Saturday, October 1, 2022

SUCH A CARD!

I finally got back to some card making. 
I have some Quilty looking designer paper 
This simple card came out quite nice!


I sometimes mass produce card making pieces and parts.
Like these Christmas boughs with pine cones. 
I gather designer papers, ribbons,
 that can go together with them 


I just love how pretty these boughs are with the metallic paper


For this card I left the bough designs in one larger piece. 
Above the boughs were cut into 3 sections 



I sometimes just make bases with colors I like.
Theses may end up with bee designs…May-bee!


and oh yes…black and gray!
Could be Halloween, Masculine birthday…



I do have A wonderful, Ohio State die cut and stamp set.
Add some plaids in and I am happy, happy, happy! 


and ta-da…Ohio State cards!


Stay tuned as I have been very busy and more cards are in the works. 





Sunday, September 25, 2022

2022 KNIT WIT


I am a lazy knitter.
I want easy projects.
You won’t ever see me knit a sweater.
I seldom wear a sweater and thrift stores
Well…that’s where I find sweaters! 
I don’t mind a small challenge or a learning new stitch.
BUT if pattern makes me fume and curse..and 
I can’t get my brain around the instructions..
That project may never get finished. 

Like this Penrose Tile Shawl!
My friend, who knits beautiful sweaters
Said she had some trouble with it,
She tries to help me but it’s just not fun!

Maybe I could pay someone to make this for me.
I really want it. I just 2 colors and yarns in it. 


I love this Hippo for Christmas yarn By LoLoDidIt
I don’t have a knitted Christmas scarf.


And I found a very easy pattern.
One I have made several times, because it is easy
And very pretty when finished.

Here’s one  I finished 
Looks amazing by my succulents. 


This one is headed to my September beach vacation.
I like to sit in the patio in the evening
Sip wine and knit!


And this scarf is nearing its finish
It’s a DK weight so a bit heavier than 
the fingering weight used in the scarves above. 

The yarn is Pennies at Sunset color
And the pattern is Touchstone. 

It will be oerfect for fall and winter.
I also have an extra skein, so my friend
who crochets amazing hats, is gonna make me a hat!


That being said…I better get those needles moving!






Thursday, September 15, 2022

DRAGONFLY GARDEN CARDS


I finally made some more cards!!!
I really was in a hole trying to figure out how to get back to this craft.

My friend Vikki, also a card maker, loaned me her set of
Dragonfly Garden stamps and die-cuts 
And I was off and stamping!

She also gave me the designer papers that went with this set!


The result, some similar cards with different colors,
sentiments, embellishments.


I love this color! 




I think this is kinda masculine. 


And let’s not forget to stamp the envelopes to coordinate


So this card was a little different design!
I punched out a dragonfly for it. 


This one focused on the designer paper. 


I punched out a lot of dragonflies for future cards
And returned the set to Vikki in a timely manner. 

I will be stamping with Vikki in October and can’t wait to
See what new goodies she will have on hand.

STAMP ON!  

Kathy 





Friday, September 9, 2022

A ‘PERKY’ TABLE RUNNER

Sometimes being a pattern tester has ‘perks’ 
besides getting great patterns. 
For instance, fabric!
Corinne Wells of Frannie B Quilt Company
Designed a new line called ‘Elegance’. 

She reached out to her testers and asked if we could turn around 
a quick project using her new fabric line. 

I committed  to make a table runner and really 
loved the mustard colors in this line. 
Corrine sent me these fat quarters. 


I looked thru my patterns, quilt books, Pinterest for inspiration.
Found this pattern by Nancy Zieman.
The heartbeat idea didn’t do anything for me..
but I could figure a design that would be my style. 


We could only use solids or blenders to keep
her fabric line the star.   
I pulled these together.


A GRUNGE became my blender
And the cutting began 


I changed the pattern design to my liking. 
Making one continuous strip across vs the heart beat chart look!


A Denyse Schmidt stash fabric became the backing.  


I liked the was it was coming together. 
QUICKLY!
QAYG (quilt as you go) never disappoints me.


It’s just lovely!
The gold/mustard GRUNGE was perfect 
for the binding. 








This will look great this fall on my dining room table.
Now the hunt is on for the green and mustard pumpkins. 



Wednesday, August 31, 2022

TOMTE CHRISTMAS

Stitching things off my UFO list!
This little gnome quilt TOMTE is sew adorable.
How could I resist.

I cut it out in fall of 2021 and intended to make
at a quilt retreat. But that didn't happen.


Back home last winter...the stitching began.
It went together sew quickly!



And begin a BUCKEYE FOR LIFE
you know my Gnome had to have a OSU hat!


He's now at the longarmer and he will return
before the the first kickoff!


GO BUCKS!