Saturday, December 31, 2011

Look Who Stopped By! her hat! We had a fun evening...can you see how wound up we got her? Look into those brown eyes...yep....she was going big time!

and then she went home. ;o)


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

And So....I Knit

I'm not quite ready to box up the glow of the Christmas tree.
This means that my stitching area is still disassembled.

Which means that there....behind the scroll rods languish.

My stitchy fingers are getting itchy with anticipation of some needle time!

And so...I knit.

This is a scarf for Ashley. Super easy...mindless....easily memorized.

And you don't need good lighting to knit it!
Which works out perfectly because I've really REALLY been enjoying the glow of the Christmas tree....and this candle!

Mmmmmm! Marshmallow Fireside. Smells delightful....a Christmas gift from the Jakester.

I hope you're still basking in the Christmas glow!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Avery's Anemone

I did finish knitting up Avery's anemone hat last week! It was on her head Thursday night, but I have yet to snap a pic.

Until then...

here's a taste of the colors! Fruity fun!

I must say, I'm a bit tired of making the tendrils. Glad I only have two little heads to knit those for right now, although there are some adults that are dropping hints. They will have to wait for now!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Quilts await!

Look at one of the great gifts I received for Christmas!

A real true barn ladder! How exciting! Now to find a spot for it! Quilts await!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Stockings Were Hung....

Okay...they're not really actually hanging...but they're done!

Nothing like last minute huh? But I made myself go down and finish them off with the faux fur cuffs this evening.

I found this fur for the cuffs.

It's actually this...

But the pile was right..the color was was just....well...right! So I bought the plush throw and cut it so that the already-finished edge was the edge of the cuffs. Less work for me! ;o)

I think they'll work! And they're easy enough to add more...and more and the family grows!

Now if I only had a fireplace mantle on which to hang them! Must improvise....


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

He Likes It!

and it fits!

I may be biased, I'm certain of it, but isn't he just adorable? :o)

Off I go to finish Miss Avery's!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

...and in other knitting

the stealth gift knitting was finished last week, and the scarf was gifted yesterday to my co-worker, Amy. She just happens to love the color orange.

It's the "Gathered Scarf"...a free pattern on Ravelry. Are you on Ravelry?

I knit this per pattern and used Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga yarn,

which was an absolute pleasure to knit. And I LOVE the color!

I hope that if you're gift-knitting, it's almost done! Happy Tuesday!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Hats All Around!

Miss Avery spent the night with Grams and Gramps on Saturday.

Gramps wanted her to try on his fishing hat.

And we thought she looked adorable in it!


she wasn't so keen on it!

And decided it needed to go back on the head from which it came...

back on the head of Gramps!

And speaking of hats....I just finished knitting this super cute anemone hat by Cat Bordi...

it's for Mr. JJ.

I had mentioned that it doesn't photograph well...that it needs to be on a head.
So Jake decided he would assist....

but his head's a little big for he pseudo-modeled it.
I think it will look better on the head for which it was knit...Mr. JJ's!

Next up...a girlie version for Miss Avery! And then I have this feeling I will be knitting the adult sizes for a few others!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Weekend Winner!

WOWZERS!! How much fun has this Quilt Blog Hop been? Thank you so much for all of the entries in the drawing for the Blackbird Designs book! And hello to all of my new bloggy friends and followers!

The winner of the book is number 232. (ahem...don't you wish Blogger numbered the comments?? I do!).

SUSAN said: "If you came to my sewing room and had a look at my would see this is my color. The book would be a lovely addition to my shelf."

Congrats, Susan! Please email me at kwiltykim at hotmail dot com and let me know where to mail your new book! And oh by the way...I'd love a peek at your sewing room and your BLUE stash! ;o)

Thanks so much for everyone's interest in the giveaway! I hope you'll stop by often!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thrifty Thursday!

It's back!! Thrifty Thursday! Finally! I was in a bit of a drought for a while! Either not in the mood to treasure hunt, or not finding anything but chipped ceramics and old tupperware. Bleck! But....I did find a few things yesterday to share with you today!



copper molds.

I appreciate the depth of the designs and the weight!

And the price!

I hope this means I'm getting my thrifty mojo back! Right now most of the stores are filled with Christmas cast-offs and snowmen. I'm hopeful after the first of the year, the good stuff will reappear!

Have you thrifted lately?


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

While I've Been Gone....

we had a birthday!!

Yes it's true! Can you believe that Mr. JJ turned one! 12/11/10 was his birthdate....Sunday we celebrated a year! Luckily he was feeling just fine, having underwent some surgery on Thursday. Poor little guy has suffered with reflux and many, many ear infections, bronchial issues etc since he was born. But we hope he's all better now!

He certainly enjoyed his cupcake!

Happy Birthday sweet Mr. JJ!

In the meantime, you've probably noticed the Quilt Blog Hop going on! If not, check out this post and join in the fun! I love that there are new friends dropping by the blog! So exciting!

Christmas baking will ensue shortly! And oh yeah...those stockings....still the stockings!!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!


Friday, December 09, 2011

Holiday Quilters Blog GIVEAWAY!!

Wooohooo! Tis the season to be jolly! It's time for another Quilters Blog Hop party...with GIVEAWAYS!

This is your chance to discover new quilty blogs...and maybe win a lot of cool stuff! Check out the linky-link over there to the right....the colorful QUILTERS BLOG HOP button! That link will take you to LOTS and LOTS of fun quilty blogs!

For my part...

I'm giving away a brand spanking new copy of the latest book from Blackbird Designs! Weekend! Filled with lovely blue need this one in your library!

How do you enter? It's very simple! Just leave a comment on this post! I'll draw a winner on December 17th! Want an extra chance to win? Just become a "follower" over there to the right and leave me another comment telling me you've done that!

It's free and it's fun! Let's get to the blog hopping!


Sunday, December 04, 2011


the bulk of the stocking work was completed!

Nine of them. Now I just have to decide....

to cuff...or to bind. I can't make up my mind! UGH! I'll think on it this week and decide. There ARE 20 days left until they MUST be hung for Santa. ;o)

The stealth gift knitting continues...

and I really am making great progress....I figure I'm halfway. But then I look down in my knitting bag and this ball (Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Orange Assassin Bug) doesn't seem to be shrinking that much!

What's up with that? I suppose it will suddenly collapse on itself at some point. So I shall knit on!

Hope you've had a great day today!


Friday, December 02, 2011

Productive Prep Work

Finished up some stocking prep work this evening...

at least the first stage of prep! I decided the boys would have green/white stockings and the girls red/white. So I had to dig but luckily found a nice grayish-green solid and got busy when I got home from work tonight. Those stockings may actually get finished after all! Tomorrow I'll stop off and grab some flannel for the inner layer and will get busy cross-hatching these tomorrow evening. Then the fun will begin. I better start practicing my stocking sketches!

The tree is up....

and now stands decorated pretty much. I reserve the right to continue adding to the tree. ;o)

Productive prep work this evening!