Thursday, December 30, 2010

Do you know this pattern?

I am looking for this pattern. Do you know it? Where is it?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mom's Angora Sweater

Woo hoo! it is done! I found this yarn on Craig's list and purchased it on November 18, 2010. I got started right away making a gauge and then casting on for the sweater. I finished it on Thursday, December 16, 2010 with one day to spare. We had my family's Christmas on Saturday, December 18, 2010, but left on Friday, December 17. Whew! That was cutting it close. The yarn is an angora/merino wool blend and oh so lusciously soft. My hands would get quite warm as I was knitting it and even sweating.
Here you see my Mom wearing the sweater and then both of my parents modeling the sweater I have made for them.

SSS87,Japanese Tilda

Hello everyone! It has been too long since I posted. Whew! I was busy finishing a knit sweater for my Mom so I didn't have time to stamp.
I just bought this Japanese Tilda and needed to ink her up. I went to The Sweet Stop's blog and used their SSS87 sketch. I the Far East pack of paper and some Japanese and Chinese stamps. I bought this Tilda to help fill out that collection. Over the summer I stopped at World Market and found these coins. I picked them up to add to my asian themed collection. The "dream" and the tea pot are from an SU stamp set.
The challenge for this week's sketch was to use some stitching either real or faux. I don't sew. I am horrible at sewing. I have a small sewing machine that has only one stitch to it and the very basics. I brought it out and stitched the origami paper to the colored card stock. The stitching isn't very straight (told you I can't sew) so I tried hiding it as best as I could with the ribbon and embellishments.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Woo hoo! I won this adorable stamp set from Sweet and Sassy stamps! When I can I play along with their sketches so it is nice to have some of their stamps to use. This sketch is SSS85 and it works well with the doggie. I originally attended to make a set of these for a co-worker's birthday. It is not a bit past 9 pm and 15 minutes after my bedtime. It took the whole night to make this card so I don't see any mass producing happening any time too soon. Instead, I went through my stash of cards from the past and pulled out a few. That will have to do.
As always, thanks for stopping by!!