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Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
It was a beautiful day in the "Creek" today. We went to see the Halloween play called Haunting at the Old Homestead. As usual the players did a fabulous job. It will play through next week so if you get a chance to see it, it is worth the drive up there.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I made a fast set of bibs and burp cloths for a baby shower at work one evening and delivered them to the party the next day. I did not remember to take pictures of those, but these are for a neighbor who is expecting her first baby and thought that she would not have any handmades because her family are not crafty.
Another neighbor crocheted a crib blanket with a train pattern in it and has gifted it. The girl was so excited.
These bibs and burp cloths will go with the hat and mitts. At least that will give her some handmades for her first little boy.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Yes, I am knitting. Over this month I have completed another cowl gift item and started the next one. No pictures here because folks are reading.
My fast knits have been a baby hat and hand mitts for a gift that will include bibs and burp cloths out of really cute duck print flannel. More on that project later this month.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In Walmart I found the cutest bandana with owls on it. I bought several because I knew I would find something fun to make with them.
I spent the evening cutting out all the components for the project, then did the sewing over the next couple of mornings at 5 a.m. with my coffee.
It went to a lunch and learn in the same week, and I have carried it as a knit bag since then.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Here is another apron maker, she is also one of my regular knitting students. We have lots of fun together.
I have sent these pictures to the instructor and let her know the story too. As you may recall she is Gwen O'Leary who wrote the book, When Life Hands You Alzheimer's, Make Aprons.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I tried it with and without binding and think I like the binding better. And it gave me the opportunity to learn about binding cut on the bias to give it the stretch to go around the curves. Very interesting lesson.
The pattern is called the Scrappy Leaf key fob found on Etsy, and the idea came from the Pink Penguin blog where she expanded the template to create a larger leaf. I had to do the same thing with the pattern but I think it turned out so cute.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
This apron was done for a co-worker who loves frogs and it was her birthday.
The pattern is the Four Corners Apron by Vanilla House Designs. It was one of the ones that were samples to look at when I took the apron class in September. I love the fact that it is reversible, as stated: "it has a working side and a serving side."
I have several combinations to make some more of these aprons for gifts. They are so cute.