Thursday, January 31, 2013

quilting weekend

DSC_0637Since returning from my weekend away I have been quite busy sewing and sorting through unfinished projects that desperately need my attention. Do you start new projects before you've finished your last? Oh goodness I do it way too much. There is so much I want to make and not nearly enough time.
On Thursday I packed my bags full of sewing supplies and headed to the desert with wonderful friends to quilt for 3 days. We sewed morning til night taking breaks only to eat. And let me tell you the food was delightful. Smoked meat, soups, and yummy salads. I was only able to work on one project the entire trip, a Lone Star quilt. It's a lot more time consuming then I thought it would be. I just finished the top of the quilt last night. Now I need to run to the fabric store to buy backing and batting. Here is a sneak peak of the process of the quilt making. I'll post more pictures of it after I finish quilting and binding it.DSC_0652DSC_0659

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Little Knits

It's raining today and that makes me so very happy. I really wish we had more of this cold dreary weather. It makes me want to eat a hot bowl of soup, sip some tea, and knit. This morning I made some delicious cranberry scones. I think I have a new favorite recipe.DSC_0691DSC_0702
I've been sick these past few days so Iv'e been staying in doors lately. I find myself sitting on my bed or the couch knitting quite a bit. Yesterday I finished making a darling baby sweater. I have yet to make a sweater for myself and thought I'd test my endurance with something small first. Looks like that was a good idea because I honestly don't think I have the patience to knit something so big like an adult size sweater. But perhaps the reason I got bored with this little sweater was because it was the knit stitch over and over again! The pattern can be found here.Now I am just dying to start a new project. Maybe something for me.DSC_0677DSC_0680DSC_0683DSC_0711DSC_0705
Well that's all for now. I'll be back soon with more crafty stuff. Tonight I'm leaving for a quilting retreat and I am so excited. I'm planning on making a lone star quilt!!
Until then


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Farmer's Market Fun

I took the littles to the farmers market.DSC_0646
They sure are precious to me. I adore each of them and am so thankful that the Lord has put them in my life.DSC_0657
We walked around the market and had a wonderful time sampling all the delicious food. The girls especialy loved looking at all the vendors who sold jewelry.DSC_0652
And baby boy was as happy as can be people watching in his stroller.DSC_0655DSC_0659DSC_0665
After walking for a while the kiddos grew tired and hungry so we ate some fruit and then hit the road.DSC_0674
It was a lovely trip to the farmers market.

Oh and this coming week I plan to do a bit of baking and crafting. I'll be sure to post photos of whatever I make!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Lately my hands have been quite busy crocheting colorful granny squares. I've been taking advantage of my free time and been busy working on all the projects I didn't have time for when I was in school. It feels so good to just sit, relax, and create. Something I truly missed.
Well I have quite a few more grannies to make before this blanket is finished. I'll be sure to share the results.