Monday, March 20, 2017

Another Busy Sewing Weekend!

This past weekend I went to the Gulf States Quilt Association's Seminar in New Orleans.  Three days of quilty goodness!  Two days I took wool applique classes with Rebekah L. Smith.  She is a wonderful teacher.  I loved the stitching, and her class was quite informative.  She also hand dyes her fabrics--wow what beautiful colors!! I almost finished both projects:
This is a sewing caddy.  You can tuck threads or scissors in the heart, and one of the wings is a pin cushion.  I still need to finish stitching details before I stitch it to the backing.
This panel will be sewn to a small burlap basket.  I just need to attach to the backing first.

I also took an entire day off just to work on my projects.  I sewed a modern style top for my niece's graduation present and basted it:
 And I basted a quilt for my son and daughter in law's anniversary.  They were married in Hawaii, and I bought fabrics to make them a quilt....five years ago!  Time to get this thing quilted.  It is king sized.
I really enjoyed the weekend.  I got so much accomplished!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

New York Beauty Design Wall

I had the best sewing weekend!  Judy Holley (of Gulf States Quilt Assn) taught a scrappy New York Beauty class at my guild on Saturday.  Lots of fun!  I like that you can use some of those wild and funky prints in the larger pieces of the block, as long as you have good contrast in the points.


I've made 3 so far.  80 makes a queen sized quilt.  I think the blocks are 9" or 10".


Today I was digging in my sewing room.  I wondered what was in a box, opened it up and ......
it's another New York Beauty!  This is New York Beauty Diversified, from a Linda Hahn class I took in 2013.  I think I figured out where I left off, so I got nine blocks ready to sew.


I am SO excited!  My quilting mojo really got a boost this weekend.  Too bad I have to go to work in the morning.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Just knit while you wait!

I hate to wait!  I'm waiting on a delivery for work, it is being delivered to another building up the street.  It is on the truck, but they can't tell me when it is arriving....So, what's a girl to do???
Thank goodness I keep something to knit in the car.  I've knit several inches just waiting.  I was feeling pretty good about it and figured I needed to knit one more row before the decreases----and I dropped a stitch!!!  ;(  I don't have the tool I want to pick it up either.  So I will go to lunch and hopefully the delivery will come and the guy at the main office can get it.

What's on your needles???

Monday, February 20, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Well I have almost too many Splendid Sampler blocks for a picture!  I'm in catch up mode.  I made eight blocks last week.  I'm trying to get up to a nice round number and then I am going to call it done.  I think maybe two more blocks will give me a total of 80 blocks, so I could make a 8x10 block layout.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Needles Report

Some knitting progress: Airplane Scarf is 18" long now!  Just another 7.5 feet to go!  Idk if I will really knit it that long.  Since it is just plain knitting in the round, it will become my mindless knitting project.
I do love feeling that Kidsilk Haze.  ;)

I've been working on Modern Wrapper Fine in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, a fingering weight yarn in "Almanac", which is a beautiful dark blue.  I'm about halfway done with the back:
I'm really fighting the urge to start something else.  I'm enjoying these two knits, but there are so many other things that grab my attention!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Snowy Friday Needles Report

Wow!  I am in Gloucester, MA for a meeting this week.  We finished the main part of our meeting Wednesday--good thing!  The entire state was pretty much shut down on Thursday due to heavy snowfall.  I was able to work from my hotel room.  Tomorrow the snow will be over and hopefully the roads will be plowed so we can drive down to Boston and fly home.  This southern girl is cold!!

But--I did make some progress on Alexandra's Airplane Scarf:
I'm using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe.  So pretty!  It will be a long tube of feathery mohair softness!  Great mindless knitting, as you just knit a long tube in the round.  I do have to pay attention that I get the yarn on the needle and don't split it up.  Not a big problem.  Just keep knitting!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday Needles Report

I've been on work travel, which means I have had lots of knitting time!
I finished my Simple Skyp Socks.

I started Alexandra's Airplane Scarf in Kidsilk Haze.  I ordered the KSH and the color was lighter than I wanted for a project, so it has been in my stash.  It is just a simple tube of stockinette.  Mindless.  Nine feet of mindless knitting!

I also stated Modern Wrapper Fine in Brooklyn Tweed Loft.  This is not the suggested yarn for the pattern, but my gauge swatch was good so I am going for it.