Santa’s Elf at Work

So, Santa’s Elf is busy at her sewing machine and with her knitting needles.  But, before any work could get started, there was still one birthday present that needed to be completed.  Saturday afternoon found this little elf working on a special project for our eldest daughter.  Mr. Elf dropped in the post today.  Once my daughter receives it then pictures will be posted.

Click, click, click goes the steady click of knitting needles.  Under the category of Needle Escapades are stashed the pics of the projects.  Who gets what is still unknown.  Are you naughty or nice?  Hmmmmm!  Only Santa knows.

Scarf #6 started…..

12/1/11—Scarf #6 completed.

Spice Red Moss Stitch Scarf

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Tropical Island Thanksgiving Greetings

From the tropical  island of Hawaii, a special Thanksgiving Greeting is being sent your way.  This year, since it is just me and the hubby, we decided to drive to the other side of the island.  So, here we are lounging at the Courtyard by Marriot King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, watching the Macy’s Parade and just enjoying each other.  After the parade we will go for a walk and tonight we are having our Turkey Dinner at the Honu overlooking the bay.  Now, how much more romantic can you get.  We’ve scoured the newspaper ads for all of the Black Friday specials.  Plotting our shopping excursion for tomorrow. 

Celery Crunch–Scarf #4

Scarf 4 modified moss stitch scarf       Scarf #4 is called Celery Crunch.  This one was made w/ a modified moss stitch.  You can see the pattern on at my ravelry account.  redbam1646@ravelry.com.  It is about 5 inches wide and 70 inches long.  I used 100% Peruvian Wool and a #10 (US) needle.  It took me about a week working after dinner till bedtime to complete.  Here are two close up pictures.  This one is of the rib side.  You can see how the single crochet edging evened out the outer neck edge.      Now, for the flip side.    This side you can really see the purl stitches.  This pattern was an easy one to work with.  Happy knitting!

Flamingo Pink Scarf

Image  Here is Scarf # 5.  This one is made using Cascade 220, 100% Peruvian Wool.  The pattern is on my ravelry account.  See redbam1646@ravelry.com.  Will post the finished product when I am done.

Flamingo Pink Scarf

Image  Here is Scarf # 5.  This one is made using Cascade 220, 100% Peruvian Wool.  The pattern is on my ravelry account.  See redbam1646@ravelry.com.  Will post the finished product when I am done.

Celery Crunch–Scarf #4

Scarf 4 modified moss stitch scarf       Scarf #4 is called Celery Crunch.  This one was made w/ a modified moss stitch.  You can see the pattern on at my ravelry account.  redbam1646@ravelry.com.  It is about 5 inches wide and 70 inches long.  I used 100% Peruvian Wool and a #10 (US) needle.  It took me about a week working after dinner till bedtime to complete.  Here are two close up pictures.  This one is of the rib side.  You can see how the single crochet edging evened out the outer neck edge.      Now, for the flip side.    This side you can really see the purl stitches.  This pattern was an easy one to work with.  Happy knitting!

Rainy Day Adventures

11-11-11    Dropped by, amidst the rain showers,  and picked up quite a bundle of fabric pieces. They had a great “It’s in the Bag” sale and I took advantage of it. Some pieces were 50% off and for others I received a 20% discount. 🙂

I got several pieces of flannel and several pieces of polyester cotton. Picked up matching bindings. Tommorrow I will serge the raw edges and then wash and dry all pieces. Then it’s off to whipping up Holiday sewing projects. Got two more projects on my TD list. It’s happy sewing for me.

11-12-11  Went back to the fabric store and picked up notions (thread, bias tape, appliques).  Serged all the flannel pieces.  Washed the fabric.  Pics to come soon.  Maybe, tomorrow.

 

11/14/11—Well I’ve finally gotten to upload pictures of the great savings I got.

  Here are two fabric pieces that have an oriental theme.  I’m contemplating turning these into aprons.  I have about 1 yard of each piece.      and     These are flannel pieces.  I wanted to work on a couple of blankets.  These are for young boys.  There are cowboys and horses all over the pieces.  The mint green is a solid and will work as the back side of each blanket.   Lastly, I couldn’t leave without notions.  I had quite a haul there…..  the cache includes thread, tape binding, and appliques.  The appliques will be put on the side for hooded bathtowels for tykes.

Now, it’s off to generating a to do list.

Redbam’s Sewing Haven Additions

I am getting used to my new sewing digs.  Hubby is continues making improvements for me.  He made a new cutting table for me by putting a new top onto an existing desk.    Here is another view of  the cutting table.      Now, you can see how he added this top to the existing desk.  I can put my various cutting materials in one of the drawers.  My rotary cutters and the different rulers are now all in a handy location.  But, this is not all that my hubby did.  He added lights to the shelving unit above my sewing machine.  These new fixtures give me more light so I can work whenever I wish.    In the shelves above my sewing machines, I have baskets filled with spools of thread, bias trim, rick rack, quilt binding, etc.

Refashioning a Sweatshirt

So, I felt a bit nostalgic today and as a result, I dug out a sweatshirt jacket I had from my mother (who is no longer with us).  She was quite petite so I did a refashioning job on it.

This is what the original sweatshirt jacket looked like.  The first step in this refashioning project was to cut off the cuffs, especially since the sleeves were too short.        Then I cut off the front snap closure and the ribbed neckline.     and another look 

Using the same paisley fabric I attached a 3 inch band and then I finished off the neckline with a black bias tape.

New Creation   This is what the finished project looked like.  My mom would be very pleased with the end product.

Project Linus–Blanket #3

The third blanket is a baby blanket.  Originally, I had this pre-quilted fabric and decided to add a yellow flannel backing.  The blanket is encased with green quilt binding.  To secure the two pieces of fabric, I used a zig-zag diamond pattern.  See pics below.

Pic #1       This is the front side.     Pic #2       This is what the corners look like.  Pic #3        This is what the back side looks like with the yellow flannel backing.  I had fun creating this baby blanket.

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