Monday, June 6, 2011

linus

this is a very late quilt for a very special little boy! it's been hanging around my house waiting for me to get it to it's new owner, which will hopefully happen tonight.


mainly made with Echino and Kona solids, I am hoping it will make the perfect play mat/quilt for Linus.


the wind didn't really want to cooperate with me, but at least you can see all the bright colors flowing in the beautiful sun.


the wind kicked up before I could turn the quilt to picture the back, but you can catch a glimpse of it in this shot.

and just incase some of you are interested my far far away quilt is being featured today at Quilt Story.



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

creme de la creme

There really hasn't been any sewing in my life at all...and even though I miss it, I am in a serious rut!
Luckily, my knitting groove is in full swing!


This pattern is by Veera Välimäki and is called the Stripe Study Shawl. I can't say enough about this pattern, beautifully written, perfect symmetry and a classic yet unique design.


As for the yarn (Madelinetosh eyre light)......amazing!! Soft and smooth like a mix of butter and heaven.
The colors used are Creme de la Menthe and Antler. 


This will definatly be my favorite item to wear this spring/summer.



Friday, March 25, 2011

washed and in use

The picture of the quilt being basted from my last post was the made for the Robert Kaufman Solids challenge that I participated in along side many quilters from the LAMQG.
I have been meaning to take pictures of it finished, but never seemed to have the time...then last weekend it started raining. Well needless to say, the quilt fell into the washer, then jumped into the dryer and has spent a good amount of time in the last week looking like this


I backed it with some amazingly warm AMH flannel, which makes this quilt a new fav for knitting on the sofa.


 I wish I had taken pictures of it all laid out for you, mainly because of the crazy quilting I did on this one, it was quite intense. But the odds of that happening now are pretty slim. If Izzy and I aren't snuggled under it, then the boys are playing tug of war with it.


As for the knitting that is going on, well I have been working on my very first sweater. I chose a pattern by Melissa LeBarre called Tea Leaves. It is a really pretty cardigan that I have admired for a long time (and also plan on making one for Izzy). The yarn is Madtosh tosh dk merino, in french grey. 


It is my first of 3 sweaters that I will be making in the Magnolia Society, that I joined last month. If you have never heard of it, you can read all about in on the Madelinetosh website. It really was my way of forcing myself into the world of knitting sweaters. 
Now,  seeing as how it is still raining and all the boys are in school, I am back to my sofa with Izzy to knit and read the day away...oh and snuggle, of course.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Simply thumpty thump

I have tried for a long time to resist entering the world of Blythe...but then I saw my friend Jaime's girl. She has Simply Peppermint (named Pipa) and it was my first time seeing a Blythe doll in person. Needless to say, I could resist no longer...


Our girl arrived yesterday and I can't even express to you how excited Izzy was. 


We adore her purple hair and sweet face...now we just need to decide on her name. We have narrowed it down to Violet or Viola. 

Now I am off to make her a dress, we are not fond of the one she came in.....and maybe do a little clothes and shoe shopping. Well after I pry her out of Izzy's little hands...my daughter is in love.