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En Provence

I am working on Bonnie Hunter's mystery - part one is done, part 2is more than half done, and part three is started.

more hats for Winter Warmies

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Star Struck

I wanted to try Bonnie Hunter's free pattern, Star Struck. So I made this with scraps from our soldiers' quilts

another donation quiltlet



Someone donated thousands of pre-cut 2 1/2 inch squares of dotted Swiss to our library quilt group. We continue to make quilts for the Children's Advocacy Center.

The other yellows are left over from my daughter's Texas quilt - which includes a paper-pieced yellow rose. They are much brighter than this - somehow the camera washes them out.

A few squares are left from my Bonnie Hunter mystery Celtic Solstice (which I still have to finish the border for)

blue pinwheels for my youngest grandson

I made these pinwheels about 15-20 years ago, but never had enough to do anything with them. I finally decided I would just add borders until it was large enough for a baby quilt for my newest grandson. He's received it, so I can post here.

One of the fabrics is leftover from when I made my son, his Dad, an all-blue quilt for his bunk bed.

hats for Winter Warmies for Fiber Folks of SW Missouri

16 hats for Winter Warmies for Fiber Folks of SW Missouri

This is my second batch - the first was 17 assorted - some my daughter had crocheted, and the rest I knit.

This is how I store my jewelry


quilts for kids

My quilting group is making small quilts for the Children's Advocacy center.
 The lilac, red white and blue, pink, and yellow dotted swiss - precut in 2 1/4 inch squares -were donated to our group. I still have four shoeboxes full.

KnitPicks Hawthorne


Tour de Sock Stage 2

Tour de Sock Stage 2  - I Remembered

great pattern - but 11 pages !! color-coded charts!

Tour de Sock Stage1

I read Judy Laquidera's blog all the time. She's a knitting fiend. She convinced me to join Tour de Sock this year. What was I thinking!?! Some people have finished two socks in just hours - less than a day! I have knit on this for a long time. I was quite confused when I started the gusset decreases, which ask you to follow 3 different charts while AT THE SAME TIME, and not on the charts, decreasing the gusset. Oh, well, they will be pretty - if I ever finish them.
Twists and Turns by Adrienne Fong

Pink Sand Beach London City Bag

Made two of these for friends - still haven't mailed one of them - need to make one for me to keep!

leaf table topper


summer-weight tops in rayon challis

I hope to make more - but not from this pattern! It is too low-cut, and way too big - I had to take it up from the shoulders as well as on the sides. What I want is the fit from my regular tee shirt pattern, but with bust darts...
Back to the drawing board ...

tofutsies - yarn made from crustaceans!


Have you been to any national parks?

Dinosaur National Monument - UT 

I have been to several national parks: 
Painted Desert and Petrified forest AZ 
Glacier - MT 
Denali AK 
Acadia National Park -ME 
Grand Canyon AZ 
Crater Lake National Park CA 
On our honeymoon we went to the Everglades in FL 
Mesa Verde -CO 

and some that are not called national parks: 
Buffalo National River - AR 
Great Salt Lake State Park -UT 
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - Fl keys 
Dinosaur National Monument - UT 
Redwood National and State Park -CA 
Royal Gorge Bridge - CO 
Garden of the Gods Park - National Natural Landmark 

Niagara Falls State Park NY 
I was there while the US side of the falls was turned off in 1969 
falls off

Missouri State Parks 
Bennett Spring State Park 
Table Rock State Park 
Grand Gulf State Park 
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park 
Merameck State Park 

But my favorite is Roaring River State Park, where my husband was Hatchery Manager for years. We lived there in the park.