It’s a Mitten Knitting Year!

I knit with a great group of ladies every Saturday afternoon at our local library branch.  Each year the Library puts up a mitten donation tree – and this year a number of us are knitting mittens for kids who need them.  Check out the mittens I have finished:

IMG_3375 IMG_3440 IMG_3399-001 IMG_3436 IMG_3439  I hope to donate 12 pairs this year, and if the other knitters add their own mitten dozens, that tree should be full this fall!

IMG_3312   IMG_3290-001 IMG_3292    There has been other knitting as well – this is the Lila Shawl designed by Gillie Parsons, knit in Drooling over Yarn’s Merino Fingering.  I love the crescent shape and the gorgeous lace border!

IMG_3419 And this little sweetheart with matching hat is the Opal Sock Bunny by Susan Anderson, knit here in Patons Kroy sock yarn in Sweet Stripes.  She will be going to a friend for a new granddaughter later this summer!  At this point, one can only dream of summer.  March has been cold and snowy, with many dreary cloudy days.

Finally,  I have added a lovely damask tablecloth fabric IMG_3427 to my Stash for Sale page.  Scroll down and check out all the details 🙂


This New Year

started out with lots of stitching!  I caught the ornament bug early this year, and stitched up these three in quick succession:

Santa One Ornament - Jan. 2013  Santa 1 from a kit of 9 Santas by Donna Giampa

Baaa Humbug  Baaa Humbug from The Cricket Collection – stitched over 1

and Whitetail Deer ornie, Jan. 2013  Whitetail deer from Crossed Wing Collection’s Feed The Hungry!

I have also put an old piece back on the qsnaps and stitching frame – my Chatelaine’s Waterlily Quilt.  I cannot believe I started this in 2004 and still have not completed it!  My goal is to stitch every day – one stitch, 10, and 100 – doesn’t matter – just do something every day!

IMG_3295  So this is where I am starting from in 2013!  Wish me luck!

I had the pleasure of finishing Lynne Mc’s AQFB this month – loads of hand sewing in this finish – but it is so gorgeous!

IMG_3286  IMG_3287-001  IMG_3289-001  If you hear a big happy shout soon, that will be Lynne when it arrives home in the mail 🙂

I have been cleaning house too – just added some lovely gingham 22 ct aida by Charlescraft into the sale page – all the details are there, but here is a sneak peek:

IMG_3339  IMG_3340

Look for a knitting update in a few days!

Stash for Sale

Time to do a little housekeeping with the duplicate stash!

Crossed Wing Collection Winter Visitor.  New in package. $3 plus $1.50 shipping to Canada, $2.50 shipping to the US.

Cross Stitch & Needlework Magazine Oct. 1996:   Good condition.  Price is $2 plus postage – $2.20 to Canada, $3.75 to the US.

Folkwear Patterns – all new in package and uncut – these retail from $10 – $15 US – price here is $3 each plus postage – $3 to Canada, $7.50 to US

Calico Day Dress 

Syrian Dress

Afghani Nomad Dress

PayPal or International Money Order cheerfully accepted!

Stash Clean out!

Check out the Stash for Trade or Sale page (look up!) – I have been cleaning up my work table and all these things need to find new homes 🙂