Sunday, November 27, 2011

The new mixer

So we went to Kohl's on black Friday and I got a Kitchenaid mixer. The big kind, that sits on the counter and looks you in the face until you use it. I made bread with it tonight, pull apart garlic bread. It was wonderful...wasn't exactly pull apart, more like fall apart, but it was good. Next I think I will make snickerdoodles, maybe on Tuesday. We both have our colds back so I will be resting alot after work. The homemade chicken soup I made tonight was yummy too.
Lots of Christmas knitting left to do so Diva this weekend will be for knitting and not sewing. Gave the nieces and nephew their quilts, they liked them and made their aunt very happy.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fnished this weekend:

5 pillowcases, 1 bag and 1 quilt. Although I do have to say I was off for the last 5 days because I don't work my birthday, and we were closed Friday so I took Thursday too, giving me 5 whole days to relax and sew and knit. Although I didn't get any knitting done.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Quilt top done and this weekend's to do list

The quilt top is done! I will try and get a good picture of it tonight. For this weekend I need to sew the quilt top for my nephew's quilt, and I have 6 pillowcases cut out to sew to match the quilt top I just finished. I also need to finish a Christmas baby hat I started. And the binding for the quilt top. I cut that out and it's ready to be made. So there it is:
binding for quilt
6 pillowcases
quilt top for nephew
finish handsewing binding on niece's quilt
finish handsewing binding on throw quilt
It helps to put the list up here, because then I actually do try and get things done!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Diva's this weekend at the Moose!

I am gearing up for diva's this weekend. Lots of projects to finish up, including a quilt for my nephew for Christmas. I have it cut out, just need to sew it. :-)

I had someone comment on my blog that she was new to town and a knitter. I would love to meet up, I'll be at the moose this Saturday, so if you can, stop by and introduce yourself! (I usually leave by 2, and I'll be sitting at the table by the cutting table)

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


When at work and knitting on a sock, if you happen to mess up and need to rip back, paperclips will work in a pinch to help pick the stitches back up if you don't have smaller needles.

Not sure if I am going to keep knitting this sock or if I am going to rip out and start over, wasn't really keen on this pattern anyway.