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What Am I Working On???


1.  Granny's Wedding Quilt

2.  Josh & Nicole's Quilt

3.  Lone Starburst

4.  Kaffe Fasset Quilt

5.  Round We Go



6.  Qiviut Cowl

7.  Square in a Square Throw

8.  Travel Socks #3



9.    Colorations

10.  Chicago Ornament



Knitting Class

I took a knitting class.  It was "Ha! Fooled You" with Melissa Leapman.  Check out her Ravelry pages.  There are a lot of projects over there.  Here's my homework before class.  

Our first lesson was Faux Fair Isle which was done with slipped stitches.  The pattern is starting to emerge.


The second lesson was Faux Mitered Squares using slip stitches again.  I liked this a lot.


The third lesson was Faux Cable.  I just barely got the cable made before I ran out of time.  Apparently I am a very slow knitter.  I might actually try to knit something with a cable one day.


The last lesson was Faux Woven Fabric.  Love the look, but you can't tell from my sample (see slow knitter above). 


This would make a great scarf.    Melissa was a very good instructor and I really enjoyed the class.  


Heart Panel Quilt

I volunteered to quilt this heart panel for our guild.  


It was a good practice panel.  I outlined the flowers and leaves and did a lot of stippling.


There was a little extra backing so I threw on some practice fabric and worked on my feathers.


Here are the feathers up close.

It went to our charity coordinator for binding and then it will find a new home.  I'm not sure what will happen to the feather blocks.  I suppose I have to remember where I put them first.


Dilly Beans

I had an excess of green beans this summer.  I ate them, I gave them away to friends, I gave them to strangers and I still had green beans.  So, I pulled out my trusty Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan and tried Dilly Beans.


If you are a fan of dill pickles, they are delicious.  I don't know why I waited so long to try them.


First, There Is a River

From the Goodreads website:  "In this tale of heartache and self-discovery, Emma seeks solace on her uncle's boat, where she is greeted by the kindness and companionship of a stranger. As she learns about herself and the possibility of happiness, her vengeful husband follows close behind."

This book was a surprise read.  I was visiting my aunt and she thought I might like it.  Well, I read it in one day.  I loved Emma and her strength.  Two more in the series, so two more books to read.


I am sewing on the binding.

 and after a washing, I have a finished quilt.


 The pattern is Equal Rights by Swirly Girls and the fabrics were picked by my niece.