Sunday, June 12, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching and Selina's Giveaway

My knitting needles have been busy.

I made three helmet liners for this year’s Operation: Warm and Fuzzy campaign. 

My regular readers will remember this, an activity my former co-workers and I would do each year for the soldiers.  Even though I am no longer working with them, I’m still helping out this year as they lost quite a few knitters.


This is block number 1 from the Building Blocks book that I told you about here.

Block 1 teaches simple knit and purl stitches.

This is the beginning of block number 2 which offers a lesson in reading charts.

I’m enjoying the book and will spend more time on this project now that I finished the helmet liners.  As a matter of fact, I am working on this today for my Slow Sunday Stitching project.  Check out Kathy’s link here to see what everyone else is up to.


Do you know Selina?  She blogs at Selina Quilts and just recently offered a giveaway to celebrate her 300th post.  I was the lucky winner of these…

Two cuts of some adorable red fabric, a pin cushion and zippered bag that Selina made.  You have to check out Selina’s post on how she made the bag…genious!

In my next post I will share the projects I made while attending the American Embroidery Conference last month.

Enjoy the remainder of your Sunday!


Abby and Stephanie said...

That's really wonderful you keep up with the helmet liner project. I can only imagine how much they are appreciated. Beautiful building blocks. Enjoy your pretty prizes from Selina.

Karen said...

I did not remember that you are a knitter. I used to do some simple knitting of tiny hats for Arnold Palmer hospital in Orlando. Your knitting is very pretty. Have you knitted fancy sweaters? Not much call for them in our heat but I have seen so many patterns that would make really pretty sweaters.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow you have knitted some gorgeous things. :)

Jennie in GA said...

Your building blocks squares are going to be lovely. And how kind of you to donate time to make the helmet liners.

Needled Mom said...

Your knitting is beautiful. I LOVE those sampler blocks - such a pretty color too.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Cute little win!! How fun! My mom made a blanket creating sampler squares like this...it came out beautiful. I love the color you chose and know yours will be just as pretty!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love your knitting. I crochet and always wanted to knit like that but admit that I have never taken the time to do it.

Congrats on your win and thanks for the link. Can't wait to see what you share on your embroidery projects.
xx, Carol

Julierose said...

Love that Building blocks idea-; great colorway you are using. The ombre wool looks yummy...hugs, Julierose

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Jeanna your knitting stitches are just beautiful. I may have to give those 2 stitches a try myself.

Stephanie said...

Indeed, your knitting needles have been busy :) I just love what you made, dear Jeanna.

Have a lovely week. Hugs!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your knitting skills are beautiful!
Great helmet liners and such a wonderful cause.
I like your building blocks, what a great skill building concept.

Lara B. said...

You knit so beautifully Jeanna! The helmet liners are such a wonderful cause and I'm sure they will be very appreciated! Congrats on your fun win from Selina!

Vicky Hunt said...

You have been busy! SO nice of you to help out with the helmet liner project. That is a great thing to do! Congrats on the win! What a sweet giveaway. I really need to do some sort of giveaway soon. Maybe this summer! Hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Vicky