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After mostly knitting for my grand-daughter, who just turned one by the way, I decided to knit a summer sweater for myself. I wanted to knit it in a fun summer color, I was thinking yellow, but alas my lys did not have yellow so I settled on lavender. I do and do not like how the sweater turned out, I like how it turned out but I think it is too short. The pattern, Schooly, from knitty.com, is meant to be short but I would like it to be longer so I think I may do some tweaking to the finished product.
It’s been a year now since we have moved and I love our new place but have always loved having a fireplace or wood stove and missed not having one here; so after some research we finally got one installed (there were issues with wind since we are up on a bluff). I was certain that winter would end and spring would come since we installed at the end of the season but mother nature has had a different idea. Winter even on April 15 is still hanging on, the good news we get the use the wood stove, bad news no spring and everyone is beginning to go stir crazy. Anyhow here are some photos of the work in progress and finished or I should say nearly finished product.
Till next time craft on!
Last week my husband, Dave, and I found a new hiking path near our home that goes out to the edge of Maiden Rock a 400 foot cliff that overlooks Lake Pepin and scenic Hwy 35. It is said that it is called Maiden Rock because an Indian maiden who wanted to marry someone other than the person her family had arranged for her to marry jumped off the cliff in order to escape that marriage. A very permanent solution to a, perhaps, temporary situation!
It was a nice hike out to the edge once there we enjoyed the beautiful view (we were on the WI side looking over the river to the Mn side). We also had some fun – you’ll notice a picture of Dave laying on the ground pretending to be dead in an effort to get a nearby eagle to come closer so I could get a better photo, alas it did not work. He or she just stayed in the tree eventually taking flight out over the lake. Then there is me – the pictures were suppose to look like I was falling off the cliff however it doesn’t quite appear to be so. Enjoy and till next time craft on.
Two weeks ago my computer quit charging so I took it to MacXperts in Hudson WI $395.67 later I have a new hard-drive, more memory, and a new charging cord. Not my idea of a fun way to spend that kind of money but what can you do? Anyhow since I last posted I received some unhappy news I will not be in the Spring Fresh Art Tour. Organizers of the event wanted more than one artist at my spot and the other artists who were thinking about showing there backed out so I will not be on the tour till fall. As a result I have been working on finishing the set up of my studio I have most things unpacked and put away but I need to finish some projects to make more room.
As I was going through somethings I found a project that I purchased several years ago at Shepherds Harvest and decided to give it a go. It was a rug hooking project from Angelgirl rug hooking studio. I have never done a rug hooking project like this before and always thought I would take a class but this was a fairly straight forward and easy project so I went ahead. I have a homemade rug hooking frame that I purchased a while back at a shop in River Falls that I used.
I am mostly pleased with how it turned out. It is slightly misshapen but still looks okay. Have you ever done a rug hooking project? If so how did your project turn out?
I am also including a few photos of Jake and Desmond they definitely have put on their winter weight I am guessing that they must be at 12olbs right now. Also a few other outdoor photos for your enjoyment. Till next time craft on!
We had some amazing frosty mornings here lately so I took a few pictures to share with you it has truly been a winter wonderland lately.
I am still working on my quilts for the May Fresh Art Tour; Andie has gone to the long armer and should be done on Wednesday I can’t wait to see how she looks – for me one of the best parts of quilting is seeing the finished product. Of course before that comes one of the parts I like the least – binding.
I finished Windmill yesterday and she will be going to the long armer on Wednesday when I pick up Andie. I am attaching some pictures of Windmill in progress. I have started my next project which currently does not have a name nor do I have any pictures of her but will share some soon. Till next time craft on!
Good Monday morning to you all; wait is it still morning if it’s after noon? Oh well I’m taking a lazy start to a very busy week so am just finishing up my morning coffee and breakfast. I didn’t get much chance to sew this weekend as I was designing two new quilts and the math of them always takes me a while to figure out. It’s not that it’s that complicated as it is that all the measurements have to be triple checked and samples have to be made which then leads to measurement adjustments – oh well I have two new quilts designed, the fabric purchased, and I even have one cut out!
Plus I got to spend Saturday with my favorite person in the whole world – my lovely Grand-daughter. This is a picture of her in one of the many sweaters I have knit for her – this is one of my own designs too.
I am also including a couple of shots of Andie whom you read about last week. Which by the way I am still waiting for someone to guess why her name is Andie. Anyhow these are photos of deciding which blocks to put where and photos of the finished quilt top.
I am also adding some shots of ELj’s studio bed. It is an old 1950′s suitcase made into a dog bed. You can see that he has room for his toys, his harness, and even his Harry Potter wand. Till next time craft on!
I am excited to tell you that I have been approved for my first juried show the Spring Fresh Art Tour May 17, 18, 19. My site will be the Little Plum School House on County RD N in Pepin WI. I will be exhibiting and selling sewn items such as quilts, pillows, table runners, bed runners and maybe a few wall hangings. I am thrilled about this and also busy creating new things for the show. Currently I am working on a new quilt named Andie, her pictures are below. First person to guess why her name is Andie will win a prize, just leave your guesses in the comment box with information on how I can contact you if you win.
Of course Elj is always on hand for quality inspection and notice Jacob offering his help but we said no thanks you’re too dirty to come in. Till next time craft on.