Thursday, April 30, 2009

Baby stuff

This is the first baby outfit I've knit. My grand baby is due June 8 and we don't know if it's a boy or girl, so green was the way to go. The yarn I used is called "Oh My", and that's exactly what you say when you feel it. It is sooo soft. I told my daughter-in-law, though, that if it's a girl I have little pink roses already crocheted ready to attach to the hat. The date is getting close and I'm getting excited.
I am in the process of a knitted onesie and almost have the baby quilt complete. The baby shower is Sunday and I will have the quilt done by then. The onesie won't be ready for the shower, but will be done before the baby's born.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"The Piano Room"

The center of this quilt was a counted cross stitch I had done several years ago. I had it just rolled up and put on a shelf. Then when I started making miniature quilts I wanted to incorporate this cross stitch into a quilt. The overall size of the quilt if 17" x 17". I found some musical themed fabrics that I used for some of the borders. The fourth border out is pieced.
This quilt hangs in my piano room, which has a Victorian/European Tea theme.

Monday, April 20, 2009

More quilts and a baby one on the way

I've been working lately on a baby quilt for the 3rd grandbaby due on June 8. My daughter in law is living with us right now while my son is at Air Force Basic Training in San Antonio. The baby shower is next Sunday and I really want to get this quilt done by then. We leave tomorrow night for Brandon's (my son) graduation in San Antonio so I don't have much time left. I started the binding today, though, so I should be good. I'll get the picture of it up as soon as it's finished.
Brandon and Diana didn't want to know the sex of the baby, so her color scheme is beiges and tans, which I like to call" Creme Brulee".

Here is a "Snail's Trail" miniature that I did a few years ago. I have framed some of my miniatures because I like to display them in my home and they were also on display at the local art gallery for a while .

Here is a close view and a detail view. Each square is 2" and if I remember correctly I think there are about 24 pieces in each square.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Start of my Gallery

I spend so much time quilting, knitting, some cross stitching, etc. I've entered my quilts in several quilt shows, (and have won several ribbons), but I kind of got tired of lugging these quilts all over the place. I decorate with them and have them displayed all over my house and I miss them when they are gone for days at a time. I also knit quite obsessively lately. More so in the winter than in the summer. Since I have a new grand baby due in a month and a half, baby clothes are the current obsession. I'm also just about finished with a baby quilt. So I came up with this brilliant idea, since I just got a new digital camera, to show my wares on a site. I hope others enjoy, and I don't have to leave the house. More time to quilt and knit, right? I feel it's also a great way to keep a "journal" of my creations.

I use this quilt as a centerpiece tablecloth on my dining room table in the spring and summer.

This quilt hangs next to my wine cabinet. The fabric used in the fans is wine theme fabric, with wine bottles, corks, etc. This is a "Stack "N Whack technique. If you can look closely at the close up below, each blade of the fan is cut from the same exact image in the fabric.