Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One More Japanese Knot Bag

I can't seem to get enough of these. I think the Japanese Knot Bag is one of my favorite projects. I've made quite a few of them. If you'd like to see the others, click on my sidebar under Sewing Basket and there is one on the first page and several on the next after clicking 'older posts'.
I did a little embroidery on it and think Cassidy will really like it. I thought it would be a nice little bag for her to carry her current book in.

Here is a close-up of the embroidery. If you'd like to make one, the Japanese Knot Bag can be found free here: www.showyourworkings.wordpress.com.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tee-Pee's and Outdoor Fun

The girls have been having a good ol' time playing in the back yard. Cassidy has been reading about the discovery of America, Columbus, Indians and all that stuff. They have built two tee-pees out of some branches laying around, built a campfire ring from some rocks, and made some "soup" and some other food from leaves and water, etc. They play for hours on end; no fighting, no bickering. All good, plain sisterly fun!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Little Chick Baby Hat

I visited my local yarn store to pick up some double-points and while I was in there decided to browse around a little. I saw this little hat hanging and knew I had to make it for someone I know that is going to have a baby. I thought it was so cute. It's made from Khaki (I think that's the name of it) Cotton. I've used it many times before and thought I might have had the colors in my stash, but noooo, of course not. So this time, I did break down, go back and buy exactly what I needed. I'm happy with the result. Hope the baby likes it, too.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pretty in Pink Tank

My mom knit this adorable top for Kaleigh over the summer. It's called Pretty in Pink Tank. The pattern was made up by a lovely young lady in Pennsylvania. I have her in my side-bar as one of my favorites but here is her address: http://deliciousstitches.blgspot.com She has some very cute patterns that she has made up and unselfishly shares the patterns on her blog for free. My mom made this top using Amerah silk yarn in orange/pink varigated. I made the same top for myself but still have to finish the straps. I really should just finish it as I'm looking at only one night's work. If you get a chance, go visit Delicious Stitches. She has a great blog!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Knitted Barbie Clothes

Cassidy loves to play with her Barbies. She could play hours on end all by herself with her dolls, assessories and house. I thought she would like some new clothes so I surfed the net and found a few to knit up for her for Christmas. And of course, a new Barbie is surely on the list.This one needs to go to the hairdresser or something...

Here's another little number I thought was cute. The only thing is that the front was pretty risque, so I closed it up with a little rose. A bit of modesty is important, even for curvy Barbie.

This is one of my favorites; some lace on the bottom. The color is really pretty, too. I got all three patterns from the net for free and used scraps left over from other projects. I think Cassidy will like her custom made Barbie clothes.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nature's Bounty

We have been truly blessed this year with a bountiful garden. We have been so busy picking, canning and freezing the day is gone before we know it. A couple days ago I noticed our pear tree was loaded with beautiful pears. We picked 86 lbs! We peeled, cored and sliced them. We then canned them in the waterbath canner. For some, my husband made pear mince-meat and he canned 6 jars of that. Oh, it's yummy. I'd like to make pies and filled cookies around Christmas time with it. I'm hoping to do the same thing tomorrow; can some and make mincemeat with the rest.

We also have a lot of cabbage in the garden. We picked one today and made coleslaw using our cabbage and our carrots. It was awfully good paired with the grilled cornbread my hubbie made this morning. Do you see why I have mixed feelings about him eventually going back to work? If it weren't for the money thing I think I'd like to keep him home!

We are overloaded with pears and eggs so I made a little stand in front of the house. We have eleven houses on our dead-end street so I don't know if we'll sell too much, but if the neighbors like clean, home-grown food, our little stand is the place to visit!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Norwegian Star Earflap Hat

This was a fun, quick knit! I made two of these; one for each of my 20 something nephews for Christmas. I got the pattern from Tiennie. I don't have her web address but if you google in the hat name or her name the directions will pop up. I used Patons yarn and really like the way it feels and the way the hats came out. I didn't add in the earflaps because I'm not sure my nephews would like them. So there's two more gifts checked off my Christmas Gift list. More to come...