Tuesday, November 3, 2015


White, black, tan and brown.  I took a brief detour from all my colored scraps to make this mini friendship star quilt.  I copied the neutral theme shown in the tutorial sample, its simple shapes appealed to me very much.  A two inch border was added all around to finish up at 25 x 25 inches.
This spiced tea appeals to me as well.  Fits right in with the color scheme.
Our Fall temperatures dropped from 84 degrees on Halloween, (followed by a good soaking rain) to a low of 47 last night.  Hot tea weather is officially here!
Another neutral, this time a crocheted puff stitch cowl for my daughter using Lion Brand Thick n Quick.  I originally made it the same size as the instructions from the U Tube video, but ripped it back because it was just too overwhelmingly big on her and weighed a ton.  I started over with a chain of about 45 or 50 (sorry can't remember exactly).  I also cut it down to 8 rounds.  Okay so I completely butchered the original pattern, but the tie and tassels I kept for sure.  They add a lot to the cuteness factor.
I have another one started in the color Eggplant.  For me :)


  1. I think the neutrals look festive, and you could use that table mat in every house.

  2. I love the mini quilt, a great idea and very striking in its simplicity. The crochet cowl looks like a very quick make, but lovely and cosy.

  3. Oh such Beautiful work Lynne!
    I love the black and tan pieces, especially with the flowers.
    And that crocheted puff stitch cowl is REALLY cute.
    Can't wait to see the one in eggplant!
    Sip plenty of that delicious tea while you crochet it ;-)

  4. pretty friendship star table topper. love the backing and the binding. I want to find myself some of that tea - love coconut and chai! And great cowl. Someday I want to try that, although I've never crocheted or knitted before. And question: Did you reupholster that chair in your header, and make the buttons? It's wonderful!

  5. I am loving neutrals lately!! LOVE the table topper and you have inspired me to make one too!! Happy Fall!! xoxo

  6. Ooh, how do you keep from slipping the table runner over and showing the back all the time? lol Love those neutrals! The scarf is really cute. I bet it's a winner.:)

  7. Lynne, I love your quilt table topper and the scarf/cowl, both are great.


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