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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

500th post / Prize Give Away

Halloween dolls
Well, I have come to another one of these mile stones and hit my 500th post with this entry. It is interesting how fast these things happen. I think next time I will do like the 750 post or something as 100 posts doesn't seem that far apart. Who knows, I may do this again at the 600th post. Ether way I am having a drawing now. Leave a comment on this post and how to reach you since blogger isn't very helpful that way. Then on November 9th (next Friday) I will have the drawing for a surprise gift give away.

The photo has nothing to do with this post. I am not giving the dolls away. The two dolls on the right where made by a friend of mine, Luzy on the MJF Forum. The other one was given to me when I was a little girl by my Vavo. There is actually another witch sitting on this chair, but I sort of cut most of her out of the photo; she is also a gift from my Vavo.

I also found out my old missionary companion has a blog now showing off her paintings. If you want to check it out, go here.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Weave-it loom / Windowpane lace

window pain lace
Over on ellominator blog there is a wal happening (wal = weave along). Week 1 is windowpane lace pattern. I did two: one in blue and one in pink. Both are Virgin wool; the blue is DMC tapestry wool color 7318, the pink wool one is Bucilla Persian needlepoint & crewel wool color was accidentally left of the wrapper so I don't know what color it is other than pink.
window pain lace on weave it loom
window pain lace
window pain lace
window pain lace on weave it loomwindow pain lace

Saturday, October 27, 2007

suzyhomemakers mini quilt in her home

Suzyhomemaker over at MJF sent me a picture of what my quilt looks like on her kitchen wall. This is the photo she took. I like the color of her walls; it's very pretty. I hope she is doing well and that this cheers her up in fighting her cancer.

Happy Early Halloween

Wishing every one a safe Halloween. Have fun with your little Witches, Spooks and Goblins.

Some of the decorations on my Halloween tree.

More on Lace Hunt

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I have this book called " The Batsford Book of Crochet" by Ann Sterns isbn 0-7134-33124 publish year 1981. This is a book made in London, so the stitches are in the European style not the American style. But that is fine, I know both; just one stitch different by name. There is a little bit in this book on Oya laces on pages 144-155 and one color picture in the color plate section of a piece of needle lace that is 150 years old. You can definitely tell this is a 1980's book ,but that is fine. I am not trying to design clothing the way they show in this book; I just want the skills to make Oya.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Center Medallion Complete

center medallion
So the center medallion is complete. Now I have to stitch more yoyos and cut some more circles in a solid color for more boarders to go around the next round of this quilt and then stitch them into yoyos. Current yoyo count actually sewn into top is 409. There are still a few hundred not sewn into top, but I need the boarder pieces first.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Crafts and Family Time / Update

My kids are wanting to enter a Christmas Ornament /Decorated tree contest, so out came the crafts. So far, two are making quilled ornaments and one is working on Origami ornaments. I think they are going to have a lot of fun with this project, and they have almost two months till the deadline. So I can guess there will probably be lots of glue out for the next few weeks.

I have made a little bit of progress on the Halloween yoyo quilt.
Progress on Halloween yo yo quilt

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Halloween YOYOs

Center section of Halloween yo yo blanket /  back side
Here is what has become of the Halloween yoyo swap over at MJF. I have started to make a lap blanket out of them. This will have more yoyos than the amount I swapped because I have made a lot more since the swap. I still have about 300 cut to stitch to add to the ones I already have made. Not sure how big this will end up, nor what the pattern will end up looking like. I am planning it out as I go, as always.

The photo above is of the back of the quilt because I am still stitching the bottom point on. I work from the back of the project when I am adding yoyos to the blanket; it is easier for me. 121 yoyos thus far on the quilt, about 300 more made, and 400 more cut.

Update:
Front of quilt thus far, because it is still growing.
front of Halloween yo yo quilt

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Head Start on Christmas Journey

If you want to do the "Journey" from last year, I thought I would post this now so people could plan to take the journey. Follow the link and read all posts and all extra instructions in the following links on the new pages.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Another Book on Needle Lace

The hunt continues. Here is another book I have on needle lace. This is Mediterranean Knotted Lace By Elena Dickson isbn 1-86351-346-9.

A lovely book, it shows how to do needle stitches, but it was intended to make doilies more than edgings. Yes, I can use the techniques, but I wanted to start off making the lace edgings I like so much. I am not interested in doilies so much, but the lace that dangles with decorative lace flowers that blow in a soft breeze -- that is the look I want. I know the books I want to buy, but they are out of my price range at the moment.

Block of the month from Fairbanksfancygoods

Fairbanksfancygoods went a little overboard on making blocks for "The Block Of the Month" swaps on flickr. She had more blocks than swap partners, so I agreed to swap for her overages. She was so sweet and sent me extras to boot.

She sent the two blocks. If you want to make these blocks, follow links on names of blocks to the tutorials
Pinwheel
Disappearing Nine PatchPlus a tape measure she had decorated. Then a handmade needle case with supplies included and one blank page to fill.Lastly, she sent fabric; I am trying to figure out if she decorated it or if that is the original print.She is also sending these latter this month to me: this is her photo not mine.
Ditzy Donuts
Extra Donuts

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

25 motif challenge cont..

Here is the next little bit of this challenge; it's not as big as the other items I have done. I really haven't had much time to work on this or the butterfly room as of late, so I combined the two. Here are two butterflies that I tatted out of antique size 10 crochet thread. These are actually the size of quarters; I just took my photo in macro mode so these look much bigger than they are. Together I will call them item 11 for the challenge.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lace Hunt Continues

Still looking for lace patterns. So I went looking through my books, and I already have these books on Armenian lace because I went looking a few years back on this subject, too. All mine are on the needle lace version of the lace; I am also looking for the beaded and crochet and tatted versions. I think I have a few more books around here, too, but I think they may still be boxed up. The top two I think are the same book; I can't find the top left one right now. I think they are just different editions and didn't realize that when I bought them. The PieceWork is the July / August 1996 edition. I think there is another PieceWork with this type of lace, or so I have been told. The nice person who said this is checking her books; if so, I may order that one too the more references the better. The middle left book I know I have, but it is one of those I can't find at the moment.

update
The bottom left book is the other PieceWork magazine that has this type of lace in it.

Just so everyone knows, I do know that Turkish lace and Armenian lace are different and not the same. I am intereseted in both of them because they give a similar look and feel, and I am saddened about how hard it is to find this information. Because when I do have this much trouble, it usually means it is a dying art form and makes me want to learn about it all the more and sooner, so if any one can help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Sunshine

Monday, October 15, 2007

Turkish lace hunt HELP PLEASE!!!

Photos on this page are from the Turkey set by ralmonline on flickr so please check out her photos on flickr

I am on a search for Turkish and Armenian Lace books. I am specifically looking for pattern books on Oya, Oyasi and Oyalari lace, sometimes called Bebilla lace in Greece. This can be beaded, crochet, knotted, or tatted patterns; it comes in all those styles, and I do make those types of laces. So if anyone can help me, I would appreciate it. For all I know the page links I have given here may say how to get pattern books but, since I can't read that language, I do not know. Any help would be appreciated.
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Swedish Weave Part 2

close up Swedish weave blanket
A long time back I showed the two Swedish weave blankets my Mother-in-law made for my oldest and youngest daughters. Over the summer she gave one to my middle daughter for her 8th birthday. I just realized I have never shown it. She sleeps with it every night so it may not be the cleanest in this photo, but we love it and she, my daughter, defiatly does. Some day I plan on making one for myself, but it hasn't happened yet. Incase you have never seen this type of weaving, you buy Monks cloth and weave into the weave of the cloth forming patterns with yarn. It is very similar to huck weaving, but that is done on a smaller weave for table cloths and things of that sort.
Swedish weave blanket

My daughter's yoyos

My daughter has made these for the swap we are in for Christmas yoyo's. She is using a clover tool to make circles and hearts; the circle ones are the size of a USA dime. She is having fun, and I think she will go well beyond the fifty she is signed up for. Currently our goal is to make a garland, but that may change.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yoyo's Assembly Patterns

Below are the two types of layout for yoyo's that I use when making a blanket, doily, pillow...
square lay out
The first is the weaker of the two, but goes together with fewer yoyo's. The reason it is a weaker layout is because of the bigger holes between the yoyos. Each yoyo is stitched to only 4 other yoyos.
lay out
The second is the stronger blanket out of the two layouts shown. Each yoyo is stitched to 6 other yoyos and the holes between the yoyos are smaller. However, it takes more yoyos to cover the same area.

Cool Cookie Cutters

Just one of those things I will add to my list of wants, as if it wasn't long enough as is. Have you checked out William Sonoma's Web site lately? They have these cool stand up cookie cutters. They are on sale at the moment; I am so thinking of getting these but will hold off for awhile. I have a kid who is born right around Halloween time, and she loves all things Halloween. I think this would be so cool to have for birthday party fun and such. The photos in this post are not mine; they are from William Sonoma. I have made the pictures links. So, if you want to check them out or order them for yourself, just click on the photos.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Yoyo Bench Cover

This runner has grown by 10 rows. The nice thing about yoyo afghans is that you can use them while they grow bigger. In time, this will end up a table cover, then a sofa blanket, then a twin- bed blanket, and probably get all the way to King-bed size. For now, it makes a lovely bench cover. The template used for these yoyos is a standard size cd, if you care to make one. A lot of the yoyos in this runner I received as gifts from yoyo swaps.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fall Quilt Block Swap at MJF

List of swappers:
  1. Sewgirlie
  2. Suzyhomemaker
  3. carol Sue
  4. cinnamongirl, from whom I have four.
  5. Mkmomus
  6. jcbtxstars
  7. Katmom
  8. Smoothijuice
  9. Khartquilt
  10. Cheryl
  11. Sunshine (twice): Mine are not pictured; because I made them for everyone else but not myself, I made traditional nine patch. Because I signed up twice, I have two from every one except Cinnamongirl; I have 4 from her because she signed up twice, too.
  12. Cinnamongirl (twice: 4 blocks)
  13. Ktknits
This is not my layout; this is just every block I received. This is too uniform for me. I will make one block for myself and do a 5 by 5 layout

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Other Blogs I Post On

Here are two other blogs that I post on, in case you wanted to check them out. These two blogs are extreme opposites of each other, so be prepared for that.
http://beeswithoutborders.wordpress.com/
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/

Pink For a cure

Peony, originally uploaded by sunshine's creations.

If you belong to flickr and you have pink photos, add them to the Passionately Pink for the Cure group. I added 47 photos today I wish I had more, but since it is not my favorite color, that is more than I thought I would be able to add. I am looking for things pink to add this month. I am sure most of us know someone who has had this or will have this. Prepare now to help your loved ones before you find out they have this; add as many pictures as you can in pink.

http://flickr.com/groups/passionatelypinkforthecure/pool/

This text taken from the text directly from the group I did not write it but thought it important to post.

"About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like Passionately Pink for the Cure, they have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Added by originalmulli.

Passionately Pink for the Cure
is a grassroots fundraising and awareness program of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader in the breast cancer movement.

What makes you passionate for the cure?

Showcase your passion for the cure by uploading passionately pink photos to help raise vital funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Share photos in honor of a survivor, in memory of a loved one, to celebrate Passionately Pink for the Cure events. Or simply share a pink photo that inspires others to rally around the cause.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Yahoo! will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, for each pink photo added to this Group from October 1-31, 2007 up to $50,000! This donation will be used to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.

Pick your Pink. Play Your Part. End Breast Cancer. "

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