Monday, September 26, 2005


Pictures of another pair of sideways mittens with a Tychus hat.

Also the quilt now it is tied.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Sock yarn scarf

WOW! This scarf is really cool! You have to scroll down a bit, but that she worked it side to side lengthwise makes it turn out pretty neat IMHO. Someone else translated that she used leftover sock yarn and #3 needle with CO of 300. Maybe...............................

Cold and cold

So, the weather has been icky, gray and cold. Now I have developed a cold so I feel icky, gray and cold. Not a lot of fun for me or those around me. My voice is almost nonexistent, but fortunately, so far this morning, the chills are gone and my throat actually feels less sore. Seems to be a good day to sit and work on projects. Unless the medicine prevents me from focusing :).

I did get the quilt tied and was very unoriginal and used white. I know, I know, but the top is so colorful that I am not worried about it being boring.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

What color?

I have finished a small (45 x 60) quilt and need to tie it. What color should I use? The back is tea stained muslin.

I haven't gotten this far with the denim one yet. I have to piece together the red flannel for the backing and just seem to keep putting it off :).

I do have another OPH comfortghan almost completed so I am getting something done.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Dirt anyone?

We are packed up and ready to go camping. Two nights and three days in a camper with my family. The weather is predicting cold and rain. Sure is a good thing I love these guys because we are probably going to be very close and very stinky!!!
I have packed my needles, hooks and yarn so should be just fine. I also packed the Uno cards for everyone else so they will leave me alone while I play :). See you in a couple of days!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Busy, busy

This weekend was very busy. Not just with family, but with crafts and projects! I was able to FINISH the quilt top for the denim quilt I have been working on. I have been saving old jeans for over a year and periodically cutting them into 7 inch squares. I completed a top that is 16 x 11 squares. It should be plenty large enough for my older son's bed. It is intended as a Christmas gift for him. If I am able to collect enough denim, I will do one for the younger son as well, but his might need to be another Christmas. I went and purchased the batting and flannel backing yesterday. OUCH! Even with the batting at 40% off and the flannel on sale it still was almost $40!!! Good thing the denim was free ;). Maybe I will have it all together except for tieing it by tomorrow afternoon.

I also was able to get another comfortghan completed and ready to mail. This is for a woman who recently lost her Mother. I hope she finds peace and comfort.

Friday, September 09, 2005

In Honor of Kyle W. Burns

This comfortghan is to honor Kyle W. Burns and is being mailed to his parents.

Thank you to all who contributed squares in order to make this possible.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Tychus I love you!

What is Tychus you say? That is the name of the pattern used to create this wonderful, warm and EASY hat to go with the sideway mittens! The pattern is designed by Brooke T. Higgins and can be found at I see many more of these in my knitting future as well.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Sideways mittens

Aren't these just the cutest? They are from a pattern developed by a lady on my Native American Support Yahoo Group and it is a wonderful pattern! Easy to do, easy to follow and look just how stinkin' cute they are!! I can hardly wait to make a bunch more!!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Another way to help

Dear Stamping Friends,
USArtQuest has found a small, yet significant way to help those who will for
some time, be living in makeshift housing of our devastated south. We know
that once the evacuees have reached a point where essential life-needs are met,
they will also need something to keep their spirits up.

The employees of USArtQuest will begin assembling Card Art Kits on October 1.
These kits are to benefit those suffering from their overwhelming sense of
loss, by providing a bit of art therapy. Hands can stay creatively busy, while
helping hearts heal. Although the process of evacuating and relocating may take
several weeks or months, our project will also take that long to assemble.

This is how you can participate:
Please gather your friends, your cardstock and pretty Christmas stamps, new,
old, juvenile, pretty, elegant, cute and in-between – all just begging to be
used. Stamp and emboss at least 6 Christmas/Holiday cards with envelopes and
send them to USArtQuest.

DO NOT color them or do anything to embellish them in any way, other than to
stamp and emboss. Pre-layering images is acceptable. We want nicely stamped,
but plain cards. Please put postage on the envelopes and 6 cards into one
zip-lock bag. If you use dark cardstock, please enclose a piece of white paper, so
that personal notes can be written with regular ballpoint pens.

USArtQuest will supply the brushes, watercolors, stickers, additional
paper/card, markers and the oodles of donated creative materials, as well as do the
assembly, packing and shipping of the kits to the affected areas. Those who
receive the kits will have, for at least a few hours, the opportunity to sit,
paint, embellish and finish the cards for their friends and family for the
holidays. We all know that something as small as sending or receiving a card can be
very important. But, more importantly, these handmade cards may be the only
gift they can give this year.

Our goal is to send 200 kits, each kit having enough materials for 12 people.
(That means a staggering, 72 stamped cards per kit.) If we receive more
cards, then we will assemble as many kits as the cards support. We would like to
ship the first pallet of kits, by mid-October. If my arrangements to personally
distribute the kits does not happen, (my sister lives in Houston), then we
have asked that Points of Light Foundation and the Salvation Army to begin
distributing the kits in late October.

If you would like to include ribbons, stickers or other creative materials
not commonly carried by USArtQuest, we will also include them in the kit boxes.
If you are able to participate, please begin sending your cards, with postage
attached and/or materials to:
USArtQuest, Inc.
7800 Ann Arbor Road
Grass Lake, MI 49240
Attn: We Care

With heartfelt thanks and prayers for our neighbors,
Susan Pickering Rothamel
USArtQuest, Inc.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Coming Soon

Pictures that is. I have two comfortghans almost completed. One is an OPH and the other is for a cousin of a friend. Both are very pretty and I am excited to share the completed projects with you!!!