September 25, 2011

So This Is How It Is

Spent a good bit of Saturday deciding on the arrangement of fabrics in my Double Irish Chain. After all was said and done, ended up going the traditional route. I'm very pleased. The pattern lends itself to strip and machine piecing. Much quicker then hand piecing. I will hand quilt. My sewing machine is working all right ... there's an annoying problem with the bobbin. I can only fill it half way or the needle snags on it. So a lot more stop and go to refill. The machine is a Brother .... did see a demo, at a reputable dealer, with a Janome machine that was pretty impressive .... should be at $500. Years ago I was scammed into purchasing a machine from a demo held at a Holiday Inn. The machine quickly malfunctioned and I had no where to return it to. I traded it in for the current machine at the local Singer store. However I have gotten repairs on the Brother, at said store, which have not been satisfactory as the problems persisted ... wasn't sure that they did anything to it. Any hoo .... I'm just glad that it is currently running with no tension problems.

J0n and Ashley did finally make it in by this morning. So I did break up quilt think sessions to cook and visit.

September 23, 2011

A Lazy Afternoon

It is a rainy Friday afternoon and the housework is done. I am waiting for Jonathan to show up with Ashley. It was to be parents day at LB but my son said he'd rather come home early after spending time with his girl. So for now I am sipping coffee and planning my next quilt.'

Above are my color choices for the Double Irish Chain which I'm thinking may become a Triple Irish Chain ... I'll play with it some. I think I may have enough colors to make a second quilt and I think Rolling Stone is a pretty pattern that I have worked on before in my Wood Rose Quilt. The lovely sweater to the lower left was found at the thrift store for a couple of dollars. It needs a small repair. I think it is a lovely find for one of the grandchildren.... might be slightly large for Asher.

September 20, 2011

Finished & In Process

Above are a couple of vests I have finished. The blue and gold are in the UD colors. Above you see the beginnings of the Basket Weave Scarf. I have also finished a couple of extra Boater Scarves.

Knit Picks

Here are some patterns I would love to try! The Drops Design Patterns are available online under free patterns at Nordic Knits. There are so many free patterns I have only just begun to look through them in my spare time! I did purchase the glove pattern from Noble Knits because it compliments a free cable knit hat pattern that I have in my file. So many projects ... so little time. I have just completed a baby vest done in University of Delaware colors. And I've started a lovely intricate basket weave scarf (another free pattern). I seem to gravitate to these complicated projects .... proof that I do enjoy the process over quick sale .... somewhere there has to be a happy medium.

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