Plastic surgeon who quilts and blogs about both

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  • Lizzie's Heart Sweater
    on Dec 16, 2016 in dogs knitting sweater
    This is the second sweater I've knit for our dog Lizzie.  It was knit using the pattern Cables and Hearts Dog Coatby Paton.  The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight in the color blue heather.  ...
  • Scrappy Baby Quilt
    on Dec 9, 2016 in child friends quilt scrappy
    This scrappy baby quilt was made for my medical school roommate who's first grandchild (a boy) was recently born.  It is machine pieced and quilted. It measures 42 in square.  This area of the quilt has angles, words, a motorcycle, a b...
  • Shirts for my dog Lizzie
    on Dec 2, 2016 in dogs sewing sweater
    I drafted a pattern for a pullover shirt for my dog Lizzie.  I used these notes as a reference which are quite helpful.Here's my first one using an old T-shirt with the words "dog rule" on the front. Lizzie approves.I did a bit of tweaking...
  • Baby Blanket
    on Sep 2, 2016 in baby knitting lace
    I knit this baby blanket for a great-niece.  It was knit using the pattern Alex's Blanketby Aurorakni.  The yarn is Baby Bee Baby Mine! in two shades of pink.  It measures 28 in X 32 in.  ...
  • Child's Crazy Quilt
    on Aug 26, 2016 in child quilt scrappy
    I recently finished this child's crazy quilt. It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 37 in X 45 in.  The front has areas of interest that I hope any child would find interesting.   In this section there are dots, chec...
  • Office Chair Recovered
    on Aug 12, 2016 in remodel sewing
    I recovered the office chair I use in my sewing room.  I used the directions from this youtube video.  I am really please with how it turned out.
  • Sewing Room Remodel Done
    on Aug 5, 2016 in quilting sewing
    The remodel of my sewing room is mostly done.  There are small things that still need to be done -- like recovering the chair, hanging pictures, etc -- but the floor it done, the walls are painted, the shelves are up, new blinds in place, and th...
  • Illilouette Hat
    on Jul 29, 2016 in hat hats knitting
    I love the way this hat turned out.  It is a slouch hat knit using pattern Illilouette Hatby Jenna Swanson.  The yarn is Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Heathers in burgundy.  The first photo is prior to blocking.  The second shows the...
  • Sewing Room Remodel In Progress
    on Jul 22, 2016 in dogs family sewing
    My sewing room has been long overdue for some remodeling.  The carpet and paint as you can see from these first two photos were old and dirty from living with dogs (got to love them) and time.  Besides it never seemed to be a good time to c...
  • Sample Stitch Shawl Finished
    on Jul 8, 2016 in knitting lace shawl
    Blocking really made this shawl!  It was knit using the pattern is  Stitch Sampler Shawlby On This Day Designs.  The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK, the shade is Lauraville.  The finished shawl measures approx 20 in X 76...
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