By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

ThimbleBerry Block 2 is a success

I sat down yesterday morning to start and complete the February block for the Thimbleberry quilt. I took a ton of pictures as I went along this time that show step by step how the block came together. I learned a lot from the first one because this one turned out perfect the first time, which was a huge relief. I hate taking things apart, whether it's knitting or sewing.

The key was to measure every step of the way. Even when I just was adding the first corner to the wine flowered rectangle I'd measure it before cutting the triangle off. Measure, measure, measure AND be sure to take it apart if it doesn't measure out to be proper.

Here are the results: 2 perfectly 12.5 inch blocks!

Knitting night at my place

I hosted my first knitting night here in Moncton at my house last Tuesday night. We had a great turn out, 5 of us. The experience levels ranged from not knitting (crocheting instead), to first time knitter, thru to advanced baby sweater maker! I meant to get Troy to snap a picture of us happily knitting but we must have gotten distracted and forgot.

Laurie was our first time knitter and caught on really fast. She's very ambitious and is either going to make a scarf or baby afghan. Can't wait to see how it goes!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Giant has been found!

I feel like the prince when he found Cinderella to fit the glass slipper.

A friend of ours was visiting this weekend, Jake, and he needed some slippers since it was a freezing -25 celcius. I looked at his feet (a size 12 mens) and thought of the clogs. They fit him almost like a glove. They were actually a little tight when he had socks on. It made me feel so good to know they weren't going to go to waste and haunt me in my 'completed' bin for years to come.

So now I'm going to tackle another pair of them, with this now successful try behind me! This time, however, I'm going to use the correct type of wool... not making that mistake again.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Year long quilting project

I'm very excited about this new challenge I've taken on. I've joined the Thimbleberries Club for 2006 at the Quiltery store in Riverview. Every month we make a new square of a different style. The theme for it is Vintage Stitches. The middle of each square correponds to the month. I completed the first square for January but had to redo the whole thing. It was supposed to end up being 12.5 inch square but it was only 12". Way too different so I tore it apart and resewed it. It's now exact and I'm really happy I made the effort to fix it. I have the material for the next square but haven't started yet. I'll have to be way more careful this time.
Here is what the finished quilt should look like:
I'm only doing the Quilt front, who would ever put that much work into the back of the quilt?! Not me anyway.

Too many projects, not enough time

Well I've been extremely busy starting projects lately. I've lost track of what I'm even working on so I'm going to attempt to make a list.

Completed lately:
Brown felted clutch made with Patons Wool (felted way better than Briggs & Little)
Baby Quilt for Zoe (Jill & Seb's new baby)

- Baby sock (1 done)
- Thrummed slipper for Troy (1 done)
- Beige ladder scarf
- Pink and Brown striped clutch (not sewed or felted)
- Pink flower (needs to be felted and sewed)
- Baby bonet
- Baby afghan