Wool shirt progress #1

So far, I have cut out all the pieces to the pattern and marked them up as well.  On those that needed interfacing, I cut them out and adhered to fabric.

Here is my first actual step in sewing:IMG_3100

IMG_3101The all important pocket!

Next I moved onto sewing the seam in the sleeve, and creating an opening at the bottom of the sleeve, where it will eventually be sewn to the cuff:

IMG_3103I am using my serger as much as I can for clean seams, but sometimes, you just have to use your good ole sewing machine!

I will keep you posted on the progress.  Oh yes, here is the pattern I am making:IMG_3104


Happy Stitching to you!


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New sewing project

I am about to embark on a sewing project with THE most expensive fabric I have ever sewn in my entire life and I have to say I am a bit nervous.  I am making a shirt, for my husband using Pendelton’s Whisperwool.  It feels wonderfully soft and with it being wool,  it should keep the hubby nice and warm!IMG_3097 IMG_3098 IMG_3099Wish me luck and happy stitching to you, whatever your project may be!

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Stitching and, well, Stitching

I just finished with a couple different types of stitching projects.

One is of the sewing kind, where I made an adorable little bonnet for a special little delivery that will be soon:IMG_3077

IMG_3078The other is of the crochet kind.  Here I made a cute little hat for another special delivery!

I need to acknowledge the creator of this pattern. I found it HERE.  I did however, have to use a larger size up hook for the yarn I was using, but I think it turned out great.

Happy Stitching to you!

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My first knit scarf, ever!

Since I did quite well learning to crochet all on my own, looking at websites, patterns, understanding the language and of course YouTube, I thought I would give knitting a try as well.

Well, it definitely is NOT as easy as crochet.  You have so many stitches to worry about, not just the one on your crochet hook.  The holding of 2 needles and letting go and wrapping the yarn around….ugggghhh I was VERY frustrated.

But I was able to, after about 3 tries of ripping out the project make this and I am quite pleased with the way it turned out!  I was able to fix my mistakes but I think there are still a couple in there!

first knit scarf II
The yarn I used is by Berroco, a Nylon/Acrylic blend and it’s so soft.

I would love to be able to graduate up to the knit/purl stitch and even making socks, but at this point, I may just retire my needles for good, we’ll see.

Until next time, happy stitching!

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Another handmade baby blanket

I remembered sometime last month, that I never made my second grandson his blanket for his birth back in March.  What a terrible Nana am I.  So in carrying on the tradition, he will receive this for Christmas:

zach blanket 1 zach blanket 2

I like the way the piping turned out on the edge, rather than use a lace this time.zach blanket 3

I did however, have to spend an additional hour and a half ripping out my basting as well as stitching, because of this error…can you see what I did???   I cannot believe I was not paying attention.zach blanket 4
Obviously, when I started to turn it right side out after sewing, I noticed the batting should be BETWEEN the layers on the INSIDE, not on the outside of the blanket….duh!

I am also including a look back on my other posts about baby blankets HERE and

Happy, and CORRECT stitching to you!!

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Tiered apron

I just finished making this absolutely adorable(I think) tiered apron as a gift for someone.

I bought the fabric HERE a long time ago(like 2 yrs?) and I loved the way Randi combined the colors/patterns.  It caught my eye, just for this project.  I just needed someone special to make it for and I found that someone :-)

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I added a ribbon at the top gathered row to hide the unfinished gathered edge.  The other layers are hidden by the next layer up!

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I put a layer of interfacing along the top edge of the waistband for more stabilization.photo 3

photo 4Until next time, Happy Stitching!

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Crochet socks for myself

I haven’t posted in a very long time.  Guess I have been busy with projects!

I just finished these:
socks made with berroco yarn

I used Berroco Comfort Sock yarn.  I decided to mix it up a bit and add some solid color, along with the multi-color.  Comfy indeed!!

I also see I never posted my completed counted cross stitch snowman stocking, so here it is:


And finally, my current ongoing counted cross stitch project, in honor of my sweet Boxer, Clare:

boxer project1 boxer project2

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I bought this counted cross stitch pattern HERE years ago, but am changing up the coloring a bit as Clare is so much darker than what the pattern calls for.  Its a bit of a challenge, but fun!

Happy stitching!

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Snowman & Friends Stocking update #6

imageMy stocking is basically done as far as cross stitching is concerned.  Now I need to start at the top and work down to fill in any missing spots!!  I know there are several!

After that, comes the highlighting stitches and sew it together!!

Until next time, happy stitching!!



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Snowman & Friends Stocking update #5

imageI have reached the tip of the toe!

It shouldn’t be too long now!!

Happy stitching!





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Snowman & Friends Stocking update #4

I am really liking the way this Christmas stocking is turning out for my grandsons first Christmas this year :-)

The detail is amazing, just by adding cross stitches and a few color changes!!
Here is my progress to date:
8-4-14 progressUntil next time….happy stitching!



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