Friday, June 24, 2022

Quilt labels


I’m way behind on making labels for my finished quilts mostly because I need to learn how to use the memory features of my new (last summer) sewing machine. That was part of the  class last fall but that was last fall. And I usually can’t remember what was yesterday’s wordle  word was. I watched the sewing mastery videos  then tried to touch the pad in the right order then watched the video again.  I finally got it right!  Then I made a list of all the quilts that need labels…..I made a couple more because repetition does reinforce memory… four more to sew. Ann

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Sweater finish


A finish while hubby was off fishing and I had complete control of the remote. What did I watch? Downton Abbey again! I went to the new movie a couple weeks ago when the neighbors were jack hammering and removing their patio, I couldn’t get away from the noise. The series is as good the second time as it was the first time I watched it. I only got part way through the third season. Back to the sweater.....the pattern is Autumn Square by Hinterm Stein, I have knit the pattern before and I skipped right over the square design feature again!  The yarn is Bamboo Sock Pop, 53% bamboo, 37% cotton and 8% PBT which might be recycled plastic. The yarn felt wonderful as I knit and finished it feels like a well loved t shirt.  My swatch and the finished sweater look like two different yarns, the difference between short rows and long rounds of knitting.          

Monday, June 20, 2022

Friendship stars

Little goals… day it was finish sewing the 30 some half square triangles before lunch and since hubby was off fishing my stomach was the only one to be considered. Then to sew the columns of block parts. Think about border options……middle photo it needs a spacer border before the 4 patches and half square triangles my eyes need a little rest from the quilt blocks to the border. Just little goals over a few days and then I was done.  Ann

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Small steps


Small steps of progress but I also stayed home all afternoon! It has been hot and humid here so what better place to spend the day than in my sewing room.  Ann

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

More iris


I think the iris were at their peak bloom yesterday when the iris crew was there to work.  Many more blooms than last week. We mostly deadheaded and pulled the obvious weeds. They were gorgeous.  Ann

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Flag Day


Happy Glad Day  Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!!!!  --Ann--

Monday, June 13, 2022


Isn't that a great word for not getting anything done! combining spinning my wheels and muddled or befuddled state of mind.  Some days and weeks are like that..........

No projects so show for the last couple weeks but I have helped in the iris patch at McCrory Gardens, part of South Dakota State University.  The iris are late this year because spring was so slow to warm into summer.  But they are glorious and even more will be blooming this week.  --Ann--