Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hi friends.  I see that I have been very neglectful of my blog lately.  So I guess I should show you some of the things I have been working on. 

I've done a little bit of crocheting.  Here are some small doilies that I made.  I didn't have a pattern.  I was working from a completed piece, so I made changes as I went along.  I tend to crochet very loosely, so I sometimes need more or fewer stitches as I go, so I simply adjust.  That's why I don't crochet things that have to fit someone.  This first one went in the mail today to a friend that has been going through some rough times. 
I should have placed this last one on a darker background, so it would show up better. 
I've also been making some sonobe ornaments --- a lot of paper folding!  But the end result is pretty cool and actually quite sturdy.  Each one is made from 30 squares of paper.  I've made a few with 3" squares, one with 6" squares from brown grocery bags, and a couple of other sizes.  Mostly I've been using 2-1/2" squares.  The finished size is nice for a Christmas ornament, and the pieces aren't too awkward to work with.  I made one with 2" squares, but that was more difficult to put together.  The bigger ones are the easiest.  This is just one of many that I've made so far. 
I've been making with from glossy pages from some old SU mini catalogs and magazines.  I painted this one gold, but since the paint is translucent, you can still see words and images underneath.  

And, finally, I made my first mug rug.  I started it last night and finished it this morning.  

This one is pretty simple.  I used pieces left over from other projects.  My hand quilting stitches are rather crooked, so don't look too closely.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Edie L said...

How large are the squares in your mug mat? I love it and am looking for something to quilt that is simple. I lost my soul mate after 53 years of marriage Oct. 9, and I need something simple to keep me busy. I haave done some quilting, but no hand quilting. A small project would be good to try my first attempt at that. I am also a rubber stamper and you have wished me Happy Birthday for the last 3 years\ on Splitcoaststampers.

Edie Lesslie

Dianne Beans said...

Love your little mug rug. I made several for gifts last year. They are really fun to make. I have enjoyed visiting your blog. May the Lord richly bless you and your family during this holiday season.