Thursday, December 27, 2007


a runner i made for my brother and his fiance. i'm really happy with the way it turned out.
another runner for my brother and sister-in-law. this project was the one that eventually led to my getting a new sewing machine. i'll always remember it for that.
a purse for my sis. i saw one in a store and decided "i can do that." so i did. i also made one for my sis-in-law but forgot to take a picture of it. i love the way you can change the ribbon to match whatever outfit you are wearing.
the patchwork afghan, 2/3rds done. luckily my sister in law is very understanding. i'll try to have it finished before she leaves for school. it's turning out wonderful. very thick and the colors are so vibrant.

while doing a lot of knitting over the holiday season i was able to watch two movies that i really enjoyed. the first one was called 'once' and the second one was the more popular "reign over me", with adam sandler giving a really stellar performance. he has come a long way from snl.

fyi, starting on sunday, january 13th, pbs will be playing 'the complete jane austen'. all 6 novels with 4 new adaptations. i'm very excited. check it out on if you can't watch all of them let me recommend that you at least watch 'persuasion'. next to pride and prejudice it is my favorite of her novels.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

sewing mashanigans

that's it! i've officially had it! my stupid sewing machine decided to call it quits. can you believe it's timing? 10 days to christmas. humbug! we ordered a new machine from, it should be here on tuesday. we'll see. in the mean time, i guess i'll concentrate on weaving.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

christmas presents

this project is totally fun and if i had a better attention span i'd be done with it by now. it's a "crazy" quilted runner done in reds, black, and gold. it's so much fun that i'm planning on making about two more after this one. a purple and gold one and a blue and gold one.
sold! (the scarf, not the family)
i finished this scarf last week but still need to tuck the ends. it's a new pattern that i never attempted but was really fun and easy. i don't have anyone in mind to give this to but i'm sure someone will come up. greenleaf had to get into the picture and i guess honey wanted in as well.
this is a patch work afghan that i'm working on. i need to finish two more panels and then sew them together. it will end up being the size of a throw. very colorful and warm. i'm looking forward to giving this gift. i need to hurry up though because i have a purse and a rug that i want to knit. i really shouldn't have more than three or four projects going at one time.
my loom is warped with enough material for at least 5 or 6 rugs. i'm working on a christmas rug right now. when i'm done with that i have a beautiful blue material to make a "river" pattern rug and then a bright, primary colored one. after that, who knows?