Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Another Box of Goodies

One of my college roommates is an artist. I had seen her work in the Yield House catalog and in a store in our town, but I didn't realize much she was working and how much "stuff" she was producing. She has an agent... and she designs notecards and pads and recipe cards and hanging pictures and now she is doing some linens...I think she said they were for Target. Her name is Karen Cruden and she does what I would call folk art. Here is what she sent:
I just love those "Peace, Hope and Love" angels!

Friday, February 17, 2006

A Fast, Fun Week

What a fun week I had! On Wednesday I went to a needle felting class with a friend. I bought a starter kit that has everything I need to start a new project!!! On the way home from the class we stopped at the thrift store to buy some wool sweaters to felt and embellish. I already had a few sweaters at home so I went for the wool clothing that I can felt. I purchased 3 wool blazers and a winter white wool suit at bargain prices. I haven't touched them since I got home but they are calling to me! When I arrived home that day there was a package waiting from Jenn. Jenn is making a double wedding ring quilt out of Halloween fabrics because she was married on Halloween. Doesn't that sound great? I sent her some of my "spooky" fabric stash and she sent me some buttons and old laces in return. Thanks Jenn! I love them.
I also received another special package this week...I'll tell you about that next time!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Another Finished Project

It was a very productive weekend here at the homestead...I finished my cable sweater. The color in the photo is very washed is really a deep turquoise color. Beautiful. It is probably the best fitting sweater I have ever made...I think I finally understand that gauge thing! This is knit with Cascade 220 and the pattern is from Ann Budd's: The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Designs.

Check out the cabled ribbing:
Isn't it sweet? I am now going to put some binding on a quilt that has been sitting around forever...I love this finishing stuff...I may never start another new project again! (Yeah...right!)

Saturday, February 11, 2006

A Finished Project

I have finished something! It's the Incredible Baby babies here so it will go in my "to be gifted" stash. This was a very fun sweater to knit because it is knit in one piece and the only finishing is to sew the shoulder seams together.
I am very close to finishing a few more projects...I blocked a sweater yesterday and sewed it up and now I have to redo the shoulders because the neck is HUGE. Oh well, it won't be finished as quickly as I thought.

I am also very busy getting ready for a houseguest. I am taking a needlework class from Amy Mitten-Stevens. She designs mystery samplers. Amy is coming to our sampler guild to teach us one of the mysteries...she is also staying at my house. Yikes! I never noticed that the wallpaper in the upstairs bathroom is coming apart at the seams...and...the carpet on the stairs has a stain on it where the dog likes to lay (do you think the dog would just stay on that spot while Amy is here?)...and...I could go on and on. I guess if you look at something long enough you don't notice it I am very busy!