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I am a wife, mama and grandmama getting through life by hanging on to a needle and thread.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Quick Quilting

Once a month my guild holds a charity quilting day.  Last month our little group put together eight quilt tops with blocks donated from guild members.  I volunteered to bring a couple of those tops home to quilt and bind.  I did my signature quick meander and had this quilt done in no time!  Finished quilts will be donated to our local foster care program.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Silent Sunday

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Zombies And Knitting Do Not Mix!

I have made so many of these basic baby hats that I've said that I can knit them in my sleep.  While that may or may not be true, I found out Sunday night that I can't knit these little hats and watch The Walking Dead at the same time.  I was just a few rows short of finishing when I realized that I had made a mistake in the decreases.  Dang!  I ripped out all that I had done and will finish up while watching a less exciting TV show.  Zombies and knitting do not mix!  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Silent Sunday

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Winter Is Most Certainly Best Spent At Home Stitching!

The last few weeks we have been experiencing some brutal winter weather here in northern Pennsylvania, so I've been holed up in my sewing room quilting some quilts that my guild's charity group put together.  Look at those fabrics...the perfect cure for winter blues!  Just like the wall hanging in the background says...Winter is most certainly best spent at home stitching!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mystery Solved!

The Odds, Ends and Leftovers mystery has been solved!  There was an optional round to make the quilt larger, but I decided to stop at 57" x 57" so that I can quilt it myself.  (I can only quilt up to 60" with my machine and frame.)  For those of you who weren't able to join in the mystery, it's not too late! Gyleen now has the pdf pattern available for sale at www.colourfulstitches.com.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Silent Sunday

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Snow, wind, below zero "high" temperatures...it must be Valentine's Day weekend in northern Pennsylvania!  It seems like we always get a big Valentine's Day storm and this year is no exception.  I guess I'll be spending this Valentine's doing what I love to do most...stitching by the fire!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


From the looks of the long range weather forecast, we still have plenty of very cold temperatures to get through in northern Pennsylvania before spring settles in for good.  I guess that means that there's still lots of time to knit and wear wool sockies, especially when the pattern uses big needles and bulky wool yarn!  Find the free pattern HERE.

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