Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter, and an exciting update

My good intentions of keeping my blog current has fallen to the wayside.  I've been waiting to get my camera fixed, as a blog without photos just isn't as exciting.  Hopefully it won't be too much longer.

I've been keeping myself very busy, because...wait for it...I'm going to be an Omi!! My little grand-daughter is due to make her debut mid-August.  All my current projects are on hold, and I have to work really hard on focusing, as my creative mind is going a mile a minute.

I've begun knitting a little jacket, in fine white baby wool, from an old, old pattern (here is where my camera would have come in handy).
I've also knitted a pair of pink Mary Jane shoes (which I did when I first found out about the pregnancy).  I had a feeling all along that it would be a little girl).

I've crocheted not one, but 2 little blankets--one is light and lacy for the summer, and the other is a heavier, more solid shell-stitch for the fall.

I want to sew some little dresses and a couple of baby sleeper/bags, and I have a simple scrap quilt on the go.

As for cross-stitch, I still haven't decided which wall hanging I will do.  But I can't wait to begin stitching!

It's looking to be an exciting Spring and Summer!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


It's absolutely frigid outside, today.  -47C with windchill (that's -52.6 F).
It wouldn't be ridiculous if I were a polar bear, but while I have adapted some bearish characteristics (tell me it's not only me who fattens up a bit through winter), and I do tend to hibernate in the cold months, last time I looked--no fur.

What does any of this have to do with stitching?  Well, what better time to cozy up with a new pattern, and start stitching a spring piece.  That's what I'll do today.  Maybe find a Paula Vaughan pattern--quilts and flowers.

I love where my mind wanders, while I stitch.
I will dream of warmer days.