Sunday, December 10, 2017

Monday Making

I'm hanging my little feather tree quilt....

and a family needlepoint
that has been in the family for ages.

I LOVE using these sentimental Christmas decorations.
Of course there's LOTS of  GIFT making going on too!

Handwork and baking continue to keep me on my TOES!

What are YOU making???

Next week I hope to have a link up of  Christmas quilts.
Get those pictures ready Quilters!!!
 It will be a WHOLE week of quilts this time.
Links will be open December  17- 24

Friday, December 8, 2017

December is here

As our family grows....
the stocking supply needs to be expanded.

I made these stockings with an old
chenille-like bedspread, felt and some stitching.
They kind of go along with the vintage knit ones
we already have.
At least they don't CLASH with them!
I"m so proud to be doing this
BEFORE Christmas eve!

I also finished a beanie this week.
I used a VERY simple pattern,
Ribbed cap, found in a library book.
I used TWO different colors.
I love the way it turned out!!

When the Christmas Making is done
I want to get back to THIS!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Monday Making

Opportunities to make and GIVE potholders
keep popping up!!!
I am EMBRACING them!

This little pair began with an old quilty experiment.
I found the wavy pieces in my scrap basket.
That meant ALL I had to do was make a little
Potholder "sandwich"
( I used wavy lines)
and then...


Wish ALL my little gifties were that easy.

What are YOU making this week???

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Small finishes

This is the time of year we MAKERS 
do a lot of MAKING!
I've been doing a little bit of this
a little bit of THAT.

I love the colors in this small potholder...
Don't you?

That center spot of color POPS inside the soft blue!

This table runner has been in my MIND 
for quite a while now.

I wanted to merge some silver sparkly yarn
as the warp
and weave SOMETHING into it.

The question was WHAT color??

I finally decided on this soft greenish gray cotton.

It is a simple blend of color.
Soft and serene.

Weaving is sort of like knitting.
Peaceful and contemplative.
Just right during this busy season.

This table runner is now in my etsy shop.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Monday Making

I have been hand quilting NON-stop.
My "H" quilt has taken a back seat
while I work on this one.

I was camping with family over the holiday weekend.
This little quilt was the perfect SIZE to take along
and work on. 

I will continue this week because

What are YOU making this week??
I bet many of you are working on Christmas things.
Link up and share. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Monday Making

Remember my "H" quilt?

I've stalled a few times with this one
as decisions come up.

First there was the border to figure out. to quilt???

The borders are on.
Mustard cotton is from a table cloth
found at the thrift store!

The bigger appliqued circles
are vintage yo-yos given to me a long time ago!

I LOVE re-purposing and using 
someone else's leftovers.

ALL the H's are quilted!
I had a hard time deciding HOW to quilt them...
but once I got going it took less time then I anticipated.

Now I'm working on the border.
It will be QUITE a while before THAT part gets done.
I am mostly ECHO quilting the vine and circles.

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, November 17, 2017

Little Finishes

This week I was able to finish a few small things.

Potholders for new members at my church
were first on the list.
Nothing fancy.
Just plain ol' scraps
and an old (clean) towel for batting.

I did add some fun flowers to the back!

I enjoy giving these little "somethings" away.
I add the church cookbook,
so I hope it feels like a welcome from EVERYONE!

I also finished a small vest I've been working on.
These little baby vests are SO addictive.

They're small, a portable project and CUTE!!
Pattern for this newborn vest is FREE here.
I am tempted to buy a pattern with the larger sizes!

I also made cookies.
I blame pinterest for these RICH cookies!

The picture GRABBED me and I couldn't rest until they were made.