Sunday, November 28, 2010

Murphy’s Law

You know that feeling you get when you’re looking for a particular item and you can see it—so clearly in your mind’s eye—in a very exact location? I’m SURE my car keys are on the kitchen counter—I can PICTURE them there—right next to the fruit bowl and slightly hiding beneath today’s mail. That image slowly fades from your mind as you race to the kitchen--the 7th of several locations in the key hunt--and find that in fact, the counter is absent of said car keys.

Well, my car keys are actually safe and sound, but there is a little green button that has managed to stay one step ahead of me. This button was purchased to match specific fabrics for a specific coffee cozy and its number is up. I was SURE it was in my Joann Fabrics bag along with some newly purchased knitting needles and fabric. Nope. Then—wait! I know! It’s downstairs on my dresser, right next to my jewelry box. I head down, shaking my head and laughing at my forgetfulness as I swing open the door to my room and—you guessed it—no button. When I turn to head back out I’m almost sure I see something green and round race around the corner in front of me.

On my way up the stairs I pick up a sock that missed the load of laundry I put in the washer 10 minutes ago (another self-pet-peeve of mine). Of course, the washer JUST finished draining so the sock will have to wait. Then I look closer and see that some of my clothes are still dry—what’s going on here? Well, it would have been helpful had I changed the load size to large instead of small. ARRRRRG!!!!!

I take a deep breath and pour myself a glass of wine. I run my clothes through a quick wash (on a large load size) and put my green button project on hold while I finish my niece’s 1st birthday present instead (cream baby mitts with a soft green minky lining; see picture). Christmas tunes sing sweetly to me from the radio and icicle lights twinkle at me from the window. Ahhhh, that’s better. The search for that damn button will just have to wait.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Virgin Quilter

Welp, I went and did it. I started my first quilt. Eva kindly suggested I start with something relatively simple (i.e. squares) and generously loaned me a book. I picked the nine patch quilt to make for my guest bedroom.

It will eventually be about 60"X60". I am making it slightly smaller than what the pattern calls for because it will be an extra blanket on a full size bed. I also haven't cut the triangles to go around the sides.

I have a question for you all though. Do you think I need to add another goldish color that is between the light gold and the medium golds? I had one in my hands and then put it back. Now I am thinking I need it.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Sackville First

I'm hosting my first sewing night tonight. There could be just me and one other person,.. or maybe as many as 6. I'm not sure yet. Either way, it's making me think of you lovely ladies and how much I miss you!

In honour of its Edmonton roots, Sackville Sewing Night's first project will be box bags :) Hopefully I'll have some photos to share. If nothing else, I'll put a dent in my Christmas to-do list!



ps. Quilt was a hit! Babe is adorable. I want one. Tyson is in trouble. Over and out.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Soooo close!

As many of you know, during craftcation 2010 I started my first quilt. I wanted to put together something relatively simple and small for my first quilting project and I thought a baby quilt for Tyson's expecting sister might be just the ticket!

That was in April.
It is now November. (gasp).

Our newest niece, Sarah Catherine Rogers, arrived at 7 pm on October 29 and her quilt is still not ready, BUT I have made some significant advancements in the past week, and I'm hoping that everything will be completed by the time we finally meet her this Saturday!

Here is the photo I took just after craftcation. I sent this to Kim while she was in Singapore:

And here it is as Linnea and I made the sandwhich,.... (miss you, L)

And here are a couple of shots of it all quilted together!!!!

Only the binding remains!!! whooohooo!!

Will post photo of babe and finished quilt after this weekend :)