Friday, September 24, 2010

Shenandoah Fiber Festival

Heading out to Berryville, VA for "fibery goodness" as Meghan puts it!!! I am sooo looking forward to this. I have not been in fiber overload since May!. I scoured the vendor list and discovered there is one there that also has "Quilt" in it. Can't see what they have. I hope it's a little of everything. I am quite sure I will have more to write and tweet about when I return home. I will take pics of my purchase.

Much more to come.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Not Much Going On

Didn't post on Saturday, 9/11. Just an entry to update those who follow. My work week was only three days, however, it felt longer than that I must say. I did get some of my "garage" knitting done. Garage knitting you may ask? I get about 20-30 minutes of knitting in while sitting in my car. I arrive at work, usually an hour before I need to be there. This is my early morning quiet time before my day begins. I am continuing to knit on "my secret" projects. I only have one more to go until I am finished.

Spinning: I haven't done any spinning this week. I still have to spin to complete yarn needed for my crochet border on my shawl. Maybe my spinning mojo will return soon.

Quilting: Ahh, quilting? Well, I am putting borders on a top in which I used a Moda jelly roll fabrics to piece. The border is solid and pieced. Photo of WIP to come. I am practicing my free motion quilting on small quilt sandwiches. Trying not to pull out the Handi Quilter. It takes time to set the system up. Since I don't have a dedicated room for it to remain up, it's not beneficial to me to set it up. So therefore, I am trying to become comfortable with free motion quilting. My projects are usually not bigger than lap size, especially know.

I did catch the latest episode of "The Quilted Cupcake" and hope to join her in her endeavors with her charity efforts. I have to post to her blog about my plans to participate.

Until next time.......

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Progress

It's Labor Day weekend, time to chat about my progress or lack there of. Well not too much is going on. Oh yeah, I did buy myself a new laptop, MacBook Pro! I feel a ever so slight potential start of a new podcast. Hmmm, thinking hard about it. Once I get comfortable with my new toy. You see, I have been a "PC" girl the entire time. I also have to admit there is a little learning curve. Back to topic, I have been on leave for the past week and here's what I have accomplished.

Knitting/Spinning: My Lazy Daisy Mosswood shawl is 90% complete using my handspun. The pattern, Lazy Daisy Shawlette by OrangeFlowerThe finishing calls for a crochet border. I am in the process of spinning for "said" border. Just a little bit more on bobbin #2, then I can ply. Hopefully I will finish my shawl this week. Also on the needles-"Cornrow Socks" by Preita Salyer, a cuff down pattern.


I machine quilted my small basket quilt. My attempt at "free motion" quilting needs a lotta of practice, however, for me-it's not too bad. I will say, I wouldn't give it to anyone as a gift. I'll keep practicing my free motion quilting! Practice = improvement. On my design wall are blocks, that I have arranged for the "Spiral Stripes" quilt from the book, Jelly Roll Quilts. I'll take a second look, after a good nights sleep, to be sure that I like the arrangement of the blocks.

So until next week, for me, it's Just Fiber and Quilts.