Monday, June 22, 2009

I Won Something!

Pretty neat huh? And not just anything, but some beautiful yarn, and enough of it to maybe even make something cool!

I won this from Christine at Pink Petunias during the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day. So, what should I make? I'm thinking some kind of short-sleeved cardigan... have you seen any nice patterns? The yarn is a mohair and silk blend. I have five skeins of it, totaling 500 meters.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Guest Room Wall Hanging

The wall hanging/headboard I'd made for the guest room before just wasn't cutting it for me... the colors seemed way too bright for the room, and didn't work above the quilt that my great-grandma made so many years ago.

So before our guests arrived this weekend, I felt I really needed to make something a little more appropriate for the room.

I love the way this turned out... it's colors are nice and bright, but the tan in between works much better than the pure white did.

And it matches the bedspread perfectly.

Now this room ties together three generations of women's (counting me) needlework.

The pillows on the bed were stitched by my mom's mom, (the quilt was my dad's dad's mom).

And that other wall hanging? I put that into my bedroom, and it works very well on the sage green walls.... when I get around to decorating that room it will be all blue greens to match the crocheted hexagon afghan I made a couple of years ago!! I guess I'll have to post that one when I break it out again for the winter.

Monday, June 8, 2009


This is what I'm working on putting together with my pretty Amy Butler squares... It's going to be a small throw blanket for our living room.

I'm still working on the squares... I think it's going to be 6X5... I'm debating the sashing... I think there will be sashing for sure... I'm not sure of the color (tan or navy).  

I'm very pleased with the way these are coming out... I love seeing all the scraps in the borders, and then the individual fabrics highlighted in the simple squares... I can't wait for it to come together!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Getting things done!

Phew... I'm finally getting a few things done around here... I've pretty much taken the week off from sewing... I did do a bit of cutting, but that's all... 

But now I can cross a couple more things off my to do list!  Woo hoo!  

First off is this little house doorstop... it's actually quite a bit bigger than I think it needs to be, but I think that's okay for now... maybe I'll make another doorstop or two for some of the other doors that keep slamming around here.

This wall hanging has been done for a while, but I didn't have a piece of foam board to mount it on... until yesterday!  So now it's up!  I'd show it over the bed, except for the bed is covered in crafting stuff... and I don't want you to get any bad (though totally true) ideas about my tidiness!  I'm going to have to do another one of these I think... I'm liking these colors for my bedroom and think that the guest room needs something a little less white to go over my great-grandma's feedsack quilt... this one is just a bit too bright.  But I'm happy with the way it turned out other than that!

And I also got caught up with my squares again... and a few ahead... I have forty now!  So as of today, I think that's two ahead... 

And I finally started sewing the blocks together using the beautiful Amy Butler Daisy Chain squares I won from the Fabric Square Shop.   I've had these squares for months now, all cut out, but I keep working on other projects... I'm really excited about this... the squares I've put together are looking so cool!  I'll post about them when I have a few more.  

And I'll also post a picture of what I won on Giveaway Day!  :)  I'm so excited to get the mail!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Giveaway Winner!

Wow!  I can't believe there were 100  comments!  Very exciting!  I loved hearing from everyone and getting to read more about you all on your blogs!  

The only really fair way to choose was a random number generator!! So, the number drawn was.. 


So congratulations to Amanda from My GigglyMonkey!  I'll send you an email soon, and if I don't hear from  you I'll pick another number!!  I hope your mom enjoys the needle holder!  Sounds like she'll put it to good use!  

Please check out the previous post and see if you're interested in playing the Pay It Forward game with me... I need a few more participants!  

And again, thanks for stopping by my blog!!  I promise, I'll post some new craft pictures soon, (hopefully some finished projects even!!)