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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cold Feet

Yes, someone in my family has cold feet...but it has nothing to do with my upcoming wedding! No cold feet for me!
 But for the man who does have cold feet, I have just finished a pair of socks that are great for wearing to bed!
 
 
These should keep him warm!
 
I have also been slowly quilting away! I am on the borders now and they are coming along fast. I am hoping to have this finished before the wedding but it is only 2-1/2 weeks away. It will be close!
 
 
Hopefully it will not take long too get a sewing space organized after my wedding and I can get back to regular blogging! But for now, I'll just keep you posted on my quilt progress!
 
Happy Stitching!
 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Therapy!

There is nothing like a little sewing therapy!

Between packing and moving and painting and leaving my life in a small town for a city life and planning a wedding (that is sneaking up on us FAST), I needed some sewing room time badly!
 
So I got cutting out a quilt that has been sitting on my cutting table partly done for a couple of months and I finished cutting out the blocks today.
 
 
Here I am organizing...each block has four different fabrics.
 
 
Just sitting at my sewing machine makes me happy. We have not had much time together lately. I am sure it misses me as much as I miss it.
 
 
All it took was a one block and I feel relaxed again!
 
 
And my bags are felted....with felting you never know what you are going to get! The brown bag is slightly larger than the blue bag. I like them both!
 
 
 
 
 
I have time for one more block today so back to my sewing room I go!
 
Happy Stitching!
 
 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Catching up!

Catching up...do we ever really get caught up?
I have been busy quilting...and other things!
My wheels are quilted on my wagon wheel quilt and I am onto the 'in between' areas and sashing...finally! These sections will go much faster.
 
 
I am just following the curve of the wheel. I tried a few different designs but they all seemed a bit too much for this quilt.
 
To continue in the catching up...
 
I finished the little mini I was working on. It is so cute!
 
 
 
And here I blocked the second shawl.
 
 
 
And I finished knitting the second bag for felting!
 
 
Whew!
 
And I have a few more...but who doesn't?
 
Happy Stitching
 
 
 
 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Me time!!!

It feels like it has been a long time since I had a good block of me time in front of my sewing machine!
 
Yesterday and today I fit in many hours of sewing nourishment!
 
First I had to take care of a few knitting UFO's! I had two shawls I had knit but still needed blocking. It always amazes me how fabulous lace knitting looks after blocking!
 
 
 
The Traveling Woman shawl on the left can be found on Ravelry.
It was an easy knit and blocked nicely too.
 
 
  
 
        
I still have to block the Dinner in the Eiffel Tower Shawl. I'll get to that tomorrow because I will be needing it soon. It is knit from a heavier wool and soon it will be nice enough (but still quite cool) for coffee on the deck in the morning. The shawl will keep me warm!
 
Then I finally finished piecing my large Carpenter's Wheel Quilt. It is from a QAL at The Bloomin' Workshop . The colors are a little washed out in this photo. The grey is closer to black. It is fabulous fabric...tweedy and manly and cozy looking. It is 63" square right now and I am inclined to leave it as it is but I am wondering about borders. It will make the quilt quite large. Now I just have to quilt it after my border debate that is! I have already decided to machine quilt it in a diagonal grid.
 I can't wait to curl under it for a nap.
 
 
I also machine quilted this little mini I have had done for a while. I will try to get binding on it this week.
 
 
And... I am quilting block 17!
 
 
Happy Stitching!
 
 
 
 

 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A little quilting and knitting...

Oh my...I can't believe it has been a month since I last blogged. I suppose that won't change until I am all moved and not going back and forth every weekend! I have been suffering from lack of sewing room time! Just two and a half months to go. In the meantime I have been quilting and knitting a bit.
 
 
 
My wagon Wheel quilt is coming along! I have 13 of the 25 wheels quilted (more than half way). I am quite enjoying the process. As I have been quilting I have been giving some thought as to how I am going to quilt in between the wheels.
 
 
I still don't have a clue!
 
When I have not been quilting I have finished knitting a bag that will be felted. 
 
 
 
I love the cabled handles. This is a free pattern you can find at the Knitting in My Backyard blog.
 
 
I have one more bag to finish before I start the felting process. It's a quick knit and an easy cable pattern. I can't wait to finish it so I can get felting! That is the really fun part!
 
 
Hopefully my next update won't be so far into the future...
 
Happy Stitching!