• Gifts,  Quilting

    A Quilt Group

    For Christmas this year I made three quilts, one for each of my nephews and my niece. For each one I thought and planned out the pattern, the fabric, and the quilting to match their personalities the best I could. Over the next three posts I will give you the details of each one, I hope you like them! Today is my youngest nephew L’s quilt. L’s quilt is a variation of a log cabin pattern. I used a charm pack for the squares, and a jelly roll for the strips. The fabric is Moda’s Shirtings 1875-1900. It has sweet bicycles, baseball bats, cuff-links, and other small patterns on it.…

  • Gifts,  Knitting

    A Bit of History

    When I was a little kid, my dad had these really funny looking mittens. They had an extra finger part, so that your index finger was free from the rest of your hand. Dad explained that they were for hunting, so that you were able to use the trigger without having to take your hands out of the mittens. His Mom, who was from Newfoundland, had made them for him. Unfortunately I never got to know my grandma before she passed, so I never got any of her patterns. I was surfing around Craftster one day and low and behold I found this post! I was so excited I could…

  • Gifts

    Feeling Honoured

    I received a thank you card yesterday from the person I knit this little sweater for. She said she had been searching for the perfect outfit to bring her baby girl home from the hospital in, and that this sweater was going to be it. How sweet is that? I really do feel honoured. It’s nice to know that people appreciate handmades the way that I do. And as I hinted to in my last post, I was so honoured to receive a wonderful handmade for my birthday this year. My Mom made me an absolutely gorgeous crocheted afghan for my birthday. I mean seriously, look at this beauty! Isn’t…