Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween and Counting Blog Visits


Although Halloween is a few days off, many of the communities around here had their Trick Or Treat night last night.

Several years ago I used to decorate a full size tree for each and every holiday and occasion.


There are so many ways to use a counter to see how many views you’ve had on your blog.

I decided the Google statistics are the most accurate as they track the page views since Day 1.

As of today I have had 300,461 page views on my blog!

I have made well over 1000 posts to my blog.

Recently I have slowed down with posting. I have found a lot of my friends have done the same thing and only post occasionally.

My reasons include being very busy, and also not posting just to post!

Stay tuned as there will be more Quilts and Color!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Warm, Wild and Crazy Scarf


I just finished this scarf. It is so lightweight and yet so warm. It is an Ironstone yarn that is 50% wool and 50% nylon.

The yarn is bulky, lightweight, fuzzy and so colorful.


The scarf itself was knit with a simple garter stitch. I felt it needed something a little bit crazy to finish off the ends and add a little weight at the ends.

I tried various knit and crochet ideas I found in books and online. Nothing worked so I got out my crochet hook and designed and made these circle discs.

I am sure this is going to be my “go to” scarf this winter and it will reside on the lime green loveseat within an arms reach of where I like to sit!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I Spotted One Of My Quilts…..

It is so much fun to be surprised and see a quilt you made when a friend posts a picture.


This is my friend Angie and you can see the quilt I made in the background.


This is Angie with her daughter Diana. You can see a little of the quilt here too.

I have known Diana since she was less than 2 years old.


And one more of two of the most beautiful people in my life – both inside and out.

Talented too!


Here is a picture of the entire quilt.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

COLOR–It Runs In The Family!


I thought this was the perfect title for the race my grandson and his friends participated in.



Don’t they look colorful?


They really got into the spirit of the run!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall’s Changing Colors

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the colors as they change. I have been taking similar pictures every other day to appreciate the change as it has happened.


This was taken on October 14th.


Similar view on October 16th. The orange bush in the background has lost some of it’s leaves. The burning bush on the right is becoming redder.


The burning bush has almost reached it’s peak of color today on October 19th. I hope to enjoy it for at least another week before it starts losing it’s leaves. I also see a little more loss of the leaves on the orange bush.

I will try to remember to continue taking photos of this area.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mariner’s Compass Table Topper


I made this “quilt” to use as a table topper on one of those small round tables you can buy. In the photo the background looks a little wrinkled, but it looks smooth when it is on a table. I don’t have the table available here to put it on to show that.

It is finished on the edge with a double ruffle.

I did make a matching pineapple quilt but that was sold. When I find a picture of the quilt I’ll post it.

I'm glad to be able to include a puzzle for you today. Click to Mix and Solve

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just Sittin’ Knittin”


With the arrival of cooler weather I’ve been enjoying doing some knitting.

This will be a long scarf or shawl when I finish. I am about on half done if I use all 10 balls of yarn. I doubt I will use all of them.

If this pictures looks a little fuzzy it’s not the camera work – it’s the yarn!

I'm adding a puzzle to this post. Click to Mix and Solve

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Perfect Harmony 2


This is the other quilt I was not at liberty to show you until now.

It was created with shibori fabrics I dyed.

I really enjoy doing the quilting on these pieces – free and easy!


I hope you can see the quilting a little clearer on this close up of a section of the quilt.

I use threads that blend into the colors of the quilt to create another layer of design “gently”.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Perfect Harmony


This is a quilt I was not at liberty to show you until now.

I worked on this in a different manner than my usual method of dyeing the fabric and then letting the fabric tell me what to do.

I planned out what I wanted to happen with the fabrics and then carefully measured and dyed each fabric to undulate in a similar manner.

When I had it sewn together I contemplated how I would quilt it.


This is a close up of the quilting. The undulating pattern in the fabric suggested the quilting pattern.

I felt the two complemented each other and that is why I have titled it “Perfect Harmony”.