Thursday, June 23, 2016

Potholder, Rose Cross, Blackwork Chessboard, Bright Feathers, Old Mill Pond, Hand Towels, Dolphins' Domain, Plum Granny Ripple

Finishing:

I finished the in-the-ditch quilting on the Blackwork Chessboard by Anne MacGregor and started on the 1st binding strip.



Quilting:

I did some more piecing on the 5th block of Old Mill Pond by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts.



I also did some more work on the binding strip of my potholder.




Cross Stitch:

I did some more work on my Bright Feathers design.



I pulled out The Dolphins' Domain designed by James Himsworth and did some more stitching on it.



I also pulled out the Rose Cross by Irene O. Thomas and did some more work on it.



Knitting:

I finally got around to blocking the stockinette and garter stitch hand towel.



I also did some more knitting on the seed stitch hand towel.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more crocheting on the ripples on Plum Granny Ripple by Janie Herrin.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Potholder, Blackwork Chessboard, Orphans & Scraps, Bright Feathers, Old Mill Pond, Baby Babbles, Hand Towel, Serenity, Plum Granny Ripple

Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts has started a new challenge to help motivate herself and others to do a little bit of stitching every day. Since that's one of the reasons that I maintain a blog, I plan to support her by including the #ScrapsofTimeScrapsofFabric hashtag in my blog posts and tweets. That said, here's what I got done over the last 2 weeks.

Finishing:

I did some more in-the-ditch quilting on the Blackwork Chessboard by Anne MacGregor.



Quilting:

I started the 5th block of Old Mill Pond by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts.



I did some more work on the binding strip of my potholder.



I also did some more quilting on Orphans & Scraps, a sew-along by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts (blocks by Pam; setting by me).




Cross Stitch:

I did some more stitching on Serenity by Joan Elliott.



I also did some more work on my Bright Feathers design.



Swedish Weaving:

I did some more stitching on the towel based on Baby Babbles from Learn to Make Monk’s Cloth Afghans by Marilyn T. Magly.



Knitting:

I started another hand towel, this time in seed stitch. It's lying a lot flatter than the garter stitch and stockinette version, so I shouldn't have to block it.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more crocheting on the ripples on Plum Granny Ripple by Janie Herrin.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Potholder, Blackwork Chessboard, Bright Feathers, Orphans & Scraps, Old Mill Pond, Serenity, Soft Shoulders, Plum Granny Ripple

Finishing:

I did some more in-the-ditch quilting on the Blackwork Chessboard by Anne MacGregor.


Quilting:

I sewed the first 2 rows of Old Mill Pond by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts together.



I did some more work on sewing the binding strip to my potholder.



I also did some more quilting on Orphans & Scraps, a sew-along by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts (blocks by Pam; setting by me).




Cross Stitch:

I did some more stitching on Serenity by Joan Elliott.



I also did some more work on my Bright Feathers design.



Knitting:

I did some more knitting on the right sleeve of Soft Shoulders, a sweater designed by Kathy Zimmerman.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more crocheting on the ripples on Plum Granny Ripple by Janie Herrin.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Blackwork Chessboard, Orphans & Scraps, Bright Feathers, Old Mill Pond, Potholder, Da Capo, Baby Babbles, Hand Towel, Serenity, Plum Granny Ripple

Finishing:

I finished quilting the squares on the Blackwork Chessboard by Anne MacGregor and started the in-the-ditch quilting just inside the border.



Quilting:

I finished assembling the 2nd row of Old Mill Pond by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts.



I finished pinning the binding strip to my potholder and started sewing it in place.



I also did some more quilting on Orphans & Scraps, a sew-along by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts (blocks by Pam; setting by me).




Cross Stitch:

I pulled out Serenity by Joan Elliott and did some stitching on it.



I also did some more work on my Bright Feathers design.



Knitting:

I finished knitting my hand towel. Now I just have to weave in the ends and block it. I think I'll try seed stitch next time and see if that will lie flat enough that I can skip the blocking step.



Swedish Weaving:

I did some more stitching on the towel based on Baby Babbles from Learn to Make Monk’s Cloth Afghans by Marilyn T. Magly.



Blackwork:

I did some more stitching on Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond.



Crochet:

Finally, I finished all of the granny squares on Plum Granny Ripple by Janie Herrin and started on the ripple.



Friday, May 13, 2016

Blackwork Chessboard, Orphans & Scraps, Potholder, Bright Feathers, Hand Towel, Joy of Computer Work, Da Capo, Old Mill Pond, Plum Granny Ripple

Finishing:

I did some more quilting on the Blackwork Chessboard by Anne MacGregor.



I didn't do any work on my other finishing projects this week.

Quilting:

I finished the 4th block of Old Mill Pond by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, sewed a sashing strip to it, and sewed a cornerstone triangle to another sashing strip.



I finished blind stitching the binding strip to my potholder and started pinning the next binding strip in place.



I also did some more quilting on Orphans & Scraps, a sew-along by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts (blocks by Pam; setting by me).




Cross Stitch:

I did some more stitching on Joy of Computer Work which is based on artwork by Randal Spangler and adapted to cross stitch by Michele Sayetta* of Heaven and Earth Designs. I didn't do any work on cleaning up the text this week.

*I do not endorse this designer's products.



I also did some more work on my Bright Feathers design.



Knitting:

I did some more knitting on my hand towel.



Blackwork:

I did some more stitching on Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond.



Crochet:

Finally, I've finished 4 of the 5 large squares that make up the center of Plum Granny Ripple by Janie Herrin.