Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holly Jolly Piecework

WOW! Looks like I've got a nice start to a lovely red and white quilt top!

But's merely piecework....piecing this together only to cut it up in the shape of Christmas stockings!

I pulled this off the shelf to use as stocking backs.

Now to find the time to quilt the piecework before I cut it up!

Hope you're having a holly, jolly and productive week!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

I Love Long Weekends!

What's not to love about an extra long weekend? I reveled in the fact that I had four days off and feel like I got quite a bit done!

There was stealth knitting....

that I cannot show you because it's a gifty-gift for someone that could drop in and spy! But I got this project about 1/3 done! wooohooo!

There was also stealth quilt piecing...

on two projects! Both completed! I'll be able to show more of these in a couple weeks. Once they're 'unveiled' at my civil war small group! Until then...they have to stay under wraps!

But I can show you this!

woohooo! 2 x 2 rib on the second Cowboys sock. And speaking of the 'bout them COWBOYS! Quite a thriller on turkey day!

And I can also show you this....

I've played around a bit today with these. They are leftover nine patches from the nine patch quilt I put together at the recent quilt retreat. There were LOTS of nine patches leftover! I LOVE when that happens...a big headstart on a quilt..just like that! I hope to have this one put together this week!

Also on tap this week.....making some new Christmas stockings! Dear daughter asked this weekend if she could please have the patchwork stockings we've had since the kids were little. I've got mixed emotions about handing them over. They were crudely pieced...back when I very first started quilting. But there are only 5...and the family is growing with grandbabies and significant others. So I could use this as a motivator to make 9 new stockings. It's not like it's December or anything, right? ha! We'll see!

I hope you had a wonderfully long weekend!

Tomorrow is Monday! Are you ready?


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with great food, and lots of family time! We'll be enjoying the kids, the grands, and the food. And pie...lots and lots of pie! Mmmmmm.....pie!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Yep...It's A Monday!

Can't you tell?

Easy dinner...bottle of merlot.....yep...definitely a Monday!

OMGosh the hubs picked this up at Sam's the other day...

YUMMMO! Seriously. We had it on bread....and I heated up some of it to serve over the pasta up there. A little fresh parmesan...crushed red pepper flakes...and a glass of vino....dinner was excellent...and easy!

And now...I'm going to settle in for some Antiques Roadshow and give SDW some attention...

and finish off that bottle of merlot! ;o)

Hope you had a swell Monday!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Oh Yeah.....

Oh yeah....I have a blog! Yikes I feel like it's been forever since I've blogged! Sorry about that....just kind of fell into a place of "meh".....but I'm departing that land and am back!

I've been knitting since I've been gone.

Another Noro Striped Scarf.

Colors are more subdued in this one...which seems fitting I suppose.

But look what arrived this week!

Oooooh! Aaaaah! Some SHELTER from Brooklyn Tweed! In the great Wool Socks colorway! I must was my first time ordering from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas and it will not be my last! :o) They caked these puppies right up free of charge...saved me a step so I can cast on this sooner! I'm just a little nervous...this will be my first time working from a charted pattern. EEEEK! If you have any tips, pointers or comments, I welcome them!

In the meantime, I'll be enjoying the glow...

of my faux mercury glass pumpkins and readying myself for the short work-week ahead!

Happy Sunday Evening!


Sunday, November 06, 2011

The Weekend

Tried to lay a little low this weekend...feeling a little "eh"....but I'm gonna make it!

Did a little reading...

a little stitching on SDW....

wove in the ends on my Toast wristwarmers....

and put the kitchener stitch to the toe of my Cowboys socks.

All in all not a lost cause for a weekend, but I'm ready to be back to me!

Bring on a new week!


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Tasks At Hand

With finishes come tasks at hand. I finished my Toast wristwarmers...

now to weave in the ends. Simple work.

I also have a toe that's ready to be kitchenered on my Cowboys socks. Another task at hand.

And I've got two quilts that need the hand work done on the binding. Yet another task!

I love these kind of tasks though!