Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fancy Pants Napkins

Isn't this fabric cute!?  I ordered some fat quarters of the prints, and some of the matching tone-on-tone.  The collection is Cooking Italiano by Sue Schlabach for Windham Fabrics.  After I got them, I declared them too precious to cut up, and they almost joined all the other really fun fabric that I have that I am not using.  It is hard to tell from the picture, but those oval blobs are olives!  I decided to give these great fabrics some purpose in life and made new napkins.  This time, instead of serging around the edge of a single layer of fabric, I sewed two fabrics together, then did a triple zig-zag  and triple straight stitch around the edges to make them quite fancy!  Carl has informed me that I need to tell him when we have fancy people over for dinner so that he can set the table with the new linens.  Jerilynn

Monday, May 7, 2018

Tiny Houses Afghan Needs Good Home

Hello there!  I was searching through my old blogs to find something, and I found myself enjoying seeing some of the stuff I have made and also reading about the process of making it.  I also liked reading about the various things going on in our lives.  I guess that is why some people journal.  For some reason, I find the digital journaling more fun, with the bonus of pictures.  So, I think I want to try to document my makings better.  We will see.

I have made three Tiny Houses afghans so far.  One was purchased for a birthday gift, one is in our living room, and one is waiting to find a forever home.  I have posted things on Instagram, and IG seems to be the place makers have migrated to to quickly post their creations.  I put the afghan on to see if I had any takers on the purchase.  So far, no bites.  It is a fun knit to do.  I use Knit Picks Dishie yarn, which is 100% cotton and holds its color really well.  I first make the individual house squares, then I hand sew them all together.  These are the same little house squares that I make for dishcloths.  But, if you have read any of my older posts, you will remember that my children think I spend way to much time knitting little squares.  If this afghan doesn't sell, how many of our six children will raise their hand to take this blanket to their house?  Hmm.  Jerilynn