February 11, 2008 § Leave a comment

photo: Table Runner from Felt Forward by Maggie Pace

I’ve put everything on the back burner while I knit little circles of satisfaction. Colorful, compatible with watching The Office, a feeling of mastery as I finish each new circle, and variety since there are eight different colors. I can’t wait to get one done so that I get to start with a new color. I have a lot of patience, but right now I feel like the little kid in a candy store- I want to knit with every color in my stash.

I’m  going to sew my felted circles into a rug to go next to my side of the bed. No more cold toes in the morning. I’m predicting that some sort of no-slip something will need to be added so that I don’t slip and fall getting up in the morning.


log cabin frolic

February 2, 2008 § Leave a comment

The beginning of a quilt that Lars and I are making together. The photo in the book (Quilted Planet: a sourcebook of quilts from around the world by Celia Eddy) open in the back is our inspiration. We have actually started cutting all of the fabric into stripes and sewing the first smaller pieces to the red center square. Our plan was to frolic (maybe it’s not a frolic with only two but it’s a good term anyway) for a while every night and hope to get the whole quilt pieced and quilted by the end of the year. We need to get frolicing.

white rabbit

February 2, 2008 § Leave a comment

I took a bit of a break so I will start off by sharing photos of some finished Holiday gifts.

Reversible napkins: Molly’s Handmade Napkins from purl bee. I added the quilted panel inspired by this blanket seen at bookhou design. The backside of all of the napkins is the middle fabric in the picture above. Half of the set is the blue/ green polka dot and the other is the darker fabric, which makes three different looks for the set. The quilted part is random scraps of all of the fabrics. See my flickr photos for more views of the napkins.

Another finished gift, picnic napkins from Lotta Jansdotter‘s book Simple Sewing. I don’t have the book, but I drool over it at the book store and was able to figure out this pattern without the book. There are other patterns from the book that I would like to have- and really the best part is that the book is just so beautiful. I really want to make the fabric wall organizer.

If this post hasn’t hinted at the fact that I’m really into fabric and sewing right now, I’ll admit it. I think Fabric Depot is the cause of my current passion. I was just there today, but a trip to Fabric Depot only fuels my fabric lust. There are some knitting projects bouncing around my mind also, but I’ll get to those later.

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