Saturday, April 17, 2021

Friday Night Sewing!

Actually I started my "night" during the afternoon. It was OK because I was sewing virtually with my friends on the other side of the world where it was already night, right? I was also keeping in mind the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month: light & bright blues! It didn't take long to get a pile of 1.25" short strips (about 4" long).

So many little blue strips. Hmmmmm, let's add some white ones, same size, half the number of the blue strips.
Yes, I have something in mind. Next I sewed the little strips together, a blue strip on either side of a white strip. After sub-cutting, I have this.
This was as far as I got when it was time to cook dinner. Bet you can see where this is going. A peek at how I left my sewing space ...
After dinner it was time to settle in for Magnum, P.I. and then Blue Bloods on TV. New episodes this week of both made hubby, Mom, & me so very happy! So I picked up my knitting needles to enjoy the shows. Here's a picture of what I picked up. I'm knitting my little grandbaby a hoodie. That's the pouch you're looking at. Every child needs a place to keep his hands warm or to store rocks picked up on a walk or a place to keep his cars  safe while he's walking along collecting those rocks! Ha!
The yarn I'm using gradates from bright green through gray to gray-blue to navy. Can you see the blue behind the pouch? That's the body of the sweater where it is getting into the blue. Anyway, this is a very cool pattern called "The Wonderful Wallaby: A Hooded Sweater for All Ages". This pattern goes from Children Size 2 all the way to Adult Super Size. I even made one for me without the hood. I love it and I wear it during winter sewing in the basement. Sometimes it's very cold down there!

Special thank you goes to Wendy at Sugarlane Designs. Every month she gets so many of us from around the world for Friday Night Sew-In. We really do come from all around: Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, United States, Brazil, and more. So many sewing folks, so many fun projects to look at and admire. I'll be linking up with the gang HERE.

Weekly I try to link up with Angela at So Scrappy. She is gathering all of us HERE to share what we have created this week using light & bright blues. Thank you, Angela! 

So that's it from around here. Have a wonderful week!


  1. Hmm... I'm wondering what those sweet BLUE blocks will turn out to be. I'm off to check out that sweater pattern on Ravelry!

  2. Your blue and white project looks intriguing! What a fun sweater for the little guy, too. I bet he'll love the pocket!

  3. Hmmm. I'm wondering if there will be 9-patches from these. I'll stay tuned.

  4. I'm curious about this new blue and white project.
    The sweater is perfect for a boy and the pocket is ideal for all his little treasures. The yarn is cool.
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. Knitting fir little ones is always so rewarding.

  6. I feel like I should how the blue and white blocks wil finih up, the start seems familiar. I love how the hoodie is working up in the gradient yarn.

  7. Very nice work with your blue and whites _ ! think I can see what is coming next! I love the yarn you are using for the hoodie - sounds like a great pattern. xx

  8. Such pretty blues! A mystery as to what they will become. Your grand boy is going to love that sweater! A perfect place to put all the treasures “

  9. Great start on your RSC before dinner and I’m looking for to seeing your little GS hoodie when you’ve finished good to have that pouch....

  10. Very pretty blues. Blue and white is such a pretty combination. Hope you've gotten in lots of stitching and knitting this week.