Friday, May 30, 2014

On and Off the Needles - May 30, 2014

Today marks the last OTN post for May.  I had hoped to have both of my knitting projects finished by the end of the month, but did manage to finish one of them.  Remember the Faux Mobius Shawl that I started back in April- you can see my post about it HERE.  It is finished.  yay!!

My quiet helper "Lady Jane" says it's a bit too warm to wear right now, but she was so cooperative while I tried different ways to wrap it.  This was by far the best of my tries.  You don't want to see what the others looked like.   Not pretty.

I'm still working on the House Targaryen socks.  Just finished the heel and heading toward the toe.  It's taking a bit longer because I'm doing the shell pattern all the way to the toe decrease row, otherwise I would be finished and starting my second sock!  That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.--because it's true.

If you haven't seen what others have done this week on their needles. stop by Judy's Patchwork Times and check it out.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Design Wall - Monday, May 26 - Week 21

It's been two weeks since I've had anything on my design wall.  I can't seem to get with the program since coming back from Paducah.  April flew by so fast I can hardly believe it and now here it is almost the end of May and I still don't have any finished projects.  bah humbug

I'm a month late for finishing the April block for RBSC in purples and I'll have to hurry to make it on time for May's block.

My stashbusting has been slow for the last couple of weeks.  Nothing in or out that I can count.  
Last week I made a few bow tie blocks for the piecing exchange group.

4 Bow Tie blocks
And I added a small border and some snow flakes to "Snow Friends" and finished quilting a couple quilts for others.   This beautiful fall quilt was such fun to quilt with a Falling Leaves pattern.
Fall Leaves made and signed by friends from 2000-2014.
And a baby quilt with bunnies and daisies quilted on it.
Hugs and Kisses baby quilt
To see other design walls, go to Patchwork Times and be inspired.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Stash Report - Week 19 May 11, 2014

Let me wish all the mothers out there in Blogland a Happy Mother's Day.  Where would we be without our dear mothers and all the love they have given us through the years.  I no longer have my mother to share my days and thoughts with, but I am reminded of her so many times throughout the week by things that we did together, our favorite foods we enjoyed sharing and even in the grocery store I will hear someone say something that was a favorite expression of my mother's too.  I miss her a lot, but know she's watching me and smiling at some of the things I say and do, which I'm sure are reminiscent of her.  I was very blessed to have a wonderful mother and hope you all have a wonderful day.

It's been a quite a while since I've posted my stash report.  Mostly it was because there was no activity in my fabric.  I was doing more knitting. But after Paducah and several sales at local quilt shops, I have new stash.  Here's some of what came home from AQS.

The black and whites are for the Soul Searching blocks (isn't the computer smiley faces fabric the cutest thing), the blue/white/black stripes was to be for Snow Friends, but it isn't the right color blue, so it will be added to my shelves for future  use.

The green and blue variegated strips was on sale, and you just never know when it might come in handy, right?  The pastel plaid MIGHT work on a baby quilt, not sure. This is however a STASH report, so it's future stash.

The baseball pieces are for a baby quilt in the planning stages.  I'm looking for anything with baseball motifs on it.

So the bad news is that my Stash took a bit of a hit.  There were several more pieces added that were not in the picture that were bought for various ongoing projects.

Fabric Added since last reported -  13.5 yards
Fabric Added YTD - 15.75 yds
Fabric Used since last report - 0
Fabric Used YTD - 16.28 yds
Net Used/in 2014 -  .53 - oh this is close to being in the red. I've got to get busy.

To see what others have done with their stash this week, visit Patchwork Times here.

Friday, May 9, 2014

On the Needles - May 9, 2014

It seems like forever since I've posted anything.  Since that time I've been to the AQS show in Paducah for 4 days and a visit to a good friend in Alabama.  She took us to one location of the world famous Blue Bell Ice Cream Creameries and other fun places.  Since returning from my travels, I haven't had a lot of time for knitting or quilting, but here is what's on my needles.

A few more inches were done on my House of Targaryan socks that I started in April, before I ran into trouble.  I lost one of the needles out of the stitches and couldn't get my pattern back on the needle correctly.  This set me back a week until I found someone to rescue me.  I have to concentrate and pay attention to what I'm doing on the pattern row. Hopefully that will improve if I can sit and knit for longer periods of time and not so far between knitting sessions. :)

On my circular needles is the Faux Mobiius Cowl also started in April.   It's about three-fourths done and I can talk, walk and chew gum while knitting this one!   I've gone through all the colors in the yarn once and am starting on the first color again.  I think it's turning out pretty nice.  

What have you been up to lately?  Is it too hot in your area for knitting now and maybe you've put it away for the summer.  I hope to knit all through summer because most places are so air conditioned that it feels like winter inside sometimes.  It's also very relaxing to me and I am really enjoying doing socks.

I'm linking up with OTN over at Judy's Patchwork Times, so stop on by and see what others have on their needles.