Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Free Piecing Study January Bird for Me

In case you were all wondering how to take an amazing photo like I just did.The trick is to...

how to take a nice photo

...push all the stuff covering the table into a big pile so you have room to set your block down. :P

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

To celebrate I'll show you the Love in NYC quilt I made a few years ago.

Love in NYC- Finished

I'd show you the snazzy new Valentine's things I made this year, but I didn't. Am I the only one who only gets the urge to make something for the upcomming holiday on the actual day of said holiday? Must get better at that. I may still make some Valentine's placemats. We will see.

Since my last post I've been making quite a few things.

Two baby quilt comissions.

Baby Quilt order Boy Baby Quilt Order Girl

These make lovely handmade gifts even if you didn't make it yourself. If anyone is interested in getting a quilt made, please contact me.

I've also been working on getting up to date on the block groups I'm in. Only two groups, but it's really easy to get behind schedule. I'm trying to start the year on time!

Bee FF for Laura. She wanted a romantic look to her blocks.

Bee FF January for Laura Block 1

Bee FF January for Laura Block 2

This is also for Laura. We are partners in Sarah and Molly's Free Piecing Study. One of the January blocks is a Log Cabin House. I still need to make a heart block and a mondo bird.

Free Piecing - Log Cabin House for Laura

Knitting has also been occupying a lot of my time. I'm in a sock knitting group with my local shop. It's called Pull Up Your Socks. We are aiming to each make 6 pairs in a year. 1 per month. I'm trying to finish at least a pair per month, but unofficially of course.

These are my December/January Socks

Garter Rib Socks

I also made some zombies.

Tiny Zombies

and a Gnomey for my man. His request.

a gnome in the hand

The patterns for these are from Mochimochi Land. Her stuff is amazing!

I'm going to try and blog more. My Ottawa buddies are giving me a hard time because I don't blog as much. I will admit that lately I've been struggling with blogging. Mostly because I feel like the blogging world is so saturated right now. And it is very hard to compete with all the giveaways and quilt-alongs. What's a girl to do? I'm in no way fishing for comments, but I wonder who's out there reading?

So here's my PSA (public service announcement) If you read a blog, but tend to lurk instead of commenting. Why not comment. Let the person writing know they are not alone. And who know's you might just make some new friends.

Take care friends. Till next time.