Sunday, January 01, 2012

Fresh Starts!

Aaaaah! New Year's Day! A new year...and new starts of the creative type!

This morning, I wasted no time. My new stitching start...


Frederick by Carriage House Samplings....using NPI silks and 40ct Vintage Exemplar. YIKES! Maybe it wasn't the smartest thing to start this first thing this morning...my eyes! my eyes! I was not accustomed to 40ct! But I'm sure once my stitching corner is back in place, the light will help and things will go well. I've loved this fellow and his mate for quite some time, and it was kitted and waiting. This is the year! I had tossed around the idea of starting something a bit larger, but...ahem.........I have enough largish ones started already! So Frederick got the call!

After a couple hours it was time to head down to the quilt den for the New Years quilt start!

These lovely repros have been waiting....


and I got all of the first round cutting done!


I'll be sewing yet this evening and again all DAY tomorrow! Wooohooo! I do love a three day weekend! And a new quilt start! ;o)

Then I moseyed upstairs and decided to make a batch of The Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls. Which took most of the afternoon.


They're tasty..but almost too sweet for me! But I loved how easy the dough was to make..much easier than how I usually do it! So I'll make 'em again...with less frosting.

And then it was time to start a new knitting project!


Brooklyn Tweed's Guernsey Wrap using Shelter yarn in the Wool Socks colorway.
This is my first time ever reading a chart...and so far so good! I just need to remember to remember where I leave off! ha!

It's been a fun day! I love fresh starts...of every variety! Hope your year has gotten off to a great start!

*Peace!

17 comments:

regan said...

Those are some great looking projects! And those cinnamon buns look amazing! Yum!

If a knitting chart is anything like a cross-stitch chart, I've always used post-it notes to mark where I'm at....in cross-stitch, I usually surround a 20x20 stitch block with them, so I can zero in on where I'm at very quickly. Just a thought!

KathieB said...

I'm tired just reading this. Me? I managed to hem a top today. But this is so inspiring. I plan to get busy this week...

merumo said...

I'm happy to see you being busy and having fun with all the needlework I also live - stitching, sewing and knitting, besides baking!! I'm not the only crazy one :) Happy Bew a year!

Deborah said...

You have had a very busy Day! Wonderful starts all of them. The rolls look yummy!

Laurie in Iowa said...

You had a very productive day. Love your pic for the New Year stitching project. I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt and knitting project progress.

Gabi said...

That's quite some projects. Love your knitting. And of course Frederick. I just started that boy too. Although didn't do much on him yet.
Looking forward to see more of your sewing project. And the rolls look yummy.
Wishing you a Happy New Year

Tolentreasures said...

What great fresh starts you are having! Lucky you, love them all. I have a knitting project I wanted to start but keep thinking about the UFO's from last year...maybe I'll give myself one new one!
Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

Cathy

Cari said...

Happy, Happy New Year Kim !! Love all of your wonderful 2012 starts!! I use a post-it note to mark where I left off when knitting from a chart....I leave nothing to memory !!! LOL

Hugs

Margaret said...

Oh my! Such great starts! Wow! Love the Freds -- they're up on my wall as proof. :D Love those fabrics for the quilt -- yum! And that wrap! Oooooh! Maybe I need to make myself one too! It seems like all the projects I ever do have charts involved knitting-wise. lol! So pretty! I love Brooklyn Tweed's projects. He has a men's vest/sweater to die for.

Can't wait to see more!

Katrina said...

Fun projects and yummy looking cinnamon rolls!!!! You are busy, busy, LOL.

Chris said...

I love all your new starts!
Happy New Year!

Deb said...

You go on the Guernsey scarf. It's so much fun and goes fast. Love the yarn - I'm starting a cable scarf from the same designer out of wool almost like your Guernsey! The Guernsey scarf was the first thing I ever did from a chart and after about two mistarts, I got the hang of it!!

BTW, those cinnamon rolls look yummy!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a start! They're all great projects and I'll be happily watching!

Melissa said...

Happy New Year Kim! Great list of starts and I've never made those cinnamon rolls for the exact reason you mentioned I thought they'd be way too sweet.

May the new year be full of lots of stitchy/quilty moments!

Dona said...

You had a great NYD! Frederick is a beautiful design. All of your projects look like fun. I wish I had those cinnamon rolls this morning.

Dottie @ Tadlafleur said...

I love what you did. I think "Fresh Starts" is an awesome concept. I like how that sounds. Yesterday I cut out my first blocks for a BOM I am part of. I also had dinner with friends. I hope that both a "Fresh Starts" for the rest of the year. I wanted to work on my cross stitch or needlepoint and go to the gym but I ran out of time. But I did work on my blog so maybe that is good Karma.

Mindi said...

Frederick, what a wonderful project to start for 2012. Those cinnamon rolls look totally scrumptious, not what I needed to see a picture of when I just started my diet to get rid of the weight I gained in 2011!