My Dear Jane Journal

I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scarf and Mitts

I started the scarf in 2009. I an happy to have it finished. I Had enough yarn left I made the Mitts to match. I still have just enough yarn for a hat to match the mitts.

Friday, March 25, 2011


I got 1st place in my category!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Project bags

I saw some very similar bags while I was out yesterday. The smaller bag is just a little larger than a yarn cake(ball). The larger bag is almost 7.5 inches to a side and is a nice size for a project.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another Bag

First a improvised knit bracelet. I made using a milk cap from the chocolate milk at Wendy's, and some faceted plastic beads. I knit with #10 crochet cotton thread.
I cut the cap down to half its height and used a stencil cutter to poke holes in the cap.
I then crochet around cap to make it into a big cameo like bead.

Another beaded bracelet, made using DMC floss and glass seed beads. Also use a magnetic clasp instead of a toggle.

I made, for a Birthday gift, another Granny Square bag. I used I Love this Yarn Sparkle in a purple shade and odd leftover bits of Red heart in pink and light purple. It is lined with a pink bandanna. ( don't know why the picture is sideways. It is not so in my files. crazy!)

I have also given in to the urge to start a Silke Jacket. I am using Naturally Caron Spa in Stormy Blue. The yarn is a wonderfully soft Bamboo, and Acrylic blend.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dwarven Battle Bonnet

I started this hat last spring. I am working on finishing all my started knit or crochet projects.
This was fun to knit.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Space Art

Really a fun project to sew. Designed by me. The Central figure did come from North American Indian Motifs (a book of Clip art).

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Fingerless Mitts for Me

The pattern is Hedgerow Mitts.

The pattern suggested solid yarn but....
I really like the way these fit. I chose the yarn to go with both of my winter coats(purple and Red). Here is the Ravelry link, if you want more info.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dear Jane Tote

I had this wall hanging of Dear Jane block that needed binding. I sat down to do that, but decide to make it into a bag instead. I love it.
I has the red fabric of the first bag I made on one side and two inner pockets.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I actually finished a quilt today! It has been waiting for binding since last July.

I also made a really large tote bag. The bag pattern is a altered version of the tote in the April 2011 American Patchwork and quilting. I made the bag an inch and a half wider and squared off the bottom instead of having gathered round corners. I also left off the ties on the outside of the bag that slightly gathered the sides. It is big enough now to hold a 16 inch laptop.

I plan to make more of these tote bags. (even follow directions.) I think it would make a great Knitting bag if I add a few pockets to the inside.


I just turned half a yard of fabric into 15 yards of continuous bias binding. the pattern calls for 103 inches. I think I got it covered. *laughing*

Knit Beaded Bracelets

This pink and white one above, was my first try at this pattern.
I used glass seed beads and variegated embroidery floss.

This second bracelet is for Myra. She pick the beads out last summer, while we were on vacation in Colorado. We had been trying to decide what to make with them when I got the bracelet pattern book.
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