Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday was a happy day!

Even in the light snow yesterday, my friend and I went out to Simsbury to Sew Inspired Quilt Shop for the Fat Quarter Frenzy Sale. Oh what a dream. I came home with 40 FQ's and a few remnants. It was absolutely a delightful adventure. Then we decided to go to Marji's Yarncrafts for yet another fiber fix. Below is a mosaic of what I came home with. Now I'm going to work up in the sewing room for the rest of the day. The fabric is calling me! It's all just luscious!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

First Sock

This is how far I've gotten so far on the sock - not sure I'm feeling the love right now.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Lately I've been obsessed with knitting. As a result knitting needles have been found from my "old stash" and accumulated and acquired recently. To that end I had put the short and small stuff in my old "notions box" and the long needles in an old freezer wrap box. Obviously I needed a knitting/crochet needle case. This is what I came up with - I still need a closure (thinking ribbon and beads like I do with my folios). I'm gonna work with it for a while, then make a gift or two once I tweak what I did. The fabric is some upholsery samples I was given - I think it might be a little heavy for all the layers - may not use it for the pockets in future ones. The possibilities are endless - that's for sure!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Elden's Quilt

Elden wanted a SpongeBob Squarepants quilt for xmas. I couldn't find focus fabric locally so I ordered some blocks on Ebay. They were ok, but not fussy cut like I would have done. He didn't seem to mind though. I forgot to take a pic of the back. it's Navy flannel, with cars and street signs - very cool and he has two sides for variety.

Melissa and Dave's Quilt

This was xmas gift for Melissa and Dave. They have a quilt that I made for them years ago which is in dire need of repair so this is a replacement. I used some of almost all the batiks I have in my stash for the four patches, then alternated them with blending blocks. They have a combination of cream and robin's egg blue walls - so it goes quite well.