Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Denyse Schmidt Wannabe

I'm making a quilt for a secret someone using this fabric.I was looking at patterns, hoping for inspiration and I found this quilt on the Denyse Schmidt website. So that's what I'm doing. It's working out pretty well so far. I really hurt my brain trying to plan out how many of which color strips at what width and what length. That sort of thing gets really jumbled up in my head but I'm glad I did it. That way I only cut the fabric that I needed and it was much simpler to lay out the final pattern without having to worry about using too much or too little of any one fabric.
Here is my center panel. I have sewn on the two side panels and spray basted everything together so maybe this weekend I will be able to quilt it up!

Friday, January 05, 2007

At Long Last!

I finally had time to make a robot from the Wee Wonderfuls Put-Together Book No. 2! The book arrived in the midst of Christmas gift making madness and I had to work really hard to avoid dropping everything to make something right away. But now gifts have been given and I have time to work on some projects of my choosing. New Year, new robot!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Glass Gifts

Two of my handmade Christmas gifts! Both from my mom. There is a glass artist who grew up in Granby CT, the town that I'm from, who has a sale at her parents house every year before Christmas. A couple of years ago I received a small vase and a sugar and creamer set made by the same artist. Well, somehow the sugar and creamer got lost in one of our many moves in the last two years and the vase was broken by a certain naughty cat I know. So I requested something new for Christmas this year, promising to take much better care of it.
My mom gave me this beautiful vase,and a Christmas ornament.So beautiful!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

Harv and I returned from our adventure in the East on New Years Eve Eve with no complications! Imagine! We were all set for a laid-back New Years at home.
There was a little of this, a little of that and a yummy meal from one of my new cookbooks. And of course, nothing quite rings in the New Year like knitting a Mason-Dixon "warsh rag"!
Here it is, just waiting to clean up all of the messes we'll make in 2007. Dish cloths are a great small knitting project for so many reasons, I don't know why I have never made one before now. Especially for someone in a climate such as this, where knitting hats and mittens can seem very futile. I hope to make many more of these as part of my ongoing mission to abolish as many disposable paper products from this house as possible.