Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A New Shawl

This pattern is so quick and easy to work up,  I love it! It is called 'Dixie Charm Shawl' and is available for free here. This one is for the donation box.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


The first 4 squares for the 2018 FB group charity blanket are done. This year I make them solid colored (less ends to weave in), the first set is in blues and browns. If there are enough for a second blanket I will use pinks and browns. In anticipation of the new blanket I made the last 7 squares of last year also in blues and browns.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Feline Friday

My sweet big boy - Mr. Jack (and his shadow)

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Temperature Blanket 2018 - Week 3

It was an up and down kind of week, snowstorm followed by sunshine and warm weather.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Feline Friday

Mr. Jack and his shadow, Mr. Moose.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Snow Day Project

I finished the first square of the Mayan Blanket. I will need 5 more.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Snow Day

It started snowing early this morning and it is still coming down. And since there is no snow removal around here, we are snowed in, good thing we are fully stocked with goodies for cats and people.

Monday, January 15, 2018

A Visitor

We had a visitor this morning. I was afraid he\she would fly off if I went outside, so I took the first photo through the kitchen window. It is a turkey vulture on the telephone pole across the street.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Temperature Blanket 2018 - Week 2

We had a bit of a warm spell this week, so the first yellows and greens made an appearance, but now we are back into the blues.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Feline Friday

Two of our boys.

Mr. Moose
Mr. Frankie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WIP Wednesday

These are three of the projects I am currently working on (besides the temperature blanket).

Lilliana, just finished part 6 of 11.

The Woodland Blanket, which is a CAL over several weeks, currently working on part 1.

The Resonation Shawl, I like feather and fan patterns and this one caught my eye on Ravelry. And the yarn just so happened to be in my stash.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Temperature Blanket 2018 - Week 1

I finally got around to start a temperature blanket this year. I picked 19 different colors, from blues to greens and yellows and on to oranges and reds and I am using 5 degree increments to get a bigger variety of shades. I am using the temperature at 12 pm on Weatherbug since I don't have any outside thermometers and would probably forget to check them anyway. Here is the first week, which was rather cold.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

First Finish of 2018

When I first stitched these monthly patterns I was not sure how I would finish them. I was thinking about making a calendar quilt with all of them but now I decided I'd rather have small monthly wall hangings instead.

Hello 2018!

I sure hope you will be better than 2017, which was challenging on many levels. I do not make new year's resolutions, they usually last until Jan. 2 at best, but I have a few crafty things I want to accomplish this year. Here they are:

Use up my yarn stash (or at least all the yarn that is dedicated for specific projects).
Finish all my yarn WIPs.
Work through my Ravelry queue. 
Get back into sewing, quilting and cross stitching, which have been sorely neglected recently.
Finish some of those poor old UFOs that are languishing in boxes, bags and cabinets. 

Here's to a fabulous and crafty 2018!

Monday, January 01, 2018