Monday, July 20, 2015

A finish, finally


 This is definitely outside of my box.  It is a baby quilt for a fellow teacher, in grey, orange, and lime green, it is  a Moda Bakeshop pattern.  It turned out ok.  The background is grey with foxes on it, another nursery item.  Can't believe that I was able to find grey fabric with foxes.  The last item was a label.  I always put a label on my quilts, this one was an iron on one.  Hope that Sophie and her dads like it!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer time busy


 This summer has been extremely busy with work and gardening.  Our garden has produced a lot of green beans, I have canned over 40 quarts of green beans and put some in the freezer.  It saves money in the long run, but it is lots of work.
 Also lots of cucumbers, I have made bread and butter pickles, sweet pickles and spicy sweet pickles.  I have never known  any one else who made these,  I got the recipe from my former sister in law, they are really good.  I know it sounds strange but Cinnamon spicy pickles are pretty good.  
I have also anxiously been waiting for the delivery of  my book, Go Set a Watchman.  To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite all time book and I have been anxious to read the "prequel" to it.  It just came, can't wait to get started on it.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Working on Wool

 Just finished Garden Row by Ties that Bind, love the way that the flowers go in either direction.  Great table runner.
 This one is prepped and ready to go.  The pattern shows the crocks in brown, I decided to do mine in different shades of blue.  Can't wait to get started on the hand work on this one.

If you need to add to your wool stash check out my store at PiginaBlanketwools for a full 32 ounces of wool scraps at only 14.95.  This is a great buy, the colors and textures will vary, but you will get a great selection and some fairly large pieces.  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Winter Wonderland + freebie

 Just picked up Winter Wonderland today from Leisa, she did an outstanding job as usual.  Have to get the binding on it this weekend.  Love it.  I have so enjoyed reading all of the comments that were left on my Pig in a Blanket Blog for  my give away.  I love to know what other people enjoy doing in their spare time.












If you go over to Pig in a Blanket and place an of at least 25.00 you will receive a free Patriotic Woolie Bullie,  2 reds, 2 blues, 2 golds, and 2 whites.   Great way to add to your stash.  Each piece is a 5 inch square.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Great Giveaway

I am so excited to be a small part of Handmade Christmas Cheer by Pat Wys.  When Pat started writing this book, she knew that she wanted to include several wool projects and wanted me to supply the wool!!!  I couldn't believe it.  What an opportunity, I was soooooo excited.  I was even more excited  a few weeks ago to see a copy of the book.  Every project in the book is absolutely over the top.  If you are going to purchase a new Christmas book this year, this is definitely the one to buy.  I received a copy of the book from Pat's publisher, Martingale, to use in a giveaway.  So here goes.  To win a copy of Handmade Christmas Cheer and a bundle of 4 fat quarters, one each in red, green, blue and white.  Perfect for any Christmas project.  For an opportunity to win, go over to Pig in a Blanket Wools  and leave a comment about your favorite type of handwork, wool applique, applique, stitchery or something else. The winner will be announced on Sunday.  Good luck.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Love my new bag





Just finished my new bag, the pattern is Victoria by Sue Spargo.  I bought the pattern several years ago with intentions to  make it and just never did.  When I started dyeing wool I knew that I would one day get around to making it.  The wool section is all my hand dyed wools, the green corduroy is from a pair of my dad's pants, along with the brown corduroy.  The buttons are from  my mom's button box, I have no idea how old some of them are.  The green and bronze upholstery came from old pillows from the house where I grew up.  This is going to be my new knitting bag.  Can't wait to show my mom.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Busy day at the dye pot

 Monday was spent at the dye pot, first time since school has been out.  I love to dye when I have all day and don't have to worry about time r estraints.  I came up with a great new red, and a new gold I am calling Sunflower.  My new green is called Jade.  It didn't turn out quite the way that I wanted, I was aiming for a darker green but it is a pretty shade.
Sunflower

Blue, gold, red.