Workbasket Wednesday – A trio of baby blankets finished!

20170727_063433After Weeks and weeks of working on this trio of baby blankets, a little here and a little there, they are finally finished.  Well… almost finished.  I need to weave in the loose ends and give them all a gentle wash, then they will be ready for gifting.  I am happy.  Now I will look around and find the next knitting project to start, or maybe a crochet project…  oh, the possibilities!


The first four rows are done on my king sized charm quilt.  It is waiting for more 2″ squares to be cut before I can proceed.  I am thinking that it will make a cute curtain for the grandsons’ loft bed as I continue to work on it.


Sorry about the quality of these photos, I took them quickly as I was leaving this morning.  I wanted to show you the state of my sewing room at the moment.  I have decided to get all of the Ruby McKim flower basket blocks ready to embroider.  That way it won’t be a question of having to drag out all the fabric and supplies each time I am ready to start a new block.  They will be stashed in their project container ready to be worked on.  I have already finished 4 of the 32 blocks.  In August we are to receive the remaining blocks.


Here are four of the blocks that are ready to go into the project container for future sewing.

I also have another portable stitching project that I am working on, but I forgot to bring it with me today. I will have to take a picture of the progress and show you next week.

Until then…


Late Holiday Post – Freedom from termites

Happy Fourth of July!  Our celebration of Freedom.  We were free to work on projects around the house that needed to be worked on.  Partner worked on the final removal and replacement of the termite damaged wood on the front of the house.  When I wasn’t needed to help with this process (and an interesting process it was too!), I worked on the never-ending process of blackberry vine removal and weeding of the back yard.

The front of the house with the termite damaged wood removed. We could peek down into the basement woodshop!

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Workbasket Wednesday – with helpers…

Sometimes it feels like I have to fight for time to work on projects.  There is always so many things that claim my time on a day-in and day-out basis. Then there are those moments where I collapse gratefully into the loveseat, ready for some deep-couch-sitting and needlework time.  Only to have my “helpers” join me.  So this is to be a quick update and little more. Continue reading “Workbasket Wednesday – with helpers…”