Sunday, October 26, 2014

WEEK-ENDING





oh  sunday your time ticks away too fast. 
spent the morning enjoying a friends company, eating quiche, sipping on two of the best made chai's in northern colorado and of course knitting! working on several projects all at the same time..that is just the way i like to roll.
the fall weather here is AMAZING, warm, a bit breezy today with leaves floating/swirling down from their 6 month perch on the trees. crunching through colorful crisp leaves on a walk is one of those lovely simple life pleasures to savior.
i have hopes of working on the hexi quilt today. i had high hopes of putting buttons on 2 custom made shirts but..... 
early last week i took my machine in to have serviced, picked it up in a very timely fashion only to pull it out last night to use and NO foot pedal or cord. such disappointment since the shop is not opened on the weekend.
and this is why i own several machines....i couldn’t stand to be without a working sewing machine!
enjoy your sunday!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A FEW FINISHES





i am sewing and knitting...a lot, a real lot and loving every minute. surprising even myself i am finding making garments is extremely relaxing to this lady. am enjoying figuring out the patterns and hearing that wonderful  sewing machine humming along. the bernia i use to put button holes on broke. .ugh.
so off to the repair man and the machine was back in my hands in 4 days, fixed and ready to work this weekend.
finished projects:
baby pants- such a fun knit to use yarn in my stash. who they are for, not sure. today i am going to get a container to store completed knits. i have a draw full that is having trouble closing, oh yeah.
i cut and had this cute tunic completely sewed with finished seams in 3 hours. a must sew and versatile 
garment. wear as a dress in summer and layer it with a tee and leggings or jeans in cooler weather.
negroni shirt by colette for one of my two men. colette patterns are amazing, the instructions are clear with some very cool techniques and lots of the so important to me, pictures. yes i am a visual pattern reader! 
i look forward to weekends so i can hide in the afternoon in my sewing cave. hard to call it a sewing studio since only i can fit in it, { a one person room and maybe a small dog or two}.
i turn on a movie i have seen a thousand times for back round noise, can’t loose valuable sewing time to actually watch a movie. i am so enjoying spending time making garments for family and friends, spending time thinking about the loved one the project will most likely be gifted too. bringing past cherished memories forward about said recipient. yes, memories are a gift to mom’s that continue to love sewing for their adult family members.

Friday, October 24, 2014

FALL and FALL KNITS









fall is by far my favorite season, always has been ever since i realized as a child that their is four unique, different seasons. growing up in Chicago i experienced four definite distinct full seasons, not like colorado where spring gets mixed up with winter as does fall, though fall most likely will mix to much with summer! 80 degrees tomorrow...uhem. dressing appropriately for going out the door in the morning is one outfit and coming home is totally a different outfit. layers is the only way to dress for Colorado fall weather...be prepared for anything.
not quite warm enough for wool socks but the perfect time to be knitting wool socks. the first pair is yarn “ socks that rocks”. love knitting with this yarn, feels great running through my fingers and knits up a beautiful fabric. also the colors are bright and sunny. 
the second pair { brown } are very wooly, out of stash, so no ideas regarding the yarn, etc,etc.
i am finding it is getting difficult for me to see dark colors and it is mandatory that any dark yarns i have to knit on light colored needles. oh this growing old.........
 so, off i go to knit more socks, for whom i do not know, but so enjoy knitting on the back porch with all the fall colors surrounding me. 
and yes, i am harvesting beets! the joy and wonder of gardening. this is very late to still be harvesting anything from the garden, but like i said it has been a warm fall.

Monday, October 13, 2014

BABY QUILT and FARM ANIMALS






hello! this morning it is a cool 32 degrees. i believe winter is on it’s way for sure. yesterday  was a blustery day with winds blowing 20 mph, golden leaves swirling all around...a day to be savored for sure. before all this lovely fall weather blew in, i spent a couple of hours at a pumpkin patch with my new best friend emily, ( she is 4 years old). we picked out pumpkins and visited the farm animals. it is so fun to watch life through a 4 year old, and boy are they busy!
finished the blue quilt for a co-worker who had a beautiful baby boy named carter. how smart of her to name her son a name she will never have to label his clothes..Carter!
i realized quilting this quilt, that when i quilt it so heavily it is hard to keep it 100% square. when i washed the quilt it feels like heaven but is more caddywampous  then imaginable. uhem. but still a lovely gift for a special little boy. 
hope your weekend was filled with fun, friends and family.

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