Monday, May 24, 2010

My Fair Project

A few years ago, David bought me a book with 200 different crochet squares. This is my first project using it. I had to adapt the hour glass squares - the pattern in the book was more like a step pyramid. I haven't totally decided how I'm going to put them together, but I'm thinking four sections with these top nine blocks. Each section bordered with a complementary color and then sewn together. Hopefully I will have it done by fair time.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Spring Sweater

This is my first attempt at making a sweater. The collar ended up larger that it was supposed to be, but all in all it turned out okay. It's really supposed to go over a sleeveless top, but it was too cold this day, and I didn't want to wait.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Branching Out

I've been crocheting afghans and scarfs for about as long as I can remember. It's time to try some new things. Here are a pair of fingerless gloves I made from a pattern in the Nov/Dec 09 issue of "Crochet Today." Totally impratical for NE Ohio, but I love them!

Friday, January 08, 2010

A Winter Wonderland

As I opened my door last night and saw the porch light reflecting on the snow, it struck me that it looked like someone had dusted my front yard with diamond dust. So beautiful. So magical. The quiet of a snow covered world is so peaceful

Without winter were would we be? Without the freezing temperatures, many of our plants would not be able to flower. What would it be like if we all had weather like Arizona, Southern California or Florida? I suspect there would be more hunger and thirst as those regions don't have the moisture to raise enough crops to feed us.
Have your ever watched kids or dogs in the snow? Absolute joy!

Just some things that caught my eye- young trees popping up through the snow, deer tracks, a small elm.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

My First Quilt

It took me 3+ years, but I finished it. The piecing was done by machine, the quilting by hand.
I can see each mistake, but I'm happy with it. I already have ideas for two more where I am a little more creative. We'll see how long it takes me to start on those.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A Busy Labor Day Weekend!

Well, I think we are ready for winter. This weekend after freezing 40 quart bags of corn, we started making tomato sauce. I haven't transferred the sauce to freezer bags yet, but I'd guess we made about 6 galllons to add to the 6 gallons we already have. We already have plenty of green beans and diced tomatoes in the freezer. I didn't take pictures of the tomato process - but have posted pictures of what it took to do the corn.

10 dozen ears of corn and 10 dozen husks.