Sew Take a Hike. They are more beautiful in person. I am so happy that I won. Thanks Penny! The giveaway also included her skillet handle pattern, which you can find here.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
My husband was able to go out again last night with work friends, and after I finally got my son to stay in his bed and not the couch, I got a little bit of quilting done.
I finished quilting this wallhanging, all vintage fabric. Hope to do the binding and hanging sleeve this weekend.
I wasn't sure what to do in the middle. I ended up free-motioning some flowers.
I did free-motion stippling in the white borders and followed the lines of the cheater fabric.
I also finished the pebbles (or dinosaur eggs as my husband calls them) in the blue blocks on the boy quilt. I started the stippling in the borders until all my bobbins were empty. By then it was 12:30 and time for bed.
Fabric Diet is over and I survived! I didn't buy any fabric for 8 weeks and I have decided to extend the challenge until Mother's Day. I have so many projects to finish up and a big enough stash to complete them that I am going to try really, really hard not to buy anything until May. Thanks to Angela for hosting the fabric diet challenge. Go here, to see how everyone else did the past 8 weeks.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
After casting on this sock pattern 5 or 6 times, I have finally finished it. I tried at least 3 times with yarn from my sister before I switched to this yarn. I had to start from the beginning on this sock after making a mistake Saturday. I don't have much experience (yet) in fixing mistakes in knitting and I ended up having to restart on Sunday evening. But today, I conquered the sock demons that have been bothering me and completed this sock.
I'm so in love with it, I want to knit its partner right now. Unfortunately I need to finish my UFO for February first.
This is all I have done since my last update. Got these leaves cut out last night. I am not allowing myself to cast on the next sock until I finish my February UFO.
here. The blue containers on the top shelf are also new. One holds all the little knitting accessories like cable needle, measuring tape and row counter. The other one holds my ipod and it's power cord. All that stuff use to be in one big basket and it drove me and my husband crazy. It's nice to have it all organized, finally.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Edit: This is the yarn I was using for my sister's socks that have been causing me all the problems. The socks I started last night are made from a different yarn that I am loving.
Go here to see what everyone else did last night. Thanks to Bobbi and Heidi for hosting.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
There they are... 3 finishes!Don't they look nice all stacked together?
my sister designed. Unfortunately, until she decides to make the design public, I can't show you the whole thing. Here is part of the middle. I free-motioned evergreen trees in the background. Most of the fabrics in this quilt are from the "Greetings from Canada" line that came out a couple years ago. I have been hoarding them and finally decided to use them for this quilt. I am the tree in the middle (alone with my immediate family in the U.S.) while the rest of my family back home in Canada are the trees around me - although you can't really see them, I know they are always there for me. (Yes, I miss them all very much).
Thanks Sarah for a great pattern.
my etsy shop. I completed it last night, but it took at least an hour longer than I had planned. I broke 2 needles. It's been awhile since I broke any. Of course by the end I was using the wrong needle but all I had left was the binding so I went for it. Hope to run out tonight for some more needles. The reason for the broken needles? I had started a new thread and for some reason it kept getting caught when it got to the bottom of the spool.
Head on over, Friday Night Sew-In is tomorrow night!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I lost this weekend. Friday evening I came down with a sinus cold and I spent most of the weekend reading (read about 300 pages of 3 different novels - finished one of them). Didn't touch the sewing machine or any knitting. Did a little crocheting on Sunday. The cold is pretty much gone, but now I have a sore throat and almost no voice.
I did get back to quilting yesterday (partly because we had no internet) and even finished one wallhanging but I didn't get any pictures taken. Today was full, with dentist appointments for the kids and errands (ran out of yarn for the crocheted baby blanket). Home for an hour before I head out to get my daughter from school. At least I found out this morning that I won a giveaway over at Sew Take A Hike. Thanks Penny. Can hardly wait to receive the fabric in the mail!
Now, it's time to grab 2 cookies (without my son seeing?) and get ready to go. Maybe I'll take some pictures later this afternoon, or maybe not til tomorrow. I am almost finished a couple other things so hopefully tomorrows post will have 3 finishes!
Friday, February 11, 2011
I don't have much to show you, so I thought I would send you off to a few different places.
Click here and go vote for your favourite (mine is #30 - no pressure to vote for me, vote for the one you like best:)
Next Friday is February's Friday Night Sew-In. Click here to sign-up.
Click here to read how everyone else is doing on their diets.
Hopefully I'll get something done this weekend so I'll have something to post Monday.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Of all the things I take pictures of, the most difficult to get right is anything with yarn. It never seems to turn out the right colour.
Monday, February 7, 2011
After seeing Annemarie's post on January 24th, about the Love Nest Quilt Contest, I knew I wanted to enter the quilt I finished last fall for our bed. Since I posted about it more than 2 months ago, I need to create a new post. Now we all get to enjoy looking at it again. The original post can be found here.
Here is the huge quilt. We only have a full size bed but I made it extra wide so we have plenty of quilt to cuddle up under. The pattern name is Twiggy (found here) and I have kept the name even though I changed it up a little. I added the borders and the appliqued birds. I also used just my most favourite fabrics and not a layer cake as suggested.
Thanks to Annemarie for hosting this contest. Go and check out the other quilts - they are all so beautiful. Voting goes from February 10th to 16th at Annemarie's blog Gen X Quilters.
Friday, February 4, 2011
First, a couple of finishes for this week.
I also got 2 quilts basted and the backs for 2 other quilts completed last night. Looks like I have a busy weekend ahead of me.
Go see if everyone else stayed on their diets this week.