Thursday, January 26, 2012

Samantha at 19 months

Samantha visited us all the way from NY recently. She and her doll are wearing the hats I knitted for them.

She's also wearing an outfit I made for her months ago. I'm surprised it fits! Reminds me of my own grandma, who always gave me clothes that were way too big.

Some of the toys on hand. She is very fond of horses - she has a big Neigh-Neigh and a little Neigh-Neigh. And a rocking horse, at home.

We hosted a family gathering, and she's here playing with a new toy from Cousin Alex.

Alex is a second cousin once removed. I think.

What else?
She loves books.

Looking at a photo of Xavier, who is a week older than she is.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

quilt in progress, etc.

I've been working on a new quilt. I really am not supposed to talk about it, other than a bit of tease. Here is some detritus from cut-up Spoonflower fabric and black fabric scraps. No, the quilt is not all black and white, and not much white, either.

Here's the quilt rolled up, back side out. For a while I was going to use some gray fabrics on the front, but I changed my mind. So they went on the back.

We got a package from Japan not long ago! The stamps are so colorful. Our friend Yoshiko sent us some popular Japanese sweets. They didn't last long, especially with house guests!

Have I shown this sweet little top yet? It reverses to teal corduroy.

Next time I promise to show some photos of the visit from granddaughter etc. There are a lot, so perhaps I'm overwhelmed.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A visit from Samantha

We had some company at our house for the past 9 days.

Our granddaughter Samantha, plus Mom & Dad.

She's 19 months old, and she loves ice cream!

These photos were taken by my sister-in-law, Marti, who also was here for a couple of days. Samantha is wearing the owl hat that I made her for Christmas.

You'd be amazed at how far she can walk! And how much she can talk.

I took lots of photos, too, but I haven't even looked at them yet. Soon.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Noble Seasons Winter at Road to California

"No Two Alike" will be part of the Noble Seasons WINTER exhibit, which is debuting at Road to California in Ontario, California January 19-22. The full schedule of the Noble Seasons quilts is now on my "Coming Events" listing in the right-hand column.

I also listed my upcoming class at Flying Geese Quilters for the Flannel baby ball. You don't have to do a flannel baby ball in the class; I can tailor the class to fit your interests. Hexagon balls can be contemporary, crazy, artsy, etc.

Spoonflower and Sammy-cakes

My Spoonflower custom fabric order has arrived and has me jazzed! Unfortunately I can't talk about it or show it yet. So Granddaughter photos will have to do for now, folks -

Samantha at Christmas in her cute bear cap and coat.

Here she is with an owl cap that I made for her recently.

Looking cool wearing shades.

We have a full house for a while, which is wonderful. I will have photos to share soon!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

you know you need to get organized when....

This is the extent of the photos I could find of the holiday socks I knitted. I made these for Dave's sister, who lives in Colorado. Noro yarn.

This photo illustrates why I need to get organized. I could only find one knitting marker, so I substituted a paper clip, safety pins, and even a pop top! (lol) They all worked okay, although I was worried that the poptop would snag on the yarn.