My entire life has changed since I last posted here! I hope to get on more often and I really want to get back into sewing. I just have to empty the boxes that are stacked everywhere in my sewing room. I hope I can find the will to make it happen!
BTW my view is now a bunch of fences rather than a beautiful mountain side.
I have all of my blocks sewn into 4 patches for the swap quilt. I want keep up so there is less chance that I won't get it finished. Notice I didn't say no chance! I have two quilts tops that literally are one seam from finished! This is 5 rows of 15.
I have always wanted to learn to knit socks but was afraid that working with 5 really small needles would be really hard. I tried with the circular needles but kept getting caught in the cable. I finally purchased the dpns and tried hand warmers first so I didn't have to deal with toes and a heel. This is my first pair of hand warmers. Kind of an amazed that I finished both of them.
Then I tried socks. I used the dpns and malibrigo yarn. It knits up really nice. I have one sock finished and just have a couple inches to go on the second one. The dpns were really easy. I didn't even get bothered by the ones hanging when they weren't in use. I have had the second one almost finished for several months. I hope when I pick them back up I can remember what I was doing! I would never pay nearly $20 for one pair of socks but at is what the yarn costs!
I really don't have a lot more to show but wanted to post more often so have to go with what I have. I put most of the blocks together from the ones I received from my swap partners in Kansas. I want to keep up each month so when the last month arrives my quilt will be almost finished. I don't seem to find a lot of time to be in the sewing room so this is my best chance to not end up with a huge stack of blocks that I never get together. I really enjoy putting a swap quilt together. Some of the fabrics I would never buy but in the scrappy quilt they all look great! Thanks girls!
Life has been pretty crazy. Haven't gotten a lot of quilting done lately, but thought I would post some pics of the progress I have made.
My wonderful new neighbor and I spent an afternoon making ottomans out of styrofoam coolers. Mine is the smaller one and it is from an Omaha Steaks order and hers is from a Nutri System delivery. We had a great time and I think they turned out great!
I have also been working on a quilt for my husband. In all these years I have never made one specially for him. It was time. I have the top finished. I didn't get a picture of the whole thing but this is the bottom part. Hope to get it pinned and quilted soon.
I am also working on a swap quilt with 4 very special friends from Kansas. We swap blocks every month. They all get together for dinner and I just send mine and wish I was there with them. This is our second swap. The first one is my favorite quilt to date. This is a picture of what I have put together so far.
Well I guess that gets my caught up for now. I have learned how to update from my iPad so I anticipate more postings in the future. Please leave a comment if you visit. I love to read them and visit your blogs also!