Saturday, August 31, 2013

Last Day of August!

I’m so ready for the change of seasons! I’m hoping it ushers in a change in lots of other areas. I’m determined to PURGE and organize every single room in this house! We don’t plan to stay in this big house that much longer, so if I don’t start soon it won’t be manageable. I’m also determined to get my butt in gear and start walking again, regularly! Additionally I’d like to be able to put items in my Etsy shop on a more regular basis. So come on Autumn, I’m looking for a change!

A few weeks ago I showed some of the large pile of Leaders and Enders that had been cluttering my sewing table. Well yesterday I had an urge to play with scraps.

          l and e

Today I’m hoping to frame this in some way. Maybe on point or just 4 border strips. We’ll see. I just love scraps, all this color makes me very happy!

          le quilt

I decided to work on a very easy scarf in the evenings and while I watch baseball on TV. The name of this pattern is Mindless One Skein Scarf! Couldn’t be more perfect. I got this beautiful yarn from someone’s destash.

          l and n scarf

I’m wishing you all a very happy Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What’s Working on Wednesday

Hello, hello I’m still here! I’ve been a bit busy lately. First off we went here


and watched these


steal someone’s lunch and take off down the beach!


I found a few treasures. This one was formed by nature and put to good use.


               shawl pin

On Monday we took DD back to Arcadia University. She is now a junior! I will be enjoying spending the rest of this week with DH who is still on vacation. I hope to get some fabrics pulled as I have a few craft shows coming up soon and must get organized! 

I’m linking up with Quiltsy today!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What’s Working on Wednesday

Not much is going on here. I’ve made a few blocks from leaders and enders that I hope will become a scrap quilt. I’ll be placing them on point.


I’ve started a new scarf that will be one of the items I hope to sell at the next craft bazaar.


Eek and look what came in the mail today! My DD needed a new cover so I thought I should treat myself to one also.


Don’t you just love the dots? I’m linking up with Quiltsy today. Come over and join me!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What’s Working on Wednesday

Well let’s see, I did get my cutting table cleared off.

       cutting table


       cutting table 2


It doesn’t quite look like that now. LOL If it was still neat that would mean I haven’t been using it right?

I pulled this scrap string thingy out and added the lime border because I now have a plan for it. Next up will be a larger scrap border.

        lime scrap

I’ve finally taken the time to learn the Tunisian crochet stitch. Don’t know why I avoided it for so long. It really wasn’t difficult at all. Here’s my first swatch.


Not bad for my first try. Now I need to go buy a Tunisian hook so my stitches don’t fall off!

I gotten a few goodies in the mail lately. First up these charm packs. The 2 1/2 inch squares will be used to make table runners.


I also got some yummy new yarn!



    fresh linen2

And finally I got something that I’ve been wanting for what seems like forever. I know they’ve been around for a while but I just couldn’t find the right one, until now.


It’s a felted wool pincushion! This picture isn’t the greatest. It doesn’t show the beautiful blue color in the center. I’m very happy I found this one!

I’m linking up with The Quiltsy blog this week. Come on over, you can link up too!

Friday, August 2, 2013

After The Bazaar

Well the bazaar is over and I didn’t do too bad. This group will have another one in Nov. That gives me some time to work on a few other things between now and then. Like everyone else I have lots of WIPs to work on but I wanted to make something fast so I started this table runner.


Just needs binding.

Today I hope to block one of the completed shawls and get some crocheting done. Here’s a full picture of my last finish.

              Z SHAWL

I received this gift from my DS. This is one of the items she makes and sells at bazaars and craft shows. Isn’t it cute? It’s just what I need for my sewing room because I’m always jotting things down on little scraps of paper.


I’m so glad the weather has changed here. Is it still hot where you are? I for one am happy to see Autumn is not far away.