Lace-edged dish cloth: Sunday on the Needles

I’ve been knitting a bit lately. Like most knitters, the urge seems to strike with the first snowfall. Most of the time I gravitate toward the quick and easy finishes…I’m a bit of a knitting junkie, I guess. When I need a fix, I need it right now! Wash cloths fit the bill just fine.… Continue reading Lace-edged dish cloth: Sunday on the Needles

Small stitching on Sunday: a mug rug

I’ve been wanting to try a technique that I’ve admired for awhile: a combination of machine applique and embroidery. So today I pulled out my bins of fabric scraps and got busy. Luckily, I had a few scraps of Wrenly left over from a quilt I made last year. The Wrenly birds were perfect for… Continue reading Small stitching on Sunday: a mug rug

The Yukon Scarf in Amethyst (…to ETSY or not to ETSY, that is the question)

Introducing: The Yukon Scarf in Amethyst! This particular scarf is 44″ in diameter and 5″ wide and loops twice around the neck (as shown in the photo.) I think that if I’m going to knit things to sell, I’d like to help them stand out in a very crowded market by giving each pattern an… Continue reading The Yukon Scarf in Amethyst (…to ETSY or not to ETSY, that is the question)

DIY: a thrifty alternative to the screen door.

I love screen doors, but I hate having to open and close them all day long, every time a cat or a dog wants in. Or out. Or in again. Years ago I devised a solution…curtains instead of screens! Dogs, cats & people go in and out as they please, all day long. Okay, a… Continue reading DIY: a thrifty alternative to the screen door.

2015 Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge

Happy 5th anniversary to┬áthe Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge! It’s being organized by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. High Five, Sarah! It’s a lot of work to organize a challenge like this! Quilters are invited to make a quilt and donate it to one of the charities listed on the Hands2Help website. (But… Continue reading 2015 Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge