Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Yarn Along, and other crafting

I have to admit that the late-winter, post-Christmas/birthday knitting blues have hit. Knitting and I have largely taken a breather from each other for the last week or two. I do have a pair of scrappy socks on the needles for Finn. He loves his "crazy socks". A stitch here or there is really the only attention they've been getting though. We just started Little Town on the Prairie during our family reading time. The kids seem happy to be back in Laura's world. And it's comforting to read this well-worn copy that sat on the bookshelves of my childhood.


I have taken to the sewing machine for a few minutes this week. Actually, the bulk of the time in this project was with the scissors. This scrappy pillow to match our Cherry Christmas quilt whipped out in about an hour once all the cutting was complete. This pillow has been on my mind since I finished the matching quilt last summer. Unfortunately, I never seem to have time for Christmas crafting during the months of November or December because I'm so busy with present crafting!


With that same thought in mind, I also picked up my embroidery again this week and made a few stitches on these little ornaments. It might end up being the front of another throw pillow. I'm not sure yet.


8 comments:

  1. Oh, good idea! I should pull out the Christmas projects that never seem to get finished. You've done beautiful work. And it will be so satisfying to pull them out next December without the pressure to rush and finish them as the holidays are ramping up. Inspiring post!

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  2. I love your use of color in whatever crafting you do. The socks are beautiful and so is the quilt but those tiny wee stitches....sigh....love those the most.

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  3. beautiful! Naomi did some cross stitching a few months ago, i was hoping to move into embroidery, but i've never done it myself. It's one of my favorite things to find in the vintage realm though--I should contribute for the sake of future vintage finders...

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  4. I agree with Karen, your use of color is always amazing. Your kids must adore getting socks from you! That quilt is just wonderful as well. I am sitting here with four quilt tops, and I need to just leap and begin quilting them. Why is this such a struggle to overcome? I will keep you beautiful work in mind as I begin. :)

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  5. You are so talented! Sewing, knitting, embroidery - you go! I love the colors on those socks too.

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  6. I love how you are thinking of Christmas now - just doing a bit here and there.

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  7. Your stitches look so neat and tidy, how do you do that? We need to do some more in depth lessons when I see you again!

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