Slideshow of quilts

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I finished Elizabeth's quilt tonight. The pictures are the back (left) and the top (right) I found these really cute daisy's with smiles on them at a quilt shop in Indiana 2 years ago. Elizabeth's room is every color so this is the perfect quilt for her room. I really like to piece backs (uses more of my stash that way and it used up the left over daisies). The flying geese are made up of batiks. The the four patches incorporate her favorite color of orange. It feels really good to be finishing up this quilt. It has the added benefit of being free hand quilted by her dad! So it will be something she can treasure from both of her parents. KC is modeling the quilt of the pictures. We will be giving it to Liz on her half birthday of February 20Th!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When my daughter came home for our family Christmas she wanted a pair of red
mittens so I knitted her a pair this week and am now putting them in the mail to
her in Utah! I used a red with grey flecks silk/ wool blend. I think that she will love them! With the completion of these mittens I can now start to do the socks for the knit along that is for January. Hedgerow socks, I will be knitting them in a solid color. The pattern can be found here.
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Merry Christmas Stephanie! Stephanie's City Purse is done. Only one more purse to make
before our family Christmas this Friday. I still have 3 quilts to bind as well. This will definely
be a week of hand sewing.
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Merry Christmas Tricia! Our family will be celebrating Christmas this Friday. It will be the first time we are all together in over 2 years. My oldest son will be coming home on Thursday from a 2 year mission for our church. It will be great to have our entire family together again. Below is one of the Christmas presents I finished today to give this week. The nice thing about a delayed Christmas is having extra time to finish the gifts. This is my first UFO for 2009. I hope to have 3 more before the week is out! The pattern is a Lazy Girl design, City Bag. Totally made from my stash, including buttons although I did need to purchase batting and a zipper. I have another one I am hoping to finish on Monday. This one is for my daughter Tricia, who will need a brief case this year as she graduates from BYU this next semester and will be teaching for Teach for America! A program providing teaches for under serviced areas. She will be working on her masters in education while she works for them. Hopefully the bag will help her off to a good start!
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My latest completion! A simple pair of socks for my son David. I cast on 70 stitches and than k2p2 for 3 inches. After that I just kept knitting in the round and put in a traditional heal and kitchner stitched the toes shut. He is 6'4" with a size 13 shoe so it took on full skein of Fortissima Socka Mexiko Color #13 and part of another (gee there's enough left for me to make a regular pair of socks!) These are 100 gram skeins.
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