Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Since this was the first weekend in a month that we've been home the entire weekend, I used the time to sew. I seem to be on a little pillow kick right now. I finished this 10" square little one today for Fall. I love the rich colors on it. The pumpkin is pieced like a small crazy quilt and I embellished with embroidery by hand. The quilting was done by machine.
Here is the back of the pillow.
I just listed it on my Etsy shop.
I'm tired of sewing for a little while, so back to the knitting needles. I may even actually have to go to bed earlier than usual tonight. I'm just plain tired.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Here is the back of the pillow. I have a velcro closure on it and stuffed with Poly Fil.
I have Fall/Autumn pillow ideas in my head right now so that is probably my next project.
I'm also working on a knitted black sweater for oldest son, Austin. This was a special request from him and I'm just thrilled that he would wear something made by his mother. He's 28 years old. I guess I shouldn't get too excited yet. It's not done and there's no guarantee he'll like it or wear it. Oh well, at least he made the request.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Just finished knitting this little "Ring Around the Rosy" hat. This was a lot of fun to knit. About every six rows is a different pattern. The yarn is called "Mini Mochi" and it is 80% merino wool, 20% nylon and is washable. It's a very soft, light yarn.
Here's a close-up showing the patterns.
This is the top. Tonight I just finished knitting a little purple rose with beads on it to pin onto the side of the hat. It's late, so I'll get a picture of it later and put it up. I haven't decided yet whether to sell this or not.