Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Purse for Christena

I made this purse as an exchange item back in July but never posted the pictures (can you tell my life has been busy?). The purse was sent to Christena. It was knitted and then felted. The
pattern is from the November, 2006 copy of Creative Knitting magazine. I added pre-made straps. My experience with knitted or crocheted straps is that they do stretch. I then lined the purse (second picture). I also sent a crayon purse which I crocheted for Mary who started kindergarten this year (and I remember when she was born--seems like last year). The purse for Mary was complete with a box of crayons, which she grabbed right away. This was a very fun swap to do.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Slide show

I created a slide show of the prayer shawls I have finished. It will be easier to add shawls that way. I am almost finished with a shawl for Amanda. It is a blessing shawl as she starts a new career working as the missions coordinator for a church in Arizona.

Check out my Slide Show!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Prayer shawl for Tracy

I just finished this prayer shawl for a friend at church whose father just passed on.

I used Rainbow Boucle (a shaded yarn) and the V-stitch pattern. It is 24 inches wide and 66 inches long. The shawl is very light and soft. Tracy will get it on Sunday.

New venture

I am attempting to start selling pillowcases I have sewn. I have an Etsy page and will see how it goes. These are the pillowcases I made this week. I am still trying to figure out the right resolution for the pictures, That will be tomorrow's project!! My Etsy site is here: http://Blueowl.etsy.com .

Quilt update

After 2 weeks, I have finished the quilt top. I am learning a lot about quilting and really like it. The border is a Peter Rabbit print.