Thursday, August 27, 2020


2020 has been a year of confusion,
exhaustion, anger, frustration and
the drive for me to stay busy!

I have to create to keep my sanity!
I want to share with you a quilt that is a free pattern
from Erica Taylor Jackman aka @kitchentablequilting.

This pattern is Plaidish 2
and I have pulled a lot of Christmas fabrics...
well red, green and white fabrics.
Many are Christmas prints I pulled from
stash and scraps.

Here is a link to download
Plaidish 2 over on Erica's blog.
It seems more like a check than a plaid to me.
Should look good in the Christmas color.

Plaid-ish 2 Tutorial - Kitchen Table Quilting

I doubt I will finish this by Christmas but
at least I am gathering the fabrics and perhaps
I will get it all cut out.  

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


When I am not sewing...or card making...
you can find me knitting.
I could call it Quarantine Knitting but
I began the first two projects before RONA
raised her UGLY head.

In January, while in Florida, I began this lovely shawl.
It's the "Dusk to Dawn" pattern you can find on Ralvery.
I used a fingering weight yarn, 50 Shades of Gradient.
I finished it in April after my return from Florida 

Next on my needles was a sport weight yarn called
Pima Prisim yarn and the pattern is free on Ralvery.
"Letters from Russia"

The last finish was a fingering weight
call Cherry Garcia.  I used another free
pattern from Ralvery called "Arlequin Shawl"
This would be perfect for football season...
however, RONA has put her nose all up into
that business as well.

I have several more skeins to knit and have
found patterns to go with the yarns.

I must keep busy because but seriously
my creativity is halted now and again

What are you doing to keep your sanity?