Monday, March 31, 2014

Is There A Cure For This?

So I've seriously been overtaken with fiber fumes!
It's bad.
In the best sort of way!

If I'm Sittin'...I'm Knittin'
True statement.

I dream about knitting.
True statement.
I don't think I mentioned this past month
that I was knitting another sweater!

But you knew that if you follow me on Instagram.
It was a FAST knit!
Long Sands Cardigan knit with Cascade Ecological Wool

And here it is in its current state...

Ready and waiting for seaming and blocking.

Along with all of these...

Also waiting for seaming and/or blocking!
It's that whole procrastinating thing again!
I really need to tackle that pile!

And I had some Jade Mongolian Cashmere beckoning to me...

so I thought it needed to be a Hitchhiker.
And it's knitting up very nice, 
so I think it agrees!

And I'm ALMOST done with the second sock

knitting out of Berroco Sox.  Hopefully they'll be done and in my sock
drawer by the end of the week!

And then maybe I'll cast on something new!
Because I hit up the DFW Fiberfest this past weekend....
and was overcome by those fiber fumes again.
Before I knew it,
I had added to the stash....

is there a cure for this?

Never mind...I don't want to know!


Friday, March 28, 2014

Dallas 2014 Quilt Show

So a few Saturday's ago I set out for an 
adventure of the KwiltyKim kind!

Dallas Quilt Celebration!

Not only was I excited to be going to a QUILT SHOW,
but I was also going to meet a new friend!
Well...I "KNEW" her...
you know,
from blogs.
Just like you all know ME, right?
But I was meeting her in person!

Look!  It's CozyEgg herself!
How exciting is that??  
Let me tell you, she is the sweetest person,
as if you doubted that!

So I met up with Michelle and we wandered in and out of vendor
after vendor
after vendor
and admired MANY quilts.
I'm just going to let the photos speak for themselves.
Here's a few of my favorites from the day!

Made from MENS TIES!  See below!

Just a small sampling of the many quilts that were hanging!
I had such a fun day with Michelle
and I'm certain it was the first of many escapades to come!

Hooray for quilt shows and new friends!


And Then It Was Finished!

It's true!
I have a stitching finish!

Blackbird Designs
Birds of a Feather
35ct Lakeside Vintage Pearled Barley
NPI threads as charted

Good to have a stitching finish!
I do believe this is Finish #2 of the year in the stitching realm for me!
THAT means I only need to finish one more stitching UFO
and then all bets are off and I give myself permission to start something new
and add to the stitching stash!!
Aren't self-imposed rules good sometimes?


Friday, March 21, 2014

When You Procrastinate...

I've been meaning to show my progress on
my Birds of a Feather (Blackbird Designs).

I snapped a pic....

and then never got around to blogging!

So I took another pic later....

and then another even later...

and you get the idea....

and finally I blog!

So WOW!  Sure looks like a lot of progress now!
Maybe I'll get this one done by the end of the month!

But hopefully I won't put off blogging again for that long!

What stitching have you been working on?


Friday, March 07, 2014

Easing In

Hello!  Yes...that's what I've been doing!
Easing In...back in to reality!

We spent a bit of time down south last week,
and it was wonderful!

We stayed at a lovely resort in Cancun.
But really...aren't they ALL pretty much lovely resorts in Cancun?

And look who was there!

Yep!  Miss Avery!
We had multiple sleepovers....
romping in the surf and sand.
It was wonderful!


there was a wedding!
It's official!
Avery's parents are hitched! 
It was a gorgeous ceremony!

In a gorgeous location!

With GORGEOUS weather.

And now we're back...
and easing in...

Tomorrow I'm going here....

to find my tribe! 

Happy Weekend!