Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

I Finally Accomplished Something!


I can’t believe it’s been 10 days since my last post.  That’s awful.  It’s just that I’ve been so boring.  My laundry room and sewing room both look pretty darn good.  And my bedroom no longer qualifies for an episode of Hoarders.  It’s not perfect, but it’s better.  However, none of that makes for a riveting blog post.

We did do a college visit with Superblonde.  That was fun  My Hero is totally in denial.  He’d really like to keep all the kids home until they’re 40.

Today I finished up a quilt top that I started in 1996 or 1997.  I’m not going to tell you who the pattern designer is Heather at Anka’s Treasures because it’s a 1996 pattern and I’m sure she hates it by now.  Here it is in all its glory!

It’s flannel and will probably be fought over by everyone in the house.  What really scares me about this quilt is that I was going to make it king size and use it in our bedroom.  What was I thinking???  Anyway, it’s done and off my almost clean counter in my sewing room.

I also finished sewing together a quilt that The Genius started and didn’t quite finish.  I just had to sew 4 rows of blocks together.  I ordered border fabrics, so I’ll show it when it’s finished.

My third project was a little bag for knitting projects.  I cut it out a week ago for an instant gratification project, and then didn’t sew it together.  (I realized after cleaning my bedroom that I don’t need any more knitting bags!)

It’s called the Japanese Knot Bag and it’s a free pattern!!!  I just found two fat quarters and followed the instructions.  I should have taken a photo of the lining too, huh?

I have been doing some knitting.  I figured out what I’m going to do with my mini skeins.  More on that as soon as I knit a few more rows.  I also have a knitspot club pattern that I’m working on.  I’ll show that too, as soon as it looks like something.

The fireplace is burning (gotta love a gas fireplace!) and everyone is home.  I think it’s time for some spinning.

Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

2 thoughts on “I Finally Accomplished Something!

  1. I love the pattern you used for the flannel quilt…and certainly understand why it will be popular!

  2. You accomplish more than almost anyone I know. You are an inspiration to me, and I love to read about what you are working on. Caring for a family is a full-time job, and you manage to keep a beautiful home, learn new crafting skills, and create unique projects while being a wife and mother. I’m sure your post title was a little tongue in cheek…yes, you REALLY accomplished something. I’m glad you share with us. Thanks.

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