Friday, September 25, 2015

Lone Peak Socks

I knit these socks for my husband.  The yarn is Schachenmayr Regia Active 6 Ply.  The pattern is Lone Peak found on Schachenmayr's website. I got lucky, they actually fit him well.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Memory Quilt Top Finished

I made this memory quilt for a friend's mom out of his dad's (her spouse's) old shirts.  Most are Tommy Bahama shirts but not all.  The top measures approx 54 in X 67 in.  It is machine pieced and will be machine quilted.  There's enough fabric left from the shirts for at least a couple more quilt tops of similar size.
 Love the embroidered fish/flowers on the black fabric.
 I love labels (see the quilt I made using labels) so have made sure a few were incorporated into the quilt top.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Variation of Symmetry in Silk Scarf Finished

I finished the scarf using my modification of the pattern  Symmetry in Silk by Eugen Beugler.  The two yarns are Lotus (Trendsetter) Tibetan Cloud (100% yak) and Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer Lace (100% silk).  I started the scarf using left overs of the two yarns but found I had to order more.  I found an exact color match of the Silk Shimmer  but not the Tibetan Cloud.  My left over Tibetan Cloud was the "bone" color which I couldn't find so settled on the "fawn" thinking I could darken it slightly using tea or coffee.  My attempt at tea/coffee dying didn't work.  You can see the slight difference in my photos (sorry, the photos are the best but the second one is closest to the true color).  The scarf measures approx 66 in X 11 in.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Two Fabric Postcards

These two fabric postcards are birthday themed. Both are machine appliqued and quilted. The first one features a n ice cream cone with a cherry on top.  It measures approx 5 in x 8 in.
 This photo hopefully shows the added sparkle (using glitter glue) to the cherry and to lesser extent the ice cream.
 The second card features a cup cake with single lit candle.