Monday, May 9, 2011

Bowling at Rohmann's

There is a very cool old Inn, just about 45 minutes from our house, which has a you-set-your-pins bowling alley in it. It is also a hotel which was visited by the likes of Mary Pickford, Charles Lindbergh, and Ronald Coleman, once upon a time (you can see their signatures in the old register even). We'd been meaning to go bowling there for the past year but only finally made it on Friday evening. I think we'll be back again soon! More photos here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Last Week

Very little crafting was accomplished last week but there was plenty of out-and-about accomplished. There were

A trip to visit Elliott the Ram, his son William, and

His new lambs (again.)

A trip to an abandonned cement factory and water fall in High Falls.

Cookies baked to take to a BBQ at my cousin's house in New Jersey.

And violets were foraged. More on that to come!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Another Mini Quilt?

Of course I won't start on it until I've finished the list but I just saw this quilt this morning on the purlbee and think it's way too cute not to share!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Potholders 2011

My potholders arrived in the mail today! They're lovely! Thank you so much to the crocheters (left to right, Becky / I Felt That, Brenda B, Betheany, Betsyknitsy, locteach) and to the organizers of Potholder Swap 2011.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The End of Week One

I've stuck to it for one week, at least! No new projects were started and I even finished 2 "old" ones. Sure, neither of these had been sitting around for all that long but they were still on the list.

Trip Around the World Doll Quilt. Continuing my efforts to amass a collection like this one.

Flower Seeds pillow. I just love this fabric and how it matches the curtains in my craft room so it had to be a pillow. And, as an added bonus, this wool on the back is one that I love and have had for years and years (since my gung-ho rug hooking days in about 2004) but have never found a use for. Now I've used a bit of it at least!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Finishing Things

Everyone who knows me very well at all knows that I'm not too good at finishing projects. Especially when I have places to store these projects (as I now have in my house versus my 1-closeted apartment in Brooklyn) and so they're not staring me in the face at every turn. So, now that I'm working more frequently (for the best letterpress printer), I've decided that I need a list and a little accountability to get my list of UFO's under control. My goal is to have everything on this list finished by the end of October. I know that the list looks daunting but, just so you don't think I've lost my mind, I'll just point out quickly that quite a few of these projects are very very nearly finished already. Also, I'm not going to start any new projects except for those for people outside of my household until the end of October. Hold me to that one especially!

Here we go!

Throw Quilts:

Redwork Bitty Blocks

Patrick's Medallion

Blueprint Bento Box

Lumiere de Noel

Doll Quilts:

Around the World

Sunbonnet Sue

Woodland Bitty Blocks

Bed-Sized Quilts:

Either Rectangles and Squares Quilt

OR Sleepy Hollow Quilt

Daybed Log Cabins


Master Bedroom Pillow Shams

String-Block Daybed Pillow (using blocks like the top one from this post)

Pink Flower "Seed Packet" Craft Room Toss Pillow

3 Koigu Granny Square Crocheted Pillows


kitchen cabinets

furniture to be charcoal grey (small dresser in study, kitchen chairs (3), Thea Table)


last study curtain

living room porch-window sheer

Clothing Sewing:

Amy Butler Tunic

Grey Linen Dress (from the same pattern as this dress)

Liberty Summer Blouse (from the same pattern as this one)


Patrick's Brown Cabled Sweater

Seaming for my machine-knit pullover

Black Kim Hargreaves Dress Sweater

Blue Sweater Vest for Patrick (ravelry link)

MadTosh Ink Socks (ravelry link)

Rosamund Cardigan (ravelry link)

Mosaic Throw

Misc Sewing:

Chesterfield Pincushion (like this one)

Cross Stitched Tiny House & Flowers

quilted potholders

Back to the sewing machine with me!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I've been distracted by some before-it-gets-too-warm to work on quilts sewing and a bit of garden prep work but I'll be back with a more detailed post soon. In the meantime, today it seems that spring is possibly coming to the Catskills and I felt like making a flickr mosaic of the colors of the inbetween season.

1. Finished Square Pincushion, 2. CHARLEY HARPER , 3. P1060291, 4. Project 365 - Day 167, 5. number the tea cups, 6. wreath, 7. I like yellow., 8. yellow week, day three :: yip 2/18/09, 9. spring is here, 10. IMG_4524_edited-1, 11. Cold Spring - Hudson River View, 12. Hourglass Eyelet Socks