24 December 2013

11 December 2013

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09 December 2013

More Criss Cross in Orange

First things first: I won a lovely gingerbread ornament at Yvonne W. Thank you Yvonne, they are too cute!

This shows you what I wanted to sew next once I was done with the orange madness (and possibly the classic brother's blue top). But then I made a strategic mistake: I showed Betacarotin to MyGuy, fully knowing he loves orange. Well, no, you cannot have the one I have finished (because it is a concept art for both brothers), so what is a wife to do? I started cutting and sewing another 117 blocks of Crisscross Applesauce. This time the center 4 patches will be green. One block done so far...

06 December 2013

Betacarotin Top done

I am well pleased how this turned out. When I made the last couple of blocks I thought it was all going to be one big orange blob with no value changes, but thanks to some yellows and reds it does not look too bad. As for the top name, well have a look at the close up - photorealistic carrotts. So I started thinking about pumpkins and other orange fruits and vegetables and that is when the common denominator came to mind: betacarotin. This means that the wild brother's top is done and next is the blue one for the older brother.

04 December 2013

Warm feet

Left overs knit up in toe up socks for me, just stockinette.

01 December 2013


In just two days these fingerless mitts have joined my hand knits. Made from left over sock yarn they are the test object to see if they are practical for me.

29 November 2013

How do you hang an on point quilt?

The lattice is actually more visible than I thought it would be, but now what do I do with it. I want to make it a wall hanging, but want to leave it on point as it is now. As the snowmen are seasonal, I want something that I can fold up when I am done with it. I have an idea, but am not sure what to use for it. Any ideas?

28 November 2013

Brothers' Blocks done and new project

I have finally finished all my blocks for the two brothers quilts, so will start the laying out and sewing together shortly. First however as the season is coming up, I have been inspired by Garden Fence and had to try it for myself. The contrast for the fence is not quite as strong as I would have liked, but it will be a little 9 block seasonal hanging (on point if I can figure out how to hang it), so I regard it as learning experience. The fabric is all stash and has been for ages, so I am happy to find a home for (some) of it.

28 June 2013

Wow, I shot nice pics

This is Ettenbühl near Bad Bellingen in the Southwest of Germany. Wonderful rose garden and lovely tea.

04 March 2013



I started a new leader enders project, but am not sure yet about the setting.

I like those:


91 done in each color

Which means I am 3 quarters done on making the blocks for the Brothers' quilts.

21 February 2013

Do not feel like knitting

I don't really feel like knitting at the moment, but then I do not feel like reading either and sewing on the train is a pain. Bah! I hope it is just being tired of winter and not one or the other of the viruses and bazilli.

18 February 2013

Half way

I have now 65 blocks in each colorway for the brothers' quilts. If I was making only one 117 blocks would be enough, so half way there!

24 January 2013

Moody Purples

My newest socks, only finished yesterday and already worn today. The color is slightly off due to the flashlight, but you can see the pattern.

07 January 2013

Brothers' Quilts

I started two new quilts for two brothers I know. I will need 117 blocks for each, they are both going to be Bonnie's Criss Cross Applesauce with reversed colors: blue and orange.

As of yesterday I have 16 out of 234 blocks.