Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Linda H made this quilt, "Pansy Garden" in 2016 but the binding wasn't completed until this year. Linda said that she had one metre of the red pansy fabric and every bit of it was used in the centre of each Anvil block.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
This quilt was at the cabin for a few years, I brought it home this summer to trade it with a different one. The pattern is "Woodland Clover" from the book "More Nickel Quilts" by Pat Speth. I made the quilt in 2006. It's interesting to see the difference in my quilting from then to now, I used lots of stippling and meandering back then, I'm a little more adventurous now. I'll have to fold the quilt a different way next time, I see it has a fold line in the middle.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
I started this Corner to Corner crocheted afghan last summer when I was on vacation and recently finished it. The colour combination doesn't look that great, I was using up leftover yarn. On the plus side, the afghan is extremely comfy to cover up with. It doesn't have big open spaces like other crocheted patterns, it's nice and thick. It may not be a beauty but will get constantly used.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Linda H just completed this masterpiece, "Under The Sea" as a gift for her son-in-law. Linda designed the layout of the quilt and most of the fish blocks, only a few were from patterns. It took a great deal of figuring to get everything to fit together, Linda would lie awake at night, planning on what to do next. At one point, I had to mail a piece of the light blue background fabric to Linda because she was running out, I happened to have some in my stash. Linda finished the quilt in time to give it to Gavin and Sarah when they came to visit, it was received with great delight.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
I just finished knitting the second sock, the first one was made last July. It was a learning and ripping experience, I had never made socks before. I should have started each sock with the same section of the self-striping yarn, oh well. It's a blistering heat wave here and I'm wearing them because it's so exciting to have them done, haha!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
This cross stitched item was displayed in the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon. I stood there and gawked at it for the longest time, amazed by the excellent workmanship. It was stitched in 1992 by many different people, then was assembled by a needlecraft guild. It was hanging on the wall, I thought it should have been under glass to protect it from being handled.