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ordered on Dec 13
picked up on Dec 21
put together Dec 21 &22
first quilting Dec 22 & 23

17 more CRR hats from scraps

All are made from leftover sock yarn, and various donated baby yarn. 

12 more hats, 3 pr socks for Cheyenne River

Hats made from leftovers and scraps of sock yarn - doubled.

pink squares for Children's Advocacy Center

Judy gave me a grocery bag of 6" squares ( some 5 1/2" - some 7"). Some of them were already sewn together in pairs. I made 2 kid-sized quilts so far, and have enough squares for at least 2 more. We were donated the dotted swiss more than a year ago - several shoeboxes full (FULL!) of 2 3/8" squares. Turns out a nine-patch of them goes together quite nicely with 6" squares.

four more for Children's Advocacy Center

Our 4-5 person library quilt group meets every second and fourth Tuesday. We have made and delivered more than 130 assorted-sized kid's quilts to the local Children's Advocacy Center. We have at least a dozen more done, and yesterday I bound these four as well.

tweedy 13

Made more hats for Cheyenne River Reservation - all (but one) made from donated baby yarn in yellow or blue, and leftover sock yarn - the ends after socks were made.

kite-shaped paper piecing


Someone donated a big bag of trimming scraps to our library quilting group. Even though they are scraps, I can cut a number of one-and a half inch strips from each piece. Someone else donated a big bag of items to our local senior center. They also have a quilting group, but they didn't want these pieces. They included the white sheeting that you see here - old, but still strong. 

This pattern is paper-pieced, and even though I have made a number of errors, I think they are looking good.

Daisy Wallflower

Zoe helped me finish tracing the flowers and peeling the paper. The top is finally one piece!

grandkids and watermelon

My son and his 2 boys, from FL.
My daughter and her son and daughter from AR

three pair of trousers in 2 days

Finished my navy, burgundy, and gray trousers last week (finally!)
If I look harried, it's because my 4 grandkids were all here today, and the youngest is teething (2 Yrs old)

Also finished my multi-colored sweater (though we sure can't use it right now - except for INDOORS, because my husband is always much warmer than I am)

Cheyenne River Reservation hats and small socks

8 hats and 5 pr small socks
My third shipment this year

all from scraps and leftovers

stencil on rose

nails two weeks after, just before getting a fill

Garden House Model

another new hobby??

so tiny! great fun, but over too soon!

new hobby - Paint with Diamonds

Love this ! It's a bit like cross stitch, or paint by numbers.

There's a tiny hole in the end of the tube tool, and a wax that you press in. That is a bit sticky, so you can get hold of the jewels.
The finished items are lovely!

Both round and square drills - from different companies

How to get started: You need a good light over a flat surface. 1. open the package - spread out the plastic canvas so that the folds will smooth out. Leave the clear cover over it till it is finished! Fondle all the colors, if you like. 2. Pick a package  of jewels, and find the number in the color list on the side of the canvas. See what Symbol it uses. If it is not easy to find the symbol on the canvas, pick a different pack. In the picture below, my symbol is the letter A. Note that the background for each symbol is close to the same color - blue on blue, for example. 3. Cut off a corner of the pack NOT into the number, and pour about a third of the jewels into the little green tray. Take your p…

new pants

I made two pair of pants, a light navy and a pond green, using my old TNT pattern.

no pictures, nothing exciting...
I also made two tees -
one from this Art Gallery Morning Walk Jersey Knit Wispy Daybreak Aura Fabricall from
And another in ink blue knit (picture later)

hats for Cheyenne River

made about a dozen hats using up leftover yarn - in several different sizes, but a lot of them big -mailed to the Cheyenne River Youth Project - - didn't get a picture 

Now I'm making socks for my sister, whose favorite color is orange 
Socks were finished and mailed. Sent another pkg to Cheyenne River - abut 10 more hats from leftover yarns

Also made another pair for my sister - tofutsies (no picture), and sent a pair of socks to my older sister(no picture),  and then sent a pair of striped socks to my sister-in-law(no picture).

Also sent 2 knitted dishcloths to each of my sisters and brother - orange and red (maybe bright yellow and red??)

Knitting more hats for Cheyenne River - black and white... separately, not black-and-white, because the yarns are such different weights. Again, just knitting up leftovers...


Judy in Pierce City gave me the angel with two borders. I did the rest. Experimenting with meandering with a walking foot on, but with lowered feed teeth.

37" by 40" I have two more