Thursday, April 8, 2010

In with the new

Hi everyone, hope your weather is treating you as nicely as ours has been treating us. It was another great day for the mouselings to be on spring break. We spent time outside, rode bikes, made sidewalk drawings with chalk that came in the kiddos Easter baskets, and went to the park.  Now that I'm sitting here at my computer, I am realizing I really should take more pictures :cS  We all had a great time getting a little taste of the summer to come :cD

I am excited to share a couple new projects with you. The first is the start of a new quilt :cD
I finally started cutting into the beautiful Amy Butler fabrics I bought. These are just the scraps left from the start of my project, which I am going to try to keep a surprise until I get it finished. (Don't know how that will go as I love to share pictues, and the quilt I am making is one of those "I just gotta make it" types.) It is a quilt in the Modern Quilt Workshop book I bought recently, and one that just cried out to be made as soon as I saw it.  I am really excited to have something new underway!!  I still have to buy background fabric, but I know once I do the quilt will probably go together relatively quickly due to my eagerness to see it all finished.

Next is a picture of the start of my knitted cable bag.  It is done in two panels then stitched together. Finally a fabric lining and handles are added.
After working on this a while I have a couple things I just have to mention.  First I have such a hard time putting it down because it still amazes me how something my cat could drag all over the house and make a huge mess with, can be turned into fabric...its like magic to me! Second, to all of you knitters out there that can come up with your own patterns, you are absolutely amazing!! I am just proud of myself that I can read a knitting pattern. I am just in awe of those of you out there that can visualize the stitches and patterns and then write them down. I want to send a huge thank you to each and every one of you that shares those patterns be it through blogs, magazines, books, or whatever.

Well, other than that things aren't too horribly exciting otherwise, which isn't necessarily a bad thing around here ;cD  Here's hoping your days are sunny and full of fun, family and all the things you love.  Warmest country wishes!!


julieQ said...

Such pretty scraps, I know the quilt will be wonderful. I am of course in awe of anyone who can knit!!

Bia, from Brazil said...

You´ve been busy with pretty projects all around. Thanks for you nice comment on my blog. Can´t imagine how happy the artist was to see it. He´s a very nice man who spent 2 to 3 yrs in hospital and on a wheel chair due to a car accident. He started cutting in order to practice hand movements. He bought some other pictures and I´ll show them soon.It´s soooo chilly down here where I live...

QuiltedSimple said...

i cannot wait to see your new quilt! and your bag is really, really lovely. isn't this weather freaky?