Sunday, March 30, 2014

kpg - knitting pattern generator

kpg - knitting pattern generator:



Here is another free one that does knitting charts.



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crochetter - Browse Files at SourceForge.net

crochetter - Browse Files at SourceForge.net:



This last week I have been looking for crochet charting software and just finally found this one that is free. So if you are interested in being able to chart your own patterns. This is the one to download while it is still free. It works in circular or flat and has the crochet symbols.



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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

PickleDish | Home of Kansas City Star QUILTS

PickleDish | Home of Kansas City Star QUILTS:



This is the 2014 BOM third block posted here. This is a beautiful pattern and I just discovered it yesterday. The block shown is only available for free download for one week. If you miss the free download then you can purchase the block for 3.95 at the pickledish store. It is a beautiful quilt so I have set my phone to alert me when the new blocks come up. They are posted on the 3rd Sunday of each month so if you want to get the patterns for free you must be quick.



Remembering Almo: Kansas City Star's free block of the month pattern for 2014 honors World War One veterans. Striking design! http://www.pickledish.com/2014/01/19/2014-block-of-the-month-quilt-debuts-and-free-block-1-download/



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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vintage/Retro Knitting Patterns Main Index

Vintage/Retro Knitting Patterns Main Index:



I came across this site and it is going to be closing down on March 16th but is still selling some wonderful patterns that are vintage and some hard to get until then. They are instant downloads after you pay with paypal.



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63 Free Teddy Bear Patterns

63 Free Teddy Bear Patterns:



A really great collection of beautiful teddy bear patterns here. Click the link above and it will take you there.





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Sunday, March 2, 2014

2CELLOS - Thunderstruck [OFFICIAL VIDEO]





If your a fan of rock and roll especially AC/DC you gotta see this. Unbelievable. If your a Country Music person, you can skip this.


Cherry Tree Part 2

Goodmorning. Well, it is freezing here today. Freezing Fecking Cold that is. Today the temp is -29 but the feels like temp is -39, last nite the feels like went down to -44. I sure hope winter gives up soon.

So, I have fallen behind on all my projects but today is the day that I will hopefully get caught back up on as many as I can.
I am positive I won't be going outside for any reason lol. A tv day and quilting. Do any of you watch the Curse of Oak Island? What an interesting show and a mystery that I have always loved. I remember when my daughter was married in Nova Scotia - they went out and had their holiday there as well. I only went out for the wedding but she phoned me and said "Guess what I am looking at right now?" OAK ISLAND
Nasty girl lol.  Personally I think the treasure is Knights Templar stuff but that could be wishful thinking too.
Whatever it is, it has caused a lot of intrigue and mystery over its lifespan and also 6 deaths. The curse says 7 must die before the secret is revealed.
If you don't know about Oak Island - you're in for a treat. It is a mystery that pulls you in and won't let go.
Good primer here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF-TvQRDRHg.
The new series is on the history channel every Sunday nite. These guys are hopefully the ones to finally solve the mystery. And hopefully neither of them get killed in the process. I read that the agreement with the Canadian government was 1. If they find aritfacts, the government gets them. 2. If it is treasure, the government only gets 10%. So we will see how this round ends.

The other show that I love watching is The Vikings. Fictional of course but good none the less.
And I also follow Diana Gabaldon and her novels. Looking forward to seeing the new series based on her first book called Outlander.

I participated in the Mug Rug Swap, which I mentioned before in the blog. I received my beautiful mug rugs and many more things from my swap partner Karin Street in Kentucky. What beautiful work and the seeds I will plant this year to remind me of the kindness and thoughtfulness of others. Thank you so much Karin for all your hard work on this project.



Here is a picture of the mug rugs I finished and sent to her.
  

I loved doing that swap. It was my first one and I am sure now that I will participate in more. If you have never done swaps, try it.
  I also sent along a pot holder from one of my potholder books. Although this one looks better as a doll dress lol.
Speaking of dolls and patterns, check out my pinterest -Free Doll Patterns, as I have added quite a few more this week.

Ok and before I forget, here is the link to the Cherry Tree part 2. This is the top and bottom border.
The main part of the border is 92.25 inches by 12.75 inches but please remember that you need to add your seam allowance on this.

So here it is again in case you missed the post with the first parts.


The pattern for the top and bottom border is here. You probably noticed that I changed the center block and I will upload that part next month and then we can start putting the whole thing together but until then, just do the parts and don't sew them together yet. 
And in case you missed it. This is the first part here. Please email me and share if you are making this quilt as I would love to see your progress.

Well, I better get sewing or another day will go by and I won't be caught up again :-)

Have a great rest of the day.......