Monday, November 19, 2007

Mondays are Domestic

The sheets are changed, the bathroom linens are changed, and laundry is in the washer. I have to hang it up soon, because it will take two days to dry if it continues to rain like it is. I am so glad that our clothes lines are under the porch though, that way I can wash no matter if it is raining or not. Dryer be damned (if we had one that is).

I found some pictures on my hard drive today of quilts, so I thought I would share them.

But first,I have a few more dishcloth patterns.

This week's Knit Along pattern is Nubbins Nouv. Does not look that great to me, and looks more complicated than I want to tackle, so I am just going to do the alternate Nubbins Dishcloth.

And since this week is Thanksgiving, I also wanted to share this dishcloth pattern: Gary The Gobbler. Isn't it just so appropriate?!?! Have fun with it and if you do knit it, I would love to see pictures. I am going to dig through my stash and see if I have any colors that would work well for it and cast on once I am done with Palm Tree #2.

On with the quilts...
This is made with 1930's reproduction fabrics, just pieced together and tied with perle cotton to match the squares. I made this and a little 14"x14" pillow cover to match for Mom for Christmas in 2005. It was at the foot of the hospital (hospice) bed when she died. Even though we don't need quilts, I had to bring it home with me. It is bigger than crib size, but smaller than a twin size.

While we were at home in September, I had to go to the thrift shops. Did I ever mention that I love to thrift shop? Oh, I did? Okay. This little tied quilt was sitting on a hanger just waiting for me to find it. It is similar in size to the one above that I made. It does need a new layer of batting in the middle though. I couldn't pass it up, it was only $2.50. It makes me sad to see hand made things in thrift shops going for so cheap. I think of the price of materials and the time that someone put into it...

So there you have it. That is all I have for today. I have to get this posted since we just had a 2 hour power outage and I don't want it to happen again and be out of NaBloPoMo. Plus, I have a grumplestiltskin baby to get to bed.


1 comment:

Michelle said...

Pretty quilts! I don't know that I could do the everyday blogging thing..I admire those who can!