Friday, October 5, 2018

Basic Crazy Quilt Class 101

A few weeks ago I wrote about taking Kathy Shaw's Basic Crazy Quilt Class 101.  I finally got my block pieced!  It is hard to work on projects with my stuff in storage.  Our in law apartment was supposed to be ready in September.  The expected date is now mid-November.  I must admit that this adventure is getting old.  But I am going to make the best of it.

I hope to start working on the seams today.

Monday, October 1, 2018

What Will October Bring

The move is done but the in law apartment isn't ready.  It may take another 4-6 weeks.  We are living in the guest room and everything is in storage.  Ionly have a few cool weather pieces of clothing.  It is a good thing we don't get snow in October (usually).


MOVE--living in guest room
Vacation in New Jersey-- weather not great but fun with family

  • Maize Mitts #4--done
  • Vanilla Socks--in progress
  • Jarita #884 in Ravelry Juniper Moon Neve--hibernating

  • Firefly Lane   
  • The Boston Girl


  • Vanilla Socks--Q2 ESK KAL
  • Hand Spring Mitts for Q4 ESK KAL
  • Cozy Reversible Cowl
  •  Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--if I can find it
  • Judy's Challenge #9--Guild Sampler--somewhere in storage

Crazy Quilt on line class with Kathy Shaw
  • Piece Block
  • Begin hand embroidery along seams

  • The Boston Girl
There has been a change in Judy's UFO.  It is #4--Hocuspocusville.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Teaching friends a new technique

Every January first I look forward to Eat Sleep Knit's Yarnathon.  I always have big plans when earning badges and participating in the KAL.  One of the badges is Teaching a Friend a new technique.  Before I moved I got together with friends twice a week for knitting.  This picture is from my Tuesday group and I showing them how to do a picot bind off.  Although I can't knit with my friends as often as I have in the past, I hope to see them during the holidays.  Applying for this badge makes me realize how much I miss my friends.

Check out the Yarnathon.  It is so much fun.  I am on Team Narwool this year.  I am not the most prolific knitter.  But I enjoy knitting things that I wouldn't necessarily think of.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Moving, Knitting, Traveling, Oh My

The move is done.  Vacation in New Jersey with family was wonderful in spite of the weather--rain, clouds, rain, humidity, more rain, more clouds.  But our in-law apartment is not done.  So much for the middle of September finish.  I know I am a creature of habit and I like my routine and order.  It isn't living in someone else's home. 

But on a happier note, I have signed up for Kathy Shaw's Basic Crazy Quilt Class 101.   Most of my quilting supplies and all of my embellishments are in storage.  So I made an emergency run to Joann's for some basic supplies.
I will need to order some silk ribbon, lace and sequins on-line.  But at least I can start.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Here I come

When I woke up this morning, I was planning what to pack next.  I didn't even realize that we turned the page on the calendar.  August is a blur of boxes, packing, discarding, rethinking.  We are scheduled to move into an in-law apartment with daughter #2 this month.  The construction is not finished. Hopefully we will be able to move in sometime in October.   Our things are going into storage.  In the meantime we will be nomads. 

Since we will be in the car a lot, I should be able to catch up with some knitting.
I must admit   I can't wait to be settled and unpacked.



  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--maybe next month
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #3 Leftover Jelly Roll Lap Quilt--packed away
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM--waiting for new machine
  • Block 6 of Toile Design
  • Return to Sullivan Island,  Needles and Pearls,  Firefly Lane
PACK PACK PACK--almost done


Vacation in New Jersey
Judy's Quilt Challenge:  #9--Guild Sampler--packed away in one of many boxes

  • Maize Mitts #4
  • Vanilla Socks
  • Jarita  


  • Firefly Lane

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

What will August Bring!!!

The packing is moving along.  We will take a break this weekend for a wedding in Philadelphia.  I am pleased with progress I have made so far.

Since I have some long distance traveling, I should make some progress with my knitting plans.  



  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--on hold
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #11 Revolutionary Flare  given to charity
  • Moda  Camping Path A--WIP
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM
  • Block 5 of Toile Design
  • Free standing lace ornaments for Fran
  •  True Colors   Return to Sullivan Island


  • Yarnathon
    • Q2 Socks
    • Avens 
    • Vancouver Fog Mitts

  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--I hope
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #3 Leftover Jelly Roll Lap Quilt--packed away
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM
  • Block 6 of Toile Design
  • Return to Sullivan Island

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Six months down, six to go

So I thought it was time to look back on the first half of the year and see if I am on track--somewhat--for the rest of the year.

Quilt Goals:

1.          Color Safari--Done
2.           Malcolm’s Umbrella Critters--Done
3.           Left over Jelly Roll--needs to be basted
4.           Hocuspocusville--needs binding and label
5.           Owl Strippy--Done
6.           Aunt Mindy’s Flower Baskets--needs label
7.           Guild Double Monkey Wrench--blocks done
8.            30’s Four Patch Euro Swap--top finished
.9.            Guild Sampler--top finished
10.        Home Tweet Home--blocks done
11.        Revolutionary Flare--top finished--needs binding and label
12.        Aunt Grace’s Garden Party--top finished.

Three out of 12 projects completed.  I had been hoping to complete one project a month.  But I was overly optimistic.  And now that I am packing to move again, the quilting projects are being packed away.  Everything is going into storage for 1-3 months.  I may not be able to get back to this year's quilting plans until October or November.