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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Wallies and a Card

Dragonfly Dreams
I donated 3 wallies [wall hangings] to the PTA auction at one of the elementary schools 2, almost 3, of my granddaughters attend. I have no idea if they were sold or not. But I felt good giving them.
Cherry Red

I finally figured out a way to finish them, and even added the stick.
None of them are actually finished...until they leave home.
 I even signed them!
This is a little bitty thing I made up for a thank you to Sue for returning the 
Harry Potter Quilt. The 'felt' is actually cotton [?] batt. I add some to any dye pots I do up for my t-shirts. 
A close up of an added bit to Dragonfly Dreams. 
Can you see the dippy stars?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The HP Quilt

Just before opening the box...that thought....what if it's the wrong one?
Upon seeing the backing fabric, I knew it wasn't the wrong one.
My Harry Potter Quilt is back home from it's adventures in Wyoming.
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The labels tell the first chapters of it's story.
This is a really lousy picture, but I had to snap it!
We will hang it somewhere around's large.

No sense me repeating myself.
Where will it go next? 

Friday, May 04, 2018

Cutting and Sewing

I have finally plunged into the buckets of novelty fabrics. 
Seven piles. Seven grandchildren. 
I cut up as much in 10 inch squares. Then I cut more in 10 inch widths, to be stitched to other ones, to make up the 10 inch square. There will be many 'patchwork' squares for the girls to choose from. 
Stephanie will have to pick for #7, since she is still carrying him. 
The sun Steph painted on her wall, sure does brighten up the cutting table!
I also stitched together a quilt back.  The center is all large scale prints, which I didn't want to cut down to 10". 
[tho they would make fabulous stack n whack blocks] 
The quilt front is the Tropical-Ocean  circle top I started about 5 years ago????
I finished this wallie, Animal House, and since it's going to a granddaughter, I decided to add some shiny stuff. I had saved a bunch of jewelry cast offs of the girls [daughters, this time]  So the raccoons got 'headlight' eyes, sock monkeys got buttons, one dog has his tail pierced...
Imagine the Robin posing on this rock....

And the cutting...??  Not nearly done, I can't see the bottom of the bucket yet.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Then There Were None...

RocketMan and Abby
Today Abby, the dog daughter of Page, friend of the cats, Rocket and Precious, left us to rejoin her family in the next life.

Page, mother of Abby

Precious, sister of RocketMan
I miss you all. They all joined me in my creative endeavors.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

I Spy...A Quilt? And A BOY

CollegeGirl and her BobbyMan are having a BOY
So the score will be 6-1
AND....he looks healthy!  Priceless.

Oh yea...the quilt.
I started this one over 10 years ago.  
The center area is a Stack n' Whack pattern, the rest is all Vicky.

This space needed some stitches to anchor it, 
so I made my siggy symbol extra large!
[Capricorn/my initials, initially, VJ] 
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

It Begins....

Our #1 turns 13 today!  THIRTEEN!!! 
Love you #one!!!
With her sister, #2.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Stitchy Stitchy

Animal House. ⏫Added a few more bits to this, this week.
⏫More progress on Circles. Even a non-circular shape. ▲
△Found on my camera's memory..gasp...from 2013!!  # 4 and CollegeGirl Steph.
Dimensional crochet on Circles.
⏬A new one. The top one of the picture collage.
Digging through my footstool, looking for something else, I came across a bundle of scraps. I do that, as I go through my bits and bits. Get sidetracked by bits that want to be with other bits. So I bundle up those bits for another day, like this day. Took about 10 minutes to pair up these bits. 
The left bottom stitchy is being grounded to more fabric on the back. It got put to the side by the top pic, and the NEED to work on it, NOW.
The right one got new bits added. It is back on the wall for future stitchy stuff.
I love that I don't have to finish something right away. That it can be put on the wall to be looked at, thought about, un finished. 

There are stitchy things going on with the sewing machine too.  
Spring has sprung for sure,  inside my brain!!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Circles and Girls

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O it feels sooooo good to be stitching with a needle again....
ok, so I haven't actually put the hook down for good. I had saved some crochet "experiments" in case I wanted to add them to some future project. Of course, once I got started adding those, I felt compelled to make more...
Compelled, I tell you.
Lousy lighting, fun editing.
πŸ”»This is actually a different view of the same edits...
I really enjoy couching threads down. 

πŸ”»#5 is a girlie girl. #6 is still finding herself.πŸ”»
πŸ”»Me, as a child of course, and #2, 4 and 5. 
It was pointed out, the family resemblance between the girls, who have different parents. Then #2's other grandmother noticed how much of me is in all 3, here. Probably the shadows making it evident. 
πŸ”»#3 now and then. [Grandpa calls it a 'selfie'] πŸ”»
Trying dresses for an upcoming wedding on her daddy's side. 
I love how her confidence shines in this picture.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

He Called It A Doily!!!

Will wonders never cease....our SIL knows what a doily is! 
Proud MIL here.
As the BBB lay out on my stool, Bobby [SIL] said,
"It looks like a doily."πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜
Crocodile Stitch, front and back
backside, with loose threads still

My stitches.  I didn't want to buy more yarn, so the stitches from the pattern had to be nixed.  Which makes me sad, because I loved them. But I like my 'wing it as I go' creations too. On the very outside rounds, I just kept going with the single crochet stitch until I ran out of that color. To strengthen the last 2 of those rounds, I did a 2-ply [two yarns tog] single cr., going around twice. Actually stitching over the last 2 rounds/rows. Enlarge the pix to get a better look-see.

The Fans, Steph likes that part alot
Have to have the 'ruler' shot

The last of the yarn, the amount I used, and the last little bit to finish off the very last round.
It's hard to get a good color shot of the BBB, as you can see here in the sun and shade. [bbb=bryant baby blanket]
This is for Bobby, not the baby, so don't freak out about the beads. This is an that I have finally figured out what that stands for...One Of A Kind.
I started at the tip of the trunk and stitched her to the end of her tail, all in one piece. She's not perfect, but I LOVED making her. [elephants are led by a matriarch, a strong female. the bulls, males, are kinda on the outside of the family group.]
I didn't make this bear. Her jacket, though, was made by my mom or grandmother, not sure which. She is Steph's, given to her on her birth day.
And these...are ornament starts for this year. I get the holiday-creating-itch really bad after the holidays. Some before, but more so after!  
So this time I scratched it!
from top left -otter, otter, cat, dog, turtle, owl
I realized I hadn't shown off the finished animal hoops.  
The otter is the only I didn't really 'adorn'.  I didn't have a sea shell. {It did get attached to a hoop, and the otter attached to the 'watery' base.} Ashley had a shell at home for it.
Otter for Avery. Cat for Devyn. Dog for Lily. Turtle for Rhiley. Owl for Megan.
That's #s 4, 5, 2, 3, and 1.
#6 got a garland. And #7 isn't here yet to get. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Oh My, A Fabric Addition

these skeins are small
But first, crochet.  I was trying to make my crepe-y hand look less  wrinkled, and came up with really creepy hand...
CollegeGirl picked this↟↥⇑ palette,{macaw feathers, swoon} for a 'baby' blanket.  But my school of thought is, who uses a crocheted 'baby' blanket past the third day of birth?
So I am making a round blanket she can toss on the couch, or bed, and use anytime. {Random pic below.}
RhiBerry and Gup.
Back to the blanket....↡
Sheepjes Catona. Mercerized cotton, so shiny.  I could have used another cotton yarn, but fell in love with this one.
The Circles panels are all sewn together, with the fill-in blocks from the same fabric line.   I even have it pinned to a backing, no middle layer, and ready to stitch on. After I get some crochet things made up....oh...look...crochet...
This is the blanket, so far as pictures taken. I am about 24 inches across now, so imagine 2 of these rulers across.

And I have lots of fun other created things I haven't taken pix of either. 
Gah. Like. [writing this down to remember]
The elephant is almost finished. I created some bees, gnomes, deer and ?? for ornaments for the holidays. I get these great ideas after, so I am going with them for before....this years.