My First Baby Quilt

So I started making baby Quilts. So far I have made two and they came out amazing! I truly loved the challenge and can’t wait until I make more! This post will be on my first baby quilt I made a couple of months ago.

The first Quilt I made was a gift to a family member. It took me about 3 months to make because I kept second guessing myself. I went to a new fabric store, and ohhh I loved it! I will be posting my thoughts on this new fabric store soon!

So basically I went to the store and told them that I have never made a quilt so I needed a simple pattern and something I didn’t need to “think” to hard. They sold me on a one piece panel and they helped me in figuring out how much fabric I needed to do the border. Then she basically explain the best way to sew it and also told me that if I had any questions or got stuck to call them or bring it in and they will help me figure it out.

Thankfully I didn’t need any help, I did have to redo the batting several times because I just couldn’t get it the edges even out. I really loved how it came out. Afterwards I thought maybe I should have used a softer fabric because it was a bit on the ruff side.

Here are the pictures I took. I love those vibrant colors and that beautiful flower! I want to make more but I think I will just advertise these as quilt covers, maybe I can make like a bed set for it…

100% cotton, organic non-bleached batting and everything was prewashed before sewing and afterward. I always use the baby stage 1 detergent because of course this is for a baby!

Just had to show the backing. I truly loved the help they gave me on picking this out.

Isn’t that a beautiful flower! I made it with straght stitches vertically and horizontally. Of course I have a small sewing machine so there are some not so straght lines but it does give it character.

Face Mask

With the pandemic going and other personal life events I wasn’t able to make face mask to either sell or for personal use. So for awhile we just bought ours.

Now that I have time I have started to make them. I have decided that right now I will not be selling them. There are many people that do not have access, financial means or are forgotten and do not have one.

Now I love First Responders and I thank them for their service on here and everywhere I see them. I pray for them and their families and hopefully they do not get this deadly virus. Saying that my hubby and I have decided to donate these face mask to foster / adopt agencies, non-profit organizations that distrubute a mass quantitiy to other countries, Native Americans, Teachers etc.

The following are a list of charities that we love and have donated face mask too.

The first charity that I donated to was Hannah’s Childrens Home. This is Foster/adop agency. They provide so many services for their Foster families and also help adoptable children find their forever home. They also help foster families through out the program with supplies for the children, answer any questions they may have and keep records of the child’s well being and if old enough school records.

The second organization I donated to is The Robonauts, which is a group of very intellegent kids teaching kids about leadership and stem. They also have joined with American Woman Association to donate face shields to first responders and through out the world. They also have added face mask donations. They also have a go fund me page to which helps them to not charge for the face shields and mask. If you would like to donate to their cause click here.

They have now donated to Native American reservations, Hospitals and other countries.

On our list was our dear friend that owns his own martial arts studio called 1st Class Martial Arts. They have a few instructors and have a lot of kids that love going there to learn about leadership skills, bully prevention and how to respond to a bully. They have different day camps to help with moderate digital schools, day camps and even parent nights.

In the end I know I set up my buisness to make money but sometimes you have to do the right thing and use a skill to help others in anyway you can. I am going to start selling but for donation purposes, meaning someone can purchase mask but it will be for a charity of their choice. I will be setting up a link soon for that.

Here are a few pictures of the mask I have made.

This was given to Hannah’s Childrens Home.

This was given to the Robonauts. Also these have holes to insert paper towels or filters. They also have aluminum nose stirps.

Given to the Robonauts

Given to the Robonauts

Given to 1st Class Martial Arts

Made some for my family as well.

Love how they came out

Dads Gift, Scarf and Hat

In 2017 I finished another gift. This one was for my dad, again the scarf is from my yarnbox subscribtion I use to have.

My dad chose these colors, he is a very ecentric kind of guy. I chose a new stitch and i really liked how it came out. I truly believe that I am starting to be able to fit the stitches with the yarn type.

I had a little bit of yarn left over so I thought of making him a hat to go with it. He worked late at night so i thought it would help him stay warm. For my first hat it came out pretty good.

The hat stich is the same as the scarf, I didnt do the “magic” circle type of hat. It is the one that you make a rectangle then stitch it together once you get the height that is needed. I liked how it came out hopefully dad does too. Yes I still havent given it to him because we just got home a week ago and I have had to get into my routine again.

Yarn Colors (approx 118 yds per skien):

Ginger Root, Golden Kiwi, Star Fruit & Celery

Company: Yoth yarns Inc

Needle Size used 3.75mm

Husbands Scarf Memories


A couple of years ago I started on a new project. My husband has been wanting a new scarf so I had him pick out some yarn from my Yarnbox subscription stash. He quickly picked out a beautiful mixed color yarn.

This yarn is so soft and fluffy a part of me didn’t want to start it. Of course finally I unwound it and had to roll it into a ball. The yarn feels so soft every time I work on it I feel I might break it. It took me a couple of days to see which pattern I wanted to use.

Going to my trusty crochet book I looked for several days until I found the patterned I liked. Of course being that I am learning how to used this type of yarn and the pattern I picked I have had to unravel it several times until I was satisfied that I got it right.

I am using a stitch counter and writing the steps down in my writing journal. I am also timing myself…so I have had to delete those times and erased those numbers several times before I got it right.

I am noticing that you really can’t see the pattern details as much as I would like. I don’t know if it is because of the type of yarn and color; or I may have used the wrong needle for it. I know most yarns give recommendations and using this yarn I did follow them. The end result looks awesome to me.

Enjoy the pictures and here is the Link to the yarn review video and for the yarn details. Below are the pictures please let me know what you think.

First Infinity Scraf and YouTube review

A coupl of years ago, I started working on a personal gift for a family member. It wasn’t going on as well, It started to twist and looking back at the YouTube video that I got the pattern from I knew where I made my mistake. I wasn’t putting my stitches in the appropriate back stitches it needed to be in.

So I had to unravel it and start all over again. This time it was coming out just how I wanted it too.

Go to my YouTube channel Hook and Sew by Liza, to hear my review on the yarn that I used. Below I’ll put the details of the yarn and the company of the yarn used. So here are a few pictures of it finished. I didn’t try it on because it is a gift and I like for the wearer to be the first to try it. so I basically wrapped it around some hotel towels and went to the courtyard we have right outside.
I loved this experience and I can’t wait to do more. I’m actually thinking of including exotic luxury yarn products to my Etsy store. Of course it will be limited amounts and of course right now exclusively for babies and toddlers.
Let me know what you all think..

The red and grey you see is my jacket. I didn’t want to risk the scarf to snag on anything. It is the same color, but I am using my android phone so it seems like they are different colors but not.
Yarn details:

100% recycled cashmere

140 yards per skein

Jade Sapphire Extoic Fibers

http://www.jadesapphire.com

My Own Website!

I finally took the plunge! I am no longer a free website. I now own my domain, the name is hookandsewbyliza.com. I am so excited! so the next couple of days I will be revamping the look and adding selling options and all that good stuff!

I have also put most of my post into the draft folder to give them a new look and see what I can do to make them better.

I will no longer be selling at Etsy. This is the dedicated website for my blog and selling platform. Look for new listings in the upcoming days.

Thank you for all of your support I hope that you continue your support. If you are new to my blog please subscribe and get ready to read interesting topics on my projects, sales, and reviews on products that I use.

For my official opening I will be posting a sale so look for it soon!!