blanket

Knitting Hexipuffs Quilt Blanket I know that I’m really late to the whole Hexipuff party, considering that there are over 9,000 people working on a Beekeeper quilt on Ravelry, but this is a project that I have had queued forever and I finally took the plunge and started it. SoRead More →

Ombre Waves Knit Blanket Pattern

This is not a ready to go knit blanket pattern. Actually, this is  knitting project that has been in the works for awhile. I started it last January I believe. I hadn’t planned to post the Ombre Wave Knit Blanket Pattern until it was done, but I keep setting theRead More →

When Adam and Raewyn found out they were expecting their wee one, Raewyn asked me to make them a crib blanket, which I happily agreed to. This is the blanket I made. Hugs and Kisses Baby Quilt Of course, I didn’t stop there. After all, a babe also needs aRead More →

Dreary, gray days. Michigan has many, many of them, especially in the winter. The haziness can start to get you down. I find that this time of year I am drawn to bright, warm colors. This amazing, squishy, melon colored yarn (Swish Tonal Yarn from Knit Picks in Queen AnneRead More →

If you happened to miss it, my DIL Meghan is pregnant with baby number 2. She is due August 31. So… the Little Lady will be a BIG sister to her brother, the Little Guy 🙂 Now that I've managed to make some time for myself, I've set to work making some special things for LG.  A while back, I askedRead More →

Remember that pinwheel quilt I started before my vacation. I didn’t forget… as promised here is the second part of the tutorial. Now that you have complete Part One of this tutorial, you should have your 17 pinwheel blocks completed and 18 6" print blocks cut out. Layout your blockRead More →

I have a confession to make… I am an infant swaddler! Give me a crying infant that has been feed and changed and still is fussing, I swaddle. In my experience, most infants enjoy the security of being swaddled and almost instantly relax. I highly recomment you do a quick Google search on the benefits of swaddling an infant.Read More →

Over the years I have made quite a few quilts… Log Cabin, Split Rail, Nine Patch, Irish Chain, Around the World, even a Lone Star but the quilt block I return to again and again is the Pinwheel. I love pinwheel quilts. It is my go to pattern when makingRead More →

I finally finished Part 4 of the hairpin lace tutorial. If you would like to try this technique, I hope you find this tutorial helpful. Although there are tons of pics and instructions, I tried to break each individual step down. In a perfect world, I would be able to haveRead More →

  Now that summer is gone and autumn has entered the Thicket, evenings can get quite chilly. Gnomes are very resourceful and waste nothing. Scraps of material left over from other projects get squirreled away to make quilts. Although this quilt can be sewn on a sewing machine, I highlyRead More →

There are many crafts that I do, most of which provide immediate gratification. Scarves and mittens, wee folk and dishcloths, skirts and sweaters, can all be finished in a relatively short amount of time. But there is something so rewarding in taking on a “big” project. I always have atRead More →