Sunday, October 30, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
It's hard to believe that we are in our last week of October. Before I know it, I'll be thinking about Thanksgiving and all the things I hope to make for Christmas. Today it's rainy and cold and I have a fire going and a pumpkin spice candle lit. There is butter on the counter, softening, for cookie making and I'm about to bind a quilt. This is one of my favorite kind of days.
I finished a quilt last week and delivered it to a sweet girl who graduated from high school this past spring. The colors of the quilt just speak to me. As I prepared to take photos of the quilt I realized that the colors speak for most of what I'm making right now. I love the backing fabric on the quilt. It is Kaffe Fasset's Button Flowers. The colors really tie in well with all the sixteen patch blocks. Currently I am knitting a mystery shawl by Stephen West #westknitskal2016 where instructions come by email weekly. The pattern can be found on Ravelry. It's really fun to knit and I like the colors I chose. Cream sprinkles, pink, aqua and lavender look like a birthday party to me.
The Fatquartershop had their First Blush quilt along and they recently sent the book to me. It's a lovely book and an equally lovely quilt. The First Blush fabric is so pretty. The fabric is due out any day now if you'd like to make the quilt.
Time to get baking! Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Happy October! We have just entered one of my most favorite months. I've started adding fall touches to the house and have been creating fall themed projects in my sewing room. Last week I hit Trader Joe's for all things pumpkin spice. I highly recommend the pumpkin waffles and pumpkin seed brittle. It seems as soon as the first day of fall registered on the calendar, the days got extremely shorter, the trees burst into their party colors and the temps got cooler. Autumn appeared right on schedule. I hope it lasts longer than usual and just when we think it's dipping into the frosty night, Indian Summer jumps out in all it's glory!