Monday, March 30, 2020

Knitting Projects

While I'm still sewing, I've moved onto masks.  I'm not doing much papercrafting now but am still knitting so I thought I'd share some of those projects in this video:

The sweater is almost done and hopefully I can share it next time.  I'm anxious to start on the poncho after I proofread my notes and doublecheck my numbers so am sure that I have the correct number of stockinette stitches.  It's always fun it finish and start something new.

Hope you are finding fun things to do while home more.  I keep thinking I'll get even more done but with spring now here, I really need to be outside.  I even washed some windows last week!  As much as I hate housework, that was probably the most significant acomplishment.

Take care and thanks for watching!

Friday, March 20, 2020

New VLOG videos

Continuing my video log series of projects that are currently ongoing, I have two videos.  The first is a Stampin' Up! shopping video.  The class I attended was one of the last social things I got to do before we all started staying home more. 

Love the stamp sets but I'm not sure about the punch.  Hopefully, I'll get the hang of it.

The other video is a continuation of the string quilt as I lay out the blocks.

Today, I've spent quite a bit of time researching cloth face masks which are becoming needed as the N95 masks our healthcare worker should have are in short supply. There are many videos about these on-line.  I don't know what is the best version. I have ordered white elastic and picked some fabrics to work with when the elastic arrives. I'll probably try a couple of styles before making some of the masks. 

Thanks for visiting today.  Hope everyone is staying safe.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Crafting at Home

Are you bored?  If you are a crafter, it usually takes a lot longer to reach boredom and cabin fever.  I have plenty of paper, fabric and yarn to keep me busy for months.  I certainly hope I don't have to stay in that long of course but I can keep busy for quite a while. I'll be doing more cooking and baking (if I can find flour which I forgot to add to my stash). 

First up is a UFO - Unfinished Fabric Object - from 3 years ago.  I share the story and the project in this video.

Look for videos every day or two on what things I'm working on.  I always have multiple projects going - some knitting, papercraft and sewing. 

Let me know what you are doing and if you are sharing your work on social media.  I'd love to see your projects as well.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Unconventional Holiday page

Traditions were not on the agenda this holiday season.  I put up two ornaments for decoration for 2019.  They were both gifts.  Otherwise all of my pretties stayed in the attic.

It was just as well as all that stuff would have definitely been in the way.  My husband had surgery in mid-December and we had to do a little rearranging to make him comfortable and give him space to move about the house.

We don't really do gifts except Mother and I exchange. This year, I made her a quilted throw which she really loved.

Normally we get out and attend some holiday event but with the surgery, recover and doctor visits, that wasn't on the calendar.  I collected the few photos I had for a holiday page, nonetheless.  We did enjoy one another's company and I find my scrapbook pages are good almanacs of the things that happened in our lives and when.

The page is fairly simple and a good example of what to do with non-standard size photos. Whether you crop the photos before printing or just cut them down some afterwards, this is one way to arrange them.

Video on YouTube

Thanks for watching!
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