Sunday, March 9, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I hadn't planned on being away so long. We took our daughter to Chicago for a few days for her spring break. By train it is about four hours to get to Chicago from our home. The train is never on time though, there is always a delay. I really don't mind it because I can read or knit, this time with my sweet daughter asleep on my shoulder. At 19, it's a rare moment to have her for so long and I certainly enjoyed it. I kept telling her that the best part was the train ride because I had her all to myself.
I finished knitting my Follow Your Arrow shawl, it just needs blocking. It was a lot of work. I'm a bit disappointed with it because it is not as big as I would like and doesn't wrap well. It doesn't work as a scarf either. Hopefully blocking it will make it much larger. I found Miss Babs online for yarn. Oh my goodness, this yarn is so pretty, it's called "Shining City". Talk about great customer service. I even received a little gift of yarn and a stitch marker. I love those special touches. I'm thinking of knitting socks with it.
I happened to be standing on the rug in the front hallway yesterday and thinking how one wall could use a mini quilt of some kind. As I glanced down at my feet, I was inspired by the rug and began pulling fabrics. I need to search for the right pattern but currently I'm working on a special baby quilt so it will have to wait. I finally caved in and bought Lizzy House "Cat Nap". Would you look at those three blind mice with their little glasses and canes! It's a different color palette for me, but I love the fabric. What have you been up to?
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The past few days I have been in Chicago for a little getaway with my daughter. She is on spring break and while I wish we could've gone somewhere to get out of the cold, a change of scenery is equally as refreshing. I make it a habit to go to the Loopy Ewe when I'm there to do a little yarn shopping. The bottom yarn has a sparkle to it that doesn't show in the photo. I came home to find my order from Alanna at MixFabrics on etsy. With the exception of the Little Red Riding Hood, this was her weekend special bundle for $10.00. What a bargain! I'm going to try to stay out of the snow today and spend some time dreaming about spring with Country Living. Have a great Monday!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
The best way to motivate yourself to clean your sewing room is to show a picture of the mess on your blog! I spent a whole day getting organized and going through all my fabric and taking stock of all the UFO's, etc. I still have to work on the closet, but I'm pleased with how much I got done. In celebration of organization I've decided to give away the entire bundle of fabric in the top picture. About 95 percent of it is Denyse Schmidt fabric from her various lines including some Flea Market Fancy. The pieces range from fat quarters to long strips to little pieces. What a fantastic quilt this would make. All you have to do to enter is be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me what you're currently working on. My international friends are welcome also. I will leave the giveaway open until Thursday at midnight and announce the winner on Friday, Feb. 21. Have a great day!