Monday, December 17, 2012

Wipocalypse December finish

I have another finish for the year.
This is the third in a series of cotton blankets  decorated with Swedish weaving.
They are very fun to do and I have the next one started

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Wipocalypse November finishes

I am still hoping to get back to my hand stitching but other things keep moving to the front of the queue.
Below are 11 laundry bags that have been made and sent for aussie hero quilts

This is a commission wedding quilt

Knitted baby blanket for Hamlin Fistula hospital
I had some cotton yarn left over from some baby knitting and didn't want to squirrel it away so knitted it up into dish cloths and wash cloths.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wipocalypse October back to stitching

I was pleased to be able to sneak some time to do some more stitching on my canvaswork.
I have the next two sections almost finished.
I am looking forward to my progress for next month

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Early Christmas

 I really enjoyed making this ready for Christmas.
I love lighthouses and this one has twenty little lights around it.
I have another Christmas project in the wings that I hope to finish in the next month or so.

I made a new stocking for DGS and that was really fun to do as well.

I did this quick little hat as a request for a great niece

Friday, September 21, 2012

Two big finishes

 I have just finished these two baby shawls for twins born this week.
The designs are both by Anne Hanson and knit with yarn from Bendigo woollen mills.
I used classic 3ply in Almond for both.
The one above is rosebuddie
and the one below is Honey baby

I enjoyed knitting both of these and am looking forward to gifting these along with the quilts for the babies.

When I am back home again I will be back to the sewing machine and some more finishes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September excitement

September has started off in a very exciting way

This is our new grand daughter.
It has been fun knitting and stitching for her and there will lots more to do in the future.

I have another finish for September

This is for one of my great nieces. She will be two later this month.

We are heading home from grandparenting duties tomorrow so there should be a variety of other finishes happening in the next few weeks.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Wipocalypse September, different stitching

My canvas work has taken a back seat this month as I do some stitching and knitting in preparation for the arrival of a new grandchild.
The due date is today, but no appearance yet.
We are away from home, so hopefully when we return, the canvas work will make some progress

This is one block from the cot quilt, wish I knew why it imported sideways!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

three good finishes

 Firstly I have a little wrap over cardigan. This is from the Mason-Dixon knitting book.

 A double breasted, hooded baby coat.
 This cardigan for DGS took a about 5 days to embroider the fish and the boats.
I am pleased with the finished result but it was a surprising amount of work.
This is the front of the cardigan

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

4 more finishes

I have finished some more baby knitting.
Firstly a little poncho

Next a little hat

and finally a onesie and beret
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stinkin' cute

I finished the wall banner, it is 11 inches high and 67 inches long.
My design and I am very happy with it.

Back to the knitting needles today and more finishes tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Note to self

If you try knitting on a circular needle without a marker to distinguish the end of the round, and the pattern changes every round...and you are knitting in the movie will end with a lot of frogging to do.....just saying...

Finished Christmas out fit for the soon-to-be-born grandchild. 
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Progress day one

 The duffle coat is finished.

 The background is pieced for the banner. It is 11 inches wide and 67 inches long.
I now need to start the design process.

I have 2/3 on this block appliquéd.

Today's list has been modified as we have an unexpected trip to the city. 
It is a 5 hour round trip so I need to organise some suitable knitting to do.
More  progress tomorrow.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Poised at the start

I have a very busy two weeks ahead and have a tremendous amount I wish to accomplish.
The two biggest projects are a wall banner to design and stitch and a baby quilt to appliqué and finish.
There are a lot of knitting projects also.
The first is pictured above. I finished knitting it this week and today I am going to sew it up.
Tomorrow I will report my progress.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

August finishes


These are the quilts that I have finished  for this project
They should go in the mail next week.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Wipocalypse

This is my progress on my Tulip canvas work.
I am really enjoying stitching this even though my time has been limited this month.
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Final finish for July

These are my last two finishes for July, two commission quilts.
I am pleased with the way they look.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Endings and beginnings

I have made progress on the 5 quilts that I had cut out.
Here are some blocks from the first quilt that I need to determine the lay out for

My outrageous plan is to have all 5 quilts finished by the end of the week.
I need to start an appliqué marathon and plan to do that  while the Olympics are on

The appliqué is all prepared and ready to go.

I have really enjoyed the Tour de Fibre this year and look forward to repeating it again in future years.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Preparing for the time trial

It doesn't like like a lot but this should be enough fabric cut for 5 quilts ( except for the borders).
I have spent quite a few hours today doing this and now I am ready to head to the machine.
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