Sunday, January 29, 2012

F.O. Valentines Table Runner

I would call this I blame Carolyn table runner. I needed a Valentine's Day table runner and decided to go with the latest pattern that was sent to me through the Quilt Bee.

Here is what the scraps looked like

Here is what the blocks looked like before they were trimmed up.

Here is the finished table runner. I still need to work on my binding - but otherwise I'm pretty happy with it!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Quilt Bee!

I joined a quilt bee this year. I was worried about the first couple baby months - but great friends will help out. Here was what I made for January's month. I'm in love with the pattern!!

Friday, January 27, 2012


Yes I do have more on the needles that needs work. These socks are a perfect example. I'm hoping to finish clue 2 in sock 2 this weekend!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FO Advent Mittens

Ah. Finished. 25 advent mittens!! I started on December 26th and finished on January 25th. A month for 25 of these bad boys!

Monday, January 16, 2012

FO Laundry Bag

I'm trying to finish up stuff in the babies room. Yesterday I finished a laundry bag. It is lined in a washable plastic so that I can put yucky outfits in there and not worry too much (plus the who thing is washable).

Now onto my Quilt Bee blocks!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Because of a dear knitting friend - yes you PoMo - I decided to try this sock knit along from TTL. I'm loving the pattern but DANG it is complicated and takes some series time! I feel like the slowest knitter on earth.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

W.I.P - OH MY!

In our house we always have an advent calender. We used to have a fantastic one that was wooden with little doors. It was perfect. But as things always seem to happen when you really really love something it gets destroyed (this one happened to burn in our house fire). We have been looking for a good replacement, but they are not easy to come by. I came up with the fun idea of knitting different mittens for each day and hanging them on a rod. Of course DH thought it was a great idea. Right after Christmas I decided to get started and now have realized the errors of my way (25 mittens is a lot of work). I'm at 13.5 mittens currently and hoping to finish them up before the baby comes. We'll see.

Fingers crossed that my next post on these is a 25 mittens finished post!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

F.O. Quilted Changing Table Organizer

We have been setting up the babies room and I noticed I would really like an organizer off the side of the changing table. As you can see it is pretty bare. I measured the width (17") and the length I wanted (12"). With those two things I set out to make something that hangs off the side.

Here was my selection of fabric with pockets and main fabric. DH picked out the fabric he liked the most (and that was what I went with).

To figure out pocket sizes I put down everything and measured them. I came up with a two pocket approach. After attaching the pockets and ties (and finishing up the lining I had my little organizer).

Here is what it came out like. I now think I'm going to make a laundry bag that is lined with PLU for the other side (maybe the same fabrics). Sometimes small projects are really rewarding. They seem to nearly finish them selves!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 in Review!

2011 was a great year for crafting in our household. I finished up a large number of projects.

Spun 3.5 lbs of roving for something near 5000 yards of yarn.
Knit ~14,000 yards.
Quilted 3 baby quilts, 2 queen size quilts, aprons, 1 wall hanging, 1 king size quilt and I started hexagon madness.

Now let's see what 2012 has to offer. I'm guessing with a baby in hand I might get a little less done.