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Fabric For Sale

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


The rag quilt is in the process of being sew together.Once blocks are sewn together on the sewing machine,then all the seams are clipped,every 1/2 inch .Then the quilt is put in the washing machine for a few minutes to get wet and then put in a dryer to fluff the clipped edges.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Returned After Two Year Break

I checked my last post ,which was two years ago.Time flys.
This past two years I have been busy,taking care of my husband,Murray.He had dementia along with cancer.Three operations in 8 years.Passed away this past April.
Then it was my turn.Last November I had a detached retina,since then I have had 3 operations on my eye and have not been able to see anything since the first operation.My eye pressure is so low they cannot get a reading.I am still going for checkups but does not look good.
I am still working at crafts,quilting and rughooking.I have started to make my first rag quilt .I will put some pictures on once I get it organized the way I want it.One thing about a rag quilt ,there is no hand quilting to do on it.Once it is sewn together and clipped it is finished.

                                         WHITE POINT BEACH-NOVA SCOTIA- QUILT
Last weekend I was to an unveiling of a beautiful quilt.White Point Lodge burned last November and this November they finished a new Lodge .A quilt that hung in the Lodge was destroyed in the fire,so a local lady,Bev Crouse decided there should be another quilt made.This was made and quilted  and presented at the Lodge last weekend.Many people helped quilt.Approximately 500 people put stitches in the quilt.Youngest quilter 5 years old to oldest probably 80 years.
This quilt has a story behind it,each panel represents something pertaining to  White Point Lodge.Cabins,golf course,beach,boat house,pool,surfing,on the right,fourth block down represents the wedding that took place the day the Lodge burned,gifts,etc.Second block down on the right are the many bunnies that run around the grounds of the Lodge,they could not be left out.Center block is the famous fireplace.The fireplace in the main lodge that burned ,was about the only thing left standing.They have replaced that and added another one in the main diningroom.
Something else interesting is the framing,notice it is framed in the old fashion bars that have been used to quilt quilts for years,even to the clamps that hold the bars together.This is how it will hang on the wall in the Lodge.
Here is a video of the day of the unveiling of the quilt and preparing the quilt blocks that were stitched by many people .You may see yourself in this video.    

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Salt and Pepper Hat

2  skeins 3 ply Bouquet Islander yarn or any kind that will give you 5 sts to inch.
Knitting needles 11 and 9 or the size to get correct tension.

Cast on 90 stitches with smaller needles Work 1 k1,p1 rib.change to larger needles
1 st row:*k9,p1* repeat from* to * to end of row.(9 patterns)
2nd row:*k1,p9 repeat from*to* to end of row.
 3rd row: *k8 inc st in next st.p1 *repeat from*to* to end of row.
4th row:*k1 p10 *repeat from* to * to end of row.
Continue in this manner until there are 16 sts in each pattern,increasing every 2nd row. without further increasing,continue pattern until work measures 4-4 1/2 ins.
Next row *knit14 p2 together* Repeat from *to* to end of row.
Next row: *k2 p14* repeat from * to * to end of row.
 Continue in pattern until 27 sts remain.Break wool leaving 18 in end.Thread through remaining sts and fasten off.Sew seam.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Socks From Remmants

In my last post I showed you a picture of odds and ends of leftover yarn from socks I previously knit.Well here is one sock I just finished.I used the plain wool for the cuff,heel ,toe and in between each patterned colour and used the pattern wool for stripes in between. Now I have to figure out the yarn I used and how many rows of each to match this one.
Have a great day.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Left Over bits Of Yarn

How many knitters would save bits of yarn.Well I am one.I do that in alot of things I have left over.Like food,pie crust,fabric etc.I have a friend that can't believe I save bits of leftover pie crust,put it in the freezer ,keep adding to it and then when I have enough,voila another pie crust.I guess I learned that when I was growing up.Nothing was wasted.I don't think Mother froze her pie crust.LOL The name Henderson (maiden name) is Scottish,perhaps that is where all this saving is comming from.LOL Check back later to see what is going to happen to this stash of yarn

Knitted Hat

Just finished two hats for daughter No.2.Red and black.Some years ago I made hats like these with a peak on them,called salt and pepper cap.One I knit did not get a peak.She liked it that way so I gave it to her.Recently she wondered if i would knit a hat like it.Well I had not idea which book the pattern was in.(I have many pattern books) Daughter No.1 and I were talking and she said didn't you make hats like that with peaks on.That rang a bell.Salt and pepper hat.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Crazy Quilt Made By Aunt Minnie Day

This is a crazy quilt made by my Great Aunt,Minnie Day.It is dated 1883-1895.There are many initials embroidered on it,which I expect are family and friends.It is made from many types of fabrics,silk,velvets etc.Minnies sister was Eliza Day-Henderson my grandmother.She was a seamstress and I expect most of the fabric was leftover pieces from the dresses and gowns Eliza made.Most every piece has something embroidered on it.This quilt was passed down to me,I suppose as I am a quilter and interested in quilts.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

This mat was made with mostly 2nd hand wool from our favorite 2nd hand shops.Probably the black background was origionally a skirt and belonged to a lady a that gave it away to a Goodwill shop.The grey in the body of the rooster was a tweed fabric,which made a perfect body for the rooster.It is surprising what you can find and how well it works.Rooster with Sunflowers

This is a mat made from Dorr wool.I dyed this wool for the mat.I use mostly Po-chem dyes. A good place to find 100% wool is at places like Frenchies,Value Village our area.If you use less than at least 80% wool it will dull your blades on the cutters.I try to use all 100% wool. Rooster,Hen and Baby Chicks

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