Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Impromptu Piecing for a Tissue Holder

The fabric of our life right now.
Although, I'm a Western Kentucky Univ graduate (and part UTEP),
I live a few minutes north of Lexington, Ky.
Folks around here are expected to bleed blue,
and I will venture to say most of the state does as well.
Anyone in these here United States that knows ANYTHING about college basketball,
has heard of The University of Kentucky Wildcats this year. 
Yes, NUMBER 1 @ 30-0 as of this post.
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I've saved almost every scrap of these different UK fabrics that actually a friend gave me.
I can always make something out of scraps.
Like a tissue holder!
Doesn't take much fabric to begin with to make one
 as shown in my original "TISSUE HOLDER TUTORIAL."
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But, I actually didn't even have pieces large enough to make a tissue holder.
So, I did some impromptu paper piecing.
I cut the pattern pieces I needed from paper.
I started with a piece in the center.
You might fussy cut a design.
I continued to sew on scraps like I did for this quilt square.
I covered the entire piece of paper,
then trimmed off the excess fabric.
 I tore off the paper being careful not to pull out stitching.
WA-LA! New fabric!
Notice I did trim as I sewed.
I proceeded to use these 2 pieces according to
 the directions I provided in a former post to make the tissue holder.
Even though the scraps are now even smaller,
I still have another idea for this fabric of our life.
#BBN 
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #118 ~ Man-O-War Jelly Fish: Beautiful but Deadly

@ Cocoa Beach, Florida
 The above shot was cropped and filtered with PhotoScape to make the shot below.
The rest of the shots above have been untouched.

Mr. G took his shots with a Galaxy 5 phone. I took my one shot with a Canon Sure Shot.

After reading more about these creatures on National Geographic, I find the Man-O-War can be deadly to certain human beings.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Page Folding

Cocoa, Fl
I want to figure out how to do this.
No, I didn't not put these together, 
but 
the choices would certainly fit my life.
Looking @ second hand stores for some cheep books.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #117 ~ Rainy Day Beach


@ Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA
No, it's not Mr. G and me. 
A view on our quiet, alone beach walk in sprinkles yesterday.
Temp @ 73F
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Bird Watcher


    So while my family and friends are back in Kentucky which is becoming the new Boston in its own way, I'm fortunate to be at Cocoa Beach!!!
After Mr. G and I settled down on the beach, we had a visitor.
 Bird Beggar?
Mr. G named him Ralph
I decided She was a Bird Watcher, watching US!
Kept her distance walking the perimeter.
Friends came by, which weren't welcomed. 
ah, Mr. G was sneaking them some of this PBC.
Mr. Sea Gull Shot by Mr. G
 We have lift off!
We were out there almost 2 hours.  All the birds left except this one.
Then I stared at the bird for a while and she just stared back at me.  
The thought of Mother entered my head.
At that time a mate came by, they fussed a bit & she flew off with him.
Like Daddy telling Mother, "Leave her alone, she's OK."
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Friday, February 20, 2015

2 Round Crocheted Ruffled Scarf

Crocheted a hat and scarf for my Grand Daughters this past Christmas.
Sharing the directions for how I made the scarf.
I had seen the ruffled scarfs from ribbon yarn and loved the idea.
I decided to try to make one with my worsted 3 ply yarn.
I think I used a 'J' hook.
Start by very loosely making a chain as long as you like.
That is your first round.
The second round will take MUCH longer.
This is where you find out why the chains needed not to be tight.
You will be making a shell type stitch in each chain or every other chain.
In ONE chain you will crochet 6 stitches.
In the first chain back do the following:
1 single crochet (I think I learned years ago to loop over the wrong way?)
1 double crochet (1 yarn over)
(Still in the same stitch) 2 (TWO) triple crochet (2 yarn overs)
Still in same stitch, 1 double crochet (1 yarn over). 
Note you are going down the other side of the shell stitch.
Finally, 1 single crochet, still in that same chain.
You now have done a total of 6 stitches inside one chain.
 Again, the 6 stitches are:
1 SC
1 DC
2 TC
1 DC
1 SC
 Do these 6 stitches in each chain or at least every other chain, depending on tension.
 Regardless, be consistent.
Above, you see the 6 stitches completed inside 3 chains which produces 3 shells.

 When you get to the end, you have finished round 2
and DONE!
 The key is a VERY relaxed tension.
So you can make a ruffled scarf without the ribbon yarn.
Let me know if you made one and I will link to your shot if available.
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