Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stay Calm!

Make your own poster:  Keep Calm-o-matic

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Spiral Rib

I needed a spiral rib for socks with 30 stitches on each of 2 circular needles so I charted it in Excel.  Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

National Tie One On Day!

Get in the spirit of giving aprons!  Join in the fun, creating memories of special people, aromas, and occasions spent in the kitchen :  

Cranking Out Aprons, Litterally

In recent months, my husband and I have been blessed with some great hospitality provided by some very special hostesses.  To show our appreciation, I have been busy making aprons.  

With two fabrics and rick-rack, I was frequently changing thread to match.  I finally decided, with so many machines in the house, why not use two.  The one I chose was a hand crank model that was already in the sewing room and fit easily on the end of my small sewing table.  Also, it doesn't add to the tangle of cords running under or across the table.  I love sewing on a hand crank machine.  It is so relaxing.
Today, I finished another apron for our 4-H silent auction.  Both apron patterns appear in Retro Aprons by Cindy Taylor Oates.  I can't wait to get her latest apron book, Mother and Daughter Aprons.  Maybe I am dreaming there is a little girl in my future?  ;)