Progress Update

My New Year’s post had a list of projects for 2016, which I plan to  revisit now and then (looks like quarterly), to inspire me to keep moving forward…yikes my list has already lengthened considerably!


Quilt of Valor, sewn by military kids attending camp last August. Not one had ever touched a sewing machine. In spite of seven mentors, the piecing was still a little dicey in spots. One of the mentors, Judy G. provided the batting and long arm work, and it turned out much better than I had hoped!

Catherine’s Wheel cardigan made with Bretton yarn, a mix of wool, nylon and alpaca.










In Progress

Marfy coat-new post coming soon. The Hymo arrived over the weekend, so I can really get after it now.

imageCross stitch triptych-2/3 are ready to hang!

On the list:

Pencil skirt – Simplicity 1541


Kitchen shade-this was a little please unexpected, but needs to be remedied! Everything is now on hand, maybe over the weekend. My kitchen is white with red and blue here and there; the shade will add a pop of color, as in RED!

MIWW Challenge fabric–any ideas?
Hardanger something– I picked up an 18 x 55 piece of 28 count jobelan in lambswool and a 24 x 36 piece of 32 count  cashel linen in platinum for half price at Ben Franklin’s closing sale. The linen will definitely be hardanger, the jobelan maybe cross stitch.

Wedding gift #2 maybe a quilt top from my stash?…

Wedding gift #3 a cross stitch wedding sampler made from white cashel linen…I can’t stop myself dropping by B. Franklin!

Wedding gift #4 maybe the final quilt top from my stash?

Wool socks-this is an ongoing project that I keep in the family room year round, so I always have some handwork to do in the evenings. I have customized a great pattern from Silver’s Sock Class for my husband, because L.L. Bean no longer carries the 15 inch boot socks he loves. For you knitters afraid of turning a heel, Silver’s instructions are photo heavy and easy to understand….only sock pattern I have ever used.

I better get busy!!!!


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