Thursday, January 17, 2008

Been a long time.

It's that time of year again, the January Doldrums have set in. It's that whole rush into/through the holidays, gotta do this, gotta do that, have to run over here, this party that day, that party this day, and all of a's over. I love the holidays and it's depressing when they are over. Also, I had some pretty big realizations about where I am at with my mom's death. So, as much as I loved the holiday, it was very emotional. So, I am really just hanging out these days, trying to be quiet and peaceful. It's my birthday tomorrow and my mom's oldest sister (My Aunt Karen who is so much like my mom, it's uncanny!) wants to take Chaun and I to a quilt show at the Long Beach convention center. So I think we will head down for that on Saturday morning. Sunday I plan on working on my quilt. I talked about quilting quite awhile ago and even showed pictures of my chosen fabric. I decided that pattern was WAY too hard and have chosen to do this pattern instead. It's just rectangles, right?? It should be easy. I made Chaun's Scarf for her birthday and was a tad shocked at how quick and easy that one went. I used a herringbone flannel for the backside and a brown wool blend for the main part on the front. The other green fabrics are cotton, silk dupioni, satin, and some others.
The quilt I am making is from this collection of fabrics. I also have been making baby gifts for, well, anybody really. Chaun and I pulled out the knitting machines a few weekends ago and have been whipping out some projects for friends. I just found out that my friend Cristy is having herself a little baby. :)) I can't wait to get started on projects! I am still knitting. In fact, I have knit quite a few small projects recently. I made Chaun a pair of felted slippers (she makes me socks, I have to pay her somehow!), Sadie also got a pair of slippers, a couple of hats were made (pictures to follow),. I am currently working on the Silk Garden sweater, edging on a blanket, a sock out of Noro Sock yarn, and I just cast on for the Gathered Pullover.

I have been trying to upload pictures into this post but blogger keeps giving me an error message. So they will come direct from Flickr. :)


Marin said...

Oooh Ahhh! I love the quilt pattern and fabric. Those strip quilts are a real sinch to put together. Excellent choice for a first!

Chauntel said...

I totally agree with Marin & now that you have had the inspiration of the quilt show it looks like you will actually do it! I am motivated to start too. I have the board and my box of fabrics in by my chair ready to start cutting. Not sure when the actual sewing may take place but the cutting is what bugs me the most.
I want to see your gathered pullover too so bring it to knitting tomorrow.