Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Slow Week

I've been doing lots of this and that this week and I don't see much getting accomplished.  I've put away a few fabric stacks, also a few yarn stacks.
 I made one zippered pouch and started another that I had to put on hold because I didn't have the perfect red zipper.
 I did find a faux fur pom pom for the hat I just finished.

 Lastly I played with a few scraps. These are very small 1" tumblers. As you can see I am the person who thinks no scrap is too small! I am planning to use these in special gift I will be shipping out this week.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bad Weather Outside = Creativity Inside

It's been stay in and create weather here in Hatfield this week, so that's what I'm doing. I have finished 2 crochet/knitting project bags and have a few more ready to sew today.

I'm planning to work on a few scrappy things soon. Although lots of scraps have been used making bowls and trivets, scraps are never ending here so I have lots more. I've been browsing Amanda Jean Nyberg's book Sunday Morning Quilts for inspiration. I'm certain the first quilt will be an everything goes quilt. After that maybe I'll do a few controlled color scrap quilts. Really it's what ever gets the most scraps used.

My evening crochet project is the Pomelo Shawl. It's a free pattern from Cascade yarns.

I'm using 4 different colors of  Knit Picks Palette to create this shawl. I sure hope it works as I imagine it. LOL

Do you have a resolution to use your scraps this year? Tell me what patterns you plan to use.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I Get A Do Over!

It's a new year and we all get a do over! I really need one. I start every January off saying I'm going to blog more regularly. Ha, never happens! Maybe this will be the year.....
Like lots of you I've gathered my UFO's made a list and plan to finally get them finished. I have 3 to finish this month.

I've already finished one.
It's now in my Etsy shop, so only 2 to go.

Today I'm working on crochet and knitting project bags using a couple of sheep prints paired with a very dark gray cotton.

I still spend my evenings crocheting. Here are a few recent finishes.

And the coiled rope passion has not died! I'm still loving everything coiled rope!