Friday, June 29, 2012
This picture above shows some of the winners in different categories of knitting and crocheting. It seems that people are knitting or crocheting just about anything you can think of! There was jewelry and pocket books! Items that don't necessarily come to mind when thinking of knitting or crocheting.
This is my favorite! It's a shimmery variegated lace yarn. It's so pretty and soft! I had to have it!
There was so much more I could have bought but didn't. There's only so much time in the day. I love what I bought! Can't wait to work on new knitting projects!!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
here. I think this month's block was the most colorful! I added an extra solid so it could have been even more colorful! The directions were easy to follow and I finished this block quite quickly.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Although it's been very hot, I got the layers all pinned and now Lil Twister is all ready to quilt. I've been working a lot but I found some time. It's only about 38 inches square. I had planned on adding a wider border but my mom saw it and loved the size. She'd like to place it on the back of the chair she uses to watch television. She has problems with her legs and thinks it would be great to place on her legs when they get achy. I wanted to make her a lap sized quilt but she insisted this is better. I'm just happy she likes something I made.
I'm not sure how to machine quilt it yet. I may just do my usual meander over the body of the quilt and try something different for the borders. I have something for reference now.
Look what I got in the mail! I love this book! I spend a lot of time just looking through it and dreaming that I can sew the same design as Leah Day! Once this stretch of work is over, I hope to start practicing a few of the different designs. Until then, I'll just dream!!
I thought you might like to see how cute the booties look with their ribbon ties. I love this pattern. It's easy and looks great!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I've been having some awful cell phone problems. My phone was fine Sunday but Monday morning it was acting weird. It seemed to spontaneously shut off and turn on. It did that a few times but I didn't think much of it. Well, as the day continued, it started doing that all the time! The phone became so hot and the battery kept dying. I had to go to the Verizon store and although they tried to fix it, I ended up getting a new phone delivered to my house. Thank God I had insurance! They told me that I could set the phone up when I got it but I went right back to the store and had them do the set up. I had no idea what I was doing and I didn't want to take the chance of screwing up the phone. So, my phone is now back to normal and I'm happy again!
My Lil' Twister quilt top is almost done. I have one more border to add. I'm hoping to be able to post a picture soon. It's supposed to be close to 100 degrees today and tomorrow and close to 90 on Friday. I'm working a lot the next few days. I doubt I'll get much done. I'll have to see how much energy I have!! I might surprise myself.
Friday, June 15, 2012
I am so grateful for the Friday Night Sew-In. I kept putting this off thinking I didn't have enough time to work on it. This evening set aside for sewing was perfect for me! I finally did have enough time and I really wanted to sit down and accomplish something! Thank you, Heidi! It was my first time participating but it won't be my last.
Thank you, Cindy and SewCalGal for the opportunity to improve my free motion skills. I could only meander when I first started back in January. I feel like I'm really learning new skills that I'll be able to put to good use!
Dying to see what everyone else did tonight! I'll be checking that Flickr group!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
I haven't really decided what I'm going to work on. I have my hexagon project that I'm finally working on. I also have the Free Motion Quilting Challenge to start for this month. I'm sure I'll find something to do!
If any of you plan on sewing tomorrow night, let me know! Link up on Handmade by Heidi and add your name to the list!
See you there!!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I think this is my 3rd mystery quilt. I always used fabric from my stash. Another free quilt! I try to forget that I actually bought all this fabric at some point since it's free for me to use now!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I'm not sure about borders. It's only 32 inches square so I'm thinking of using 2 solid borders and one wider border. I don't think it will be a very large quilt. It should be easy to machine quilt!
I have a baby shower to go to in a few weeks and have been working on knitted baby booties. I should be able to post them very soon. I'm hoping to concentrate on my hexagons after the booties are done.
Tonight is our last meeting of our quilt guild. We end the year with a banquet. It's so nice not to have to cook. My husband is away on a golf trip so it's perfect timing!
Friday, June 8, 2012
I found a pattern for a knitted doily and have been working on it all week. I'm blocking it as you can see in the picture. I just used some leftover sock yarn. It didn't come out that great but I really love the pattern. My grandmother used to crochet doilies so I tried the knitted version! I might use cotton yarn next time. I suppose it's just an extension of lace knitting which I really enjoy.
It's been a quiet week as far as quilting and knitting are concerned. I worked an extra day at work and it seemed to throw off my whole week. I think I had one day that I could actually stay home and get some sewing done. I did start to piece my Lil' Twister quilt. I have 3 rows sewn. I'm hoping to post a picture sometime next week.
I'm working on my hexagon project again. It's rather slow since it's handwork but it does look nice so far! Pictures to follow soon!
Unfortunately, I have to work at 7am tomorrow morning. It's too bad our day jobs keep us from our quilts!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Our first stop is The Button Box Quilt Shop in Wellesley, MA.
They had some gorgeous fabrics. The store was set up by color which made finding a particular color or shade so easy! We could have stayed here all day! I did buy a few things!!
Our next stop was at Wellesley College, They have some great green houses and exotic plants. I'm not into plants but I went in anyways. This is the only thing that caught my eye.
We got back to the bus and ended up in Newtonville, MA at a place called The Paint Bar. We were told we'd be eating lunch here also. There were cold cuts, chips, cookies and cupcakes. I had a diet coke but you could actually get wine or even a mimosa! We found out we'd be painting here. We were all a little surprised. I have no artistic ability. I can't paint a picture to save my life but everyone was a good sport about it and we all gave it a try.
By the time we got to the bus, it was around 4:30. It seemed like it would be too late to make our last stop. However, the shop was called and they stayed open for us! We went to Fabric Corner in Arlington, MA. My phone was almost dead so I didn't take any pictures at the store. I did buy a few things.
I was totally exhausted when I got home last night. We did get a little Make and Take project for the bus ride which I never made. I made it while watching TV.
It was a long day but so much fun!
Friday, June 1, 2012
I have to keep myself from starting any new project. I have to machine quilt a few quilt tops first. I just have to keep reminding myself! It's so easy to start a new project!
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A friend and I went to the World Quilt New England run by Mancuso Show Management. It was held in Manchester, NH which isn't too fa...