Sunday, December 29, 2013

2nd Willow Cowl

This is the second Willow Cowl I have made (free pattern on Ravelry) and I just love it. You can use any sock yarn and I made mine using size 6 circulars.

Yes, I am hooked on knitting cowls!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Zip Pouches

I made these two little pouches for a couple knitting friends. I love handmade sewing and knitting accessories and I hope they will too!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Yesterday was my Tuesday quilting group's holiday potluck luncheon. This year we also had a challenge. Participants were each given five different fabrics and told to make a 10" block. We didn't have to use all the fabrics but we couldn't add any. Blocks could be pieced or appliqu├ęs, machine or hand done.

The big reveal was at our luncheon where we raffled off the blocks. And who was the lucky winner? Yours truly!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Wool Pincushions

A couple of us from our quilt guild, the Needlechasers of Chevy Chase, decided to take a wool class at a quilt shop on the eastern shore of Maryland.  The quilt shop is called Serendipity and is located in Dagsboro, Delaware.  It is a delightful shop with all sorts of fabric lines.  They also carry wool and yarn.  They are located right on the way to the beach, about 30 minutes from Bethany Beach, Delaware.  One of us has a place at Bethany so we made it an overnight field trip.

We had a great time and the wool class was lots of fun.  We each made a wool pincushion.  Mine is pictured on the upper right.  (I got a little carried away making French knots!)  I had not worked with wool before so I was happy to learn a new skill.  We used Perle Cotton No. 12 and Chenille needles, size 24, to make the buttonhole stitch.  The pincushions are filled with crushed walnut shells.