Sirle Hat

This is my latest knitted hat.  It is a slouch hat knit using the pattern Sirle by Suvi Simola.  The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK, left over from my sample stitch shawl

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Baby Blanket

I knit this baby blanket for a great-niece.  It was knit using the pattern Alex’s Blanket by Aurorakni.  The yarn is Baby Bee Baby Mine! in two shades of pink.  It measures 28 in X 32 in. 

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Child’s Crazy Quilt

I recently finished this child’s crazy quilt. It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 37 in X 45 in.  The front has areas of interest that I hope any child would find interesting.

In this section there are dots, checks, stars, a cat, carolers, a rabbit, flags, a kangaroo, and car instrument panel.

This area has more carolers, Santa, pirate map, tractors, a robot, girls, and a cat.

This area has flags, a basketball, strips, stars, dogs, Oklahoma oil rig, flowers.

In this last photo, the quilt is folded so that the back fabric shows.  It is “Holly Hobbie” fabric. 

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Office Chair Recovered

I recovered the office chair I use in my sewing room.  I used the directions from this youtube video.  I am really please with how it turned out.

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Sewing Room Remodel Done

The remodel of my sewing room is mostly done.  There are small things that still need to be done — like recovering the chair, hanging pictures, etc — but the floor it done, the walls are painted, the shelves are up, new blinds in place, and the books, fabric, etc have been put back into place.  Here are some photos of the after.

This first photo shows the wall with the closet that has been turned into a small office space with my antique desk as well as some built in shelves which hold yarn, books, etc.  There is a large peg board that hold gadgets, some thread, and my quilt templates. I have have a big board ironing board that fits over my regular ironing board.  It needs a new cover which I plan on ordering soon.

This photo shows the wall that faces west so this blind will be closed most of the time to help keep the room cool.  My sewing machine sits on an old dining table (it actually will fold out into a rectangle) that I’ve had since the mid-80’s. I long ago took over one of my husband’s draft tables to use as a cutting area and to help support my fabric and quilts as I sew/quilt. I discovered that several of my storage bins that stack fit nicely beneath it (easier to see in a photo below).

This photo is of the wall facing north.  The blinds will be mostly kept open.  There is a nice bookcase along this wall which holds quilting and knitting books.  There are also more storage bins of fabric.  My fabric hasn’t been sorted by color.

This wall holds my design area made of white felt.  I made sure it was twice as large after the remodel as before.  I am enjoying the increased size already.

Here is a photo that show the stacked bins under the cutting table.

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Illilouette Hat

I love the way this hat turned out.  It is a slouch hat knit using pattern Illilouette Hat by Jenna Swanson.  The yarn is Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Heathers in burgundy.  The first photo is prior to blocking.  The second shows the hat being blocked over a large plate. The last is the hat after blocking. 

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Sewing Room Remodel In Progress

My sewing room has been long overdue for some remodeling.  The carpet and paint as you can see from these first two photos were old and dirty from living with dogs (got to love them) and time.  Besides it never seemed to be a good time to close the sewing machine and take the time but currently we are dog-less as our Rusty died this past January.  No more excuses.

In this second photo you can see the carpet (probably 25 plus years) was originally a pale blue.  Regardless of my cleaning it got to be impossible to get rid of the dirt stains.

I have chosen a light golden yellow for the new paint.  The floor is a faux wood similar to Pergo and snaps in place.  My dear husband is fortunately a good handyman.  We duct-taped a beach towel over the west wall to block some of the summer sun out and help keep the room cool.

The clothing closet has been turned into an area for my small antique writing desk with some shelves added for books, etc.

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