Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Enjoying The Bokeh

The tree is bare, save for the lights. I plan to enjoy the bokeh another day or so and contemplate the upcoming fresh start of the new year! Happy Sunday!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

In The Meantime....

Wow!  Where did the week go?
It seems to have flown by since my last post!
Thank you for the kind words about our repro quilts!  
We do have great fun and some of the gals are already ready to start
next year's quilt!

But not me.  I don't have a quilt in progress!
I'll start a new quilt on New Year's Day.
In the meantime....
I've been busy with other things!

  I finished my Hypotenuse Wrap from Anne Hanson aka Knitspot!
Love it and it's ready to block!  I used Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
and can confidently say it won't be the last time I knit with THAT yarn!  
Already have a sweater planned in a different colorway.  
It was lovely to knit with!

I also was suprised when the hubs asked me to knit him a hat!

So I obliged with a simple, quick hat.  Link to the pattern is here.
It was really quick....I worked on it the past couple of evenings and walaah!
He's happy!  

Then I decided to tackle some quilt binding turning that's been waiting.

I did finish this cheddar and even ran it thru the washer/dryer last night!
So now it's ready!

All crinkled...I love it!  My friend, Kay, did a fabulous job on the quilting 
with her freehand clamshell design!  I just love it!

And the surprise backing....

a Kaffe from the stash.  Good to have one done!
So I decided to get busy on another one that was waiting.

But my enthusiasm was short-lived on the binding.
I have about 2/3 more to do on this one!

And now I'm working on some good ol' basic 

Mindless knitting is a good thing this week!  

I also stitched a good bit on the And They Sinned CLOUD, 
but will spare you another photo of THAT!  ha!

I like keeping busy!  
What have you been busying yourself with?


Saturday, December 08, 2012

Pete and Repeat

It all started with this book.  I belong to small group with a focus on reproduction quilts.  We gather once a month and just have a grand ol' time.  We typically have a project we work on in secret through the year and we unveil them at our December gathering.  This year it started with the History Repeated book.  We were to choose a quilt from the many gorgeous quilts in the book and make it for ourselves.  

Last night we gathered for the reveal!

First up was Twyla....our fearless hostess! 

 GORGEOUS!  She selected the hourglass quilt from the book and we all ooohed and aaaahed at the stunning quilt top!  Just lovely!  

Then it was time for Karen to share the quilt she chose to make....

 and we all laughed because she chose the SAME QUILT as Twyla!  Another stunning hourglass quilt!

Here are their quilts side by side!  So lovely!  By this point I was thinking how much I love that hourglass quilt and I should put it on my list!

Then it was Jo's turn to share.  And just GUESS what quilt SHE chose to make??
 OMG yes....ANOTHER hourglass quilt!!  We were really laughing at this point!  

Three...count 'em...THREE gorgeous hourglass quilts!  Reproduction fabrics abound!  They were all just stunning!

Lisa sat quietly...with a slight, friendly smile...and then it was her turn to show her quilt.

And good grief.....
 ANOTHER hourglass quilt!!!  Tooooo funny!!!!  Although Lisa did insert the tiny hourglass blocks in her quilt.  

 FOUR hourglass quilts!  And let me say that nobody shared what quilt they were working on through the year!  It was beyond funny!

Well...I was next up and no hourglass quilt from me....THIS year!  ;o)

 I chose the double nine patch blocks...brown and shirtings set with cheddar.  We all know I love me some cheddar!  

And then it was Kay's turn.....

 STUNNING!!!  Is this not fabulous!?  I love this quilt and wish it was mine, but alas...tis not to be.  I'll have to make my own!  But I loved all the color!!

Kay and I laughed that we felt as if we weren't invited to the same party as the other we were left out of a secret pact or something!  ;o)

 Another year...another quilt.....and another evening filled with fun,
friends, and laughter!

For the new year, we are again going to work from the History Repeated book.
I wonder how many duplicate quilts there will be December 2013?
Too fun!

Do you belong to a small group?
Have you made any of the quilts from the History Repeated book?
Have you laughed lately?
I hope so!  :o)