I have attached the binding to the back and to two sides of the front.  It won't take long to get that all done and it will be ready to go.

Somebody Tell Me Why I Have A Dog

Addy decided the Paducah 2014 quilt tasted good, apparently.  I was NOT happy.  Not happy at all.  But, to be honest, I make the quilts to be used and if something like this happens, it just happens.

Here's the repair job.  I guess I could have matched up the materials and binding, but that would have taken a lot of time and effort.  It's fixed and done.  Now, to go get that dog a few more chew toys...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Two More

Yeah, I know I should be quilting, but these hats have interrupted things for a little bit.  I promise to get back to quilting asap.  In fact I wanted to go straight downstairs after work yesterday, but Johanna walked in right after I got home, then we went out to supper, so that shot my plans.

So instead I made these two hats!  The smaller one is for Johnathon and the larger one was originally for Ben but Johanna said he would not wear it.  I asked if she would and she said yes, so she got it!  Going to make Nick and Ev each one, but think it will be a different pattern.  Working on different things right now.

Since we didn't order pizza last night, I'm going to try my plan again.  The go straight downstairs part, at least!  haha.  Then order pizza when the quilt comes off the frame.

Tomorrow night I am going out to supper with my sister, so anything I do will be later.  Doubt I will work on any quilting tomorrow night.  As long as I get the binding on it over the weekend I will be happy.  Need to take it up to his mom over Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Baby Hats

I got sidetracked...  Saw a pattern to make newborn and preemie hats for babies.  It looked like something easy I could crochet, so I whipped these two little hats up.

I'll donate them to the local hospital.

I am trying to find a pattern to make a quick crochet hat for Johnathon, too.  I might just modify this pattern.

Tonight I would like to go straight downstairs again and finish up the quilting on the pink log cabin, or at least get most of it done.  And I've already decided tonight we are having pizza for dinner, so I'm not cooking!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Got Down To It

I was in the mood to quilt the moment I walked in the door after work tonight!  I went straight to the basement and started quilting on the pink log cabin that's loaded on Gemma right now.  After making one pass tonight, I turned it and will only have one more full pass and a few more inches to finish!  I could have kept going, but I needed to do a few things upstairs, so I am content with what I did get done.

We have had rain for a couple days now and the wind is really picking up.  Think we might get some storms tonight.