Monday, January 31, 2011

Another Marinating Project Resurfaces

Back in the fall of 2007 I started another quilt using Tonya's letters - a quilt of all the places I've lived. I've posted some photos before, but here is the latest place name:

Sunday, January 30, 2011

One of My Favorite Bloggers...

A friend passed on a blogging award to me this week (she's also having a give-away to celebrate two years of blogging), and I thought I would use the chance to mention two of my very favorite bloggers who have recently published books! I was very excited to receive both in the mail this week and am using the occasion to finally get back to sewing again! I'll dedicate a post to each of them this week.

Tonya was one of the very first bloggers I "met" online back in 2006. We even had the chance to meet in person in Paris in 2008! I joined one of her very first online classes, and receiving her book this week inspired me to return to one of the projects I started in that class in the fall of 2007. That's a long time to let something marinate, and I might do things differently now (like using a bit more contrast between the background and the letters or leaving out the really dark green letters), but I'm happy with the finished top and binding (below). I hope to have it basted very soon.

As always, thanks Tonya and everyone else whose use of Tonya's unruly letters have inspired me over the past few years.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I'd been hoping to have some quilted content to post, but in keeping with the second resolution (blogging more), here are some projects made with yarn scraps - to inspire the use of fabric scraps in the near future!

The first photo is a great crocheted oven mitt I received from a friend for my birthday! The second is a pair of slippers made as a belated holiday gift.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


I've been very absent here lately, but two of my New Year's resolutions are to sew more and to blog more! Knitting has really distracted me over the past months - it really is easier to do when traveling, but I'm excited to start the new year with some sewing projects! (I hope you like the design of the blog, too!)

I only finished one sewing project for a Christmas gift and will post that soon. You can see some of the knitted gifts I gave here.

I received some crafty gifts - an apron from African fabric, a crocheted elf, knitted Latvian mittens, and knitted hedgehog slippers!!

I also received supplies for future crafting, including the fabric and yarn pictured below.

Happy 2011 to you all!!