Wednesday, August 31, 2011

To Knit or Sew?...

That is the question.  The next few days are pretty low key, and with Prince Charles back at college my nest is empty, so I should be able to do both!

I am teaching 2 classes at our LYS and I am trying to get my samples knit.  Maybe I'll have one done today.
In my sewing room I have had a lot of fun this summer.

I've kept up with my yo-yos for Penny's {from Sewtakeahike} Yo-Yo Along.  The girls from my Iowa quilting group and some of the Rockin' Bobbins gave me their red, white & blue 30's "scraps".  They were VERY generous!  {XOXO girls!}  I have completed 651 yo-yos.

See that basket in the back of the picture?  I bought that little gem when I went to Shipshewanna this summer with Mary, Julie and Jeanne {Skinny Sister}.  My friend Theresa bought one a couple years back and I have had honest to goodness basket envy since that time.  The basket is handmade locally and signed.  It is on a lazy Susan and the inside is divided into sections.  I like to keep my smallish rulers in the center, and my rotary cutter and scissors in another section.  I almost feel organized!

I have kept up with my Rockin Bobbin Scrappity-Do-Dah exchange blocks.  We meet tomorrow night with our last 5 sets of 13 blocks.

I started putting my blocks together and I have decided to keep making blocks to make my quilt bigger. 

I have sort of  kept up with Karen's Summer Bow Tie Quilt Along.  I might be a week behind.   

My tumbler quilt made of 30's prints is sewn together in strips.  I need to cut a few more tumblers for the border.     

I want to finish a project before I cut into this...

I ordered 2 BOLTS of Bella Solid from Anna's store.  Anna, of Thimbleanna fame, sells Bella Solids by the bolt and you can get yourself some here.  Fabric by the bolt brings sheer elation.  I purchased the Kumari Garden fat quarter pack from the Fat Quarter Shop when it was on sale a month or so ago. 

I'd better sign off and get my 10,000 steps in for today.  I hit my goal of 310,000 steps for the month of August yesterday.  I can't believe September arrives tomorrow!

I hope you get time today to do the things you love.


ZvilleJane said...

Beautiful work! Apparently basket envy is a contagious condition. Now I want one.

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for the shout out Ms. Anne! Looks like you're keeping busy -- I can't wait to see your projects. And whatcha gonna do with that pretty pink? I have to say it was hard for me to let that bolt go!

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