Wednesday, March 27, 2013


It snowed again last night. Are we ever going to see spring? I need some warm weather and sunshine to boost my energy level. Right now I just want to sit around doing nothing.This dreary weather has made me dreary-feeling. I need a pick-me-up.
I have been doing some knitting. I finished a pair of socks, and have a couple more pairs on the needles.
Online Supersocke 6 ply - color Chilly ( to be a christmas present for a granddaughter)

Oldfield Creek Sock Yarn - color Panda

The Loopy Ewe Seasonings Series - color Loopy Lodge
I also finished another pair of mittens
MacAusland's 100% Wool
On the needles, a shawlette/scarf. The pattern is a free one from Ravelry called Pimpelliese, and I am using KnitPicks Stroll Hand-Painted yarn in the color Lullaby
Not a lot going on in the quilting/sewing room, but I did make some string blocks for a swap-bot exchange, a few 6" 1930's blocks, and one more barn block.
String blocks

6" 1930's blocks

Barn block

Sunday, March 17, 2013

On My Needles

Here is what is on my needles this week. I have been having problems with DeQuervain's tendonitis in my wrist, so haven't been able to knit much, but it seems easier to knit with the thicker yarn and larger needles, so I'm trying to stay away from the sock yarn for awhile. Not easy, when I just got 3 new orders of sock yarn, one from Knit Picks, one from Hot Yarns, and one from The Loopy Ewe. All that sock yarn goodness and I can't play with it!
Honeycomb Mittens in progress

Boot socks in progress

 On the sewing front, this is what I made this afternoon. Isn't it cute!

It's Giveaway Day!

Beat the Winter Blues – Quilters’ Blog Hop Party

Today is the first day of the blog hop party being hosted by Michele at QUILTING GALLERY . I know I am ready for winter to be over and spring to arrive! To celebrate the soon-to-be arrival of spring, I have a little giveaway for you. All you need to do is leave me a comment, any old comment will do, but I do love to hear where you're from if you'd like to share. If you would like a second chance at winning, follow my blog, and leave a second comment telling me you are a follower. What am I giving away? How about these 5 fat quarters of Get a Clue With Nancy Drew by Simon & Schuster for Moda Fabrics.

Giveaway will remain open until March 14, and is open to everyone, no matter where in the world you may live. Good luck to you all!

Update: We have a winner! Mr. Random Number Generator has picked the number 123, Cherilyn from Ohio

Hi from Ohio!! Great give away I loved reading Nancy Drew when I was younger! I think it would make an amazing library tote! Thanks for the chance!