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Rug I finished using 1″ strips.  Crocheted with a very large hook (I’m too lazy to go look at the size right now).  I wasn’t sure I’d like it but it feels good underfoot in the bathroom in front of the sink.

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FINALLY finished this scarf.  I was real sick of it by the time I did the stretchy bind off.  500 meters of fluffy sock-weight yarn.  Not sure who will end up with it but it’s rather cute, especially when wrapped around the neck a couple times.  It’s now time to start on my 2nd sock (I am suffering from SSS – ‘second sock syndrome’.)

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Design process using left over bit and pieces from my Celtic Solstice quilt.  I have 20 star blocks.  Thinking to add 2″ sashing and gold corner stones with scrappy gold setting triangles on the outside.  I don’t think I have any blue or gold for borders, and I don’t want to purchase any fabric for this quilt – so I might bring it back and see what mom has in her stash that would work.

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And for absolutely no reason – I’m putting a picture of our bed here.  I REALLY REALLY REALLY love my New York Beauty quilt and have been using it each afternoon to cover up with while doing yoga nidra or meditation.  It won’t be long until Summer arrives and I won’t have a need for using quilts for a few months.

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Here’s another knitting finish from last year – Ruby’s bolero.  Isn’t she a doll?  Full of personality too!

I made this while on holiday last Autumn.  In the evenings in Austria, while recovering from all the walking we were doing, I’d sit and knit.  I didn’t have Ravelry for reference so when it came to the ribbing, and it said to do it in stockinette stitch, well, I didn’t really know what that was so I made it up (incorrectly).  It turned into a seed stitch of sorts.  Anyway, I felt myself quite clever in that I just did that particular stitch everywhere it called for the stockinette stitch and really, it turned out just fine – just different!

Ruby’s mom did a great job coordinating items to go with this little bolero.  She’s a stylin’ little gal.

Here’s the link to the pattern on Ravelry:  Scapulae

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Fabric wallets

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These two little wallets are on their way to Florida – special request.  My niece wore the velcro out on the previous one I made for her and needed a replacement model.  I can’t think of many things better than someone loving the stuffing out of a gift you have made for them.  Love you Pistol!

It’s a Valerie Wells pattern – one of her sewing cards.  I think I made about 20 of these little wallets as gifts for a quilt retreat about 3 years ago.  A VERY simple pattern.

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I put the final binding stitches into my wonky bow tie quilt last week.  These blocks started last year as a leader/ender project using my left over fabric vomit/Vignette fabrics.

The quilting was done in 3 large circles.  I started with the darning foot to get the circle started and then switched to the walking foot.  A few background areas are FMQed.

I like it.  It might be put aside for the new great niece that will arrive via China in the next year or two.  Fingers crossed.

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widemouth pouch

Four more wide zippered pouches completed.  The tutorial is HERE from Noodlehead.  They make perfect little gifts.  I gave one to Ms. E (filled with chocolate!) who is recuperating from knee surgery.

They are great little items to have on hand for when you just want to give a little something to someone.  Actually, I think I’ll use one for our quilt group gift exchange next week.  Maybe make a mini-pin cushion like this one from CrazyMomQuilts or a covered book (google has a ton of tutorials!) to tuck inside.

Although I like both the quilted and non-quilted styles – I think I prefer the quilted style.  There is more body to the bag (even though the non-quilted one has batting in it).  These bags are a perfect way to use up free motion quilting samples.

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