Friday, December 28, 2012

A Little Knitting.....

My daughter, Stacy, commented she would like to learn to knit.  I haven't knitted much since eighth grade--so many years ago--but told her I would help her with the basics...... We did some searches for patterns, checked out the yarns and needles and she was on her way. She also depended a lot on youtube when I wasn't around---we do live an hour apart.

She has finished her second project and wants to keep this on hand as a "TV" project. So for Christmas I made her a "knitting bag" and filled it up with assorted needles and yarns. Also made a notebook with an assortment of patterns in it......

the bag:
outside of bag
inside of bag

needle holder-inside
needle holder-closed

accessory bag closed

accessory bag-open

Now, maybe I should finish my 1st project?????


Monday, December 24, 2012

Error on MY "Easy Street"

I was cruising along Easy Street last night and enjoying the time bonding with machine and fabric. Had to cut more 2" squares, as apparently I couldn't count!!

Pulled more purples and cut--but wait, something doesn't "look" right!!! OH NO! I have 68 blocks half-done and these cuts aren't matching up with the others.... (last corners added aren't trimmed in the back yet, so the are reuseable)

I had cut the purples at 2.5 inches instead of 2 inches. So today, when I need to take breaks, I will sit and remove the corners and resize them in hopes I can still use some of them. I don't have a lot of purples left I had "pulled" for this quilt and really don't want to introduce new ones now.  Recutting all the turquoise squares won't be a problem--just really upset with myself!!!!

Corrected blocks:

*Note to self: reread instructions AGAIN before cutting, especially if cutting for more than one project at the same time!!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Another week on "Easy Street"

And I am caught up..until Friday that is!  This week we made more flying geese using our purples and turquoise then added them to our purple/black-on-white geese.  I even managed to get them all squared up and trimmed!  I also cut 140+ lime green squares.  Now, waiting (impatiently!!) for Friday when another step is posted.

In the meantime, I will continue to work on Christmas gifts and all the Holiday baking!  Shopping is almost complete so need to start the wrapping too.  But first, will this flu bug just PLEASE go away???????

Monday, December 10, 2012

Still Strolling Down Easy Street

Doing my best to keep up with Bonnie Hunter's "Easy Street" Mystery.  Step 3 was posted on Friday and I actually found time to cut the fabric on Friday!  Worked 5 hours Saturday, then sewed since Hubby was gone. Progress has been made and as soon as I trim these blocks, I'll be ready for Step 4 this Friday--YEAH ME!!!!!!
The block pieces:

The blocks: (untrimmed)

Can't wait until Friday to see the next step!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Easy Street-week 2

I got all of my 4-patches made last week. So on to week 2 I go.....

Flying Geese are on the schedule for this week using the "purples" and "black on whites."

I have them all cut:
Not sure which days I will be able to get them sewn, but they will be done before week 3!!! :)

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