Thursday, August 11, 2011

State Fair Win

Hello Friends,

Sorry it has been such a long time since I last posted.  I'm afraid that my postings will be quite sporadic from here on out.  Life is hectic and I am spending less time on the computer.  While I am not leaving comments, I am catching up on many of your blogs every week or two. 

I did want to tell you about my 3rd place finish in the Ohio State Fair.  Thank you Kaaren from The Painted Quilt for the fabulous embroidery pattern that helped me win a ribbon.  This was my first time entering anything in the State Fair.  I don't know if I will enter next year but ideas are rolling around in my head.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Summer Shawl

Pattern found HERE but I can't imagine putting all this work into 100% acrylic yarn that will not block! (Somehow, I messed up and my lace pattern differs from the sample but I still like it--makes mine one of a kind LOL!) If you choose to make this, I recommend a natural fiber like cotton--or wool if you want a toasty winter shawl.

Talk at you later!  Rumi

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Miss Farrah

                    Farewell darling girl.
   Thank you for 14 years of Joy.   You will always stay in my heart.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mug cozy and book light cozy

Daughter Lucky just got a new job in Minnesota and moved there last week.  While packing up her things, she came across her full sized booklight that I had promised (about a year ago!) to  make a cover for.
Well, she didn't want it to get scratched in transit so I got right on it. 

She likes Giraffes.
 I made a cover for her paperback size booklight HERE.

She also asked for a cozy to put over her mug while her tea was brewing. 

If she ever decides to get a little teapot, this cozy will fit that too. As is, she is moving into a tiny studio apartment with a tiny kitchen so must minimize her "stuff". 

I'm happy that she has this new job and a start on a great career but I will miss having her around on a daily basis. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Knitting Project Bags

Hello Friends,
     Like many of you, I usually have several projects in the works at any given time.  My sewing projects pretty much stay in my sewing room unless I am sewing binding.  My knitting, on the other hand, is usually done in front of the tv in the evenings. To keep things a bit tidy, I try to keep my knitting in project bags so I don't have my stuff strewn all over the room.  While plastic grocery bags will suffice I suppose, having cute project bags are so much nicer.

Look at these lovelies. 

The red one is a gift from a dear friend and is currently holding a scarf in the works. This size bag is also perfect for embroidery projects as well.  Don't you just love the teacups!

 The pink and black one was also a wonderful gift and great for larger projects.  Very cute indeed!

 I just finished sewing the green one. Great for large projects like blankets and the like. I put a patch pocket on the front.

A little embellishment to make it super cute.

Hard to see but I added the work "Knit" along with some flowers and leaves on the handles.  I love how my machine will do these cute little extras!

Have a wonderful week everyone!  Talk at you later.  Rumi

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wrist pocket and a win

Hello Friends,
    I was very fortunate to have won a giveaway at Pink Penguin.  Thanks Ayumi!
Look at these cute stuffed birdie kits!

I opened up one of the kits.  Comes complete with printed pattern on fabric, a bit of stuffing, a straw and wood pick to aide in construction and a piece of white ribbon to use as a hanger.  How adorable these ornaments will be when complete!  Lovely kit by Berene at  Happy Sew Lucky.  She has other cute, cute, items so please go check it out!


A friend of mine has really gotten into walking and has signed up for a 10 mile walk!  She asked me to make her a little wrist pocket to carry her car key in during her walks so she didn't have to carry it in her hand.
I had to think about it for a bit and this is what I came up with.
Kinda hard to see because of a bit of glare but I put a little pleated zippered pocket on this gauntlet lined in terry cloth for comfort.

Here it is opened up.  Velcro closure for easy on and off. 
Not sure how good it will work but it sure beats carrying a key in your hand for 10 miles!  Hopefully she will like it.

Talk at you later!  Rumi

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Drumroll please

A quick post to announce that Carrie from A Passion for Applique has won the green spring scarf/shawl!  Congrats Carrie, I hope you love it as much as I loved making it!