golden afternoon quilt

I’m doing my best to keep my priorities intact.  I miss this space and thought a quilt finish was just the excuse to get back here.

golden-afternoon-quilt

I had to go back through my instagram feed to see how long this quilt top sat finished before I had it quilted.  It was almost a year.  I can’t believe I let it sit for that long.

golden-afternoon-quilt-detailIt was long arm quilted with swirls in a turquoise thread.  I love everything about this quilt.  The fabric is Jeni’s Dreaming Vintage line.  I’m generally not one to go for warm colors but I love how all of these colors look together.  It’s such a happy group of prints.  The pattern is Golden Afternoon, also by Jeni.  I bound the quilt with two shades of green and backed it with a sewing machine print that coordinates in the very best way.

golden-afternoon-quilt-backI’m keeping this quilt for myself.  I’m greedy like that.

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lost time

I miss this space.  I really do.  It’s difficult to make it a priority but at the same time regret not capturing so many moments and projects over the past couple of years.

black knit hat

I finished a hat last week.  The pattern is the simple pleasures hat from purl soho knit with blue sky alpaca royal in antique black.  It is the softest yarn with which I have ever worked.  After I finished it, I thought it would be fun to look back on all of my knitting projects I have done over the years.  Only to realize I hadn’t photographed most of them, let alone posted most of the recent ones.

In October, I made a pair of color block mittens for a friend’s birthday.

color block mittens

I lost my favorite black and white striped mittens last spring so I made myself a new set of mittens in purples and greys.  I adapted a glove pattern to make these.

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I made a couple of hats for myself and for lulu this past fall.  One of lulu’s has already gone through the washer and dryer and on to the trash.  The other was a replacement yarnster since her first stretched to the point it didn’t fit anymore.

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tiny shop update

sunny days caravan tote zipper

I have added a few totes to my shop.  The weather is finally starting to cool down.  Thank goodness for cardigan weather!  It was too hot to ice dye for quite a stretch there.

Hopefully, I will be able to get some new fabric ready to go in the next few weeks.  If there is interest, I was thinking of adding some yardage and bundles of some of my dyed fabric to the shop.

School starts next week so that should free up some time for me to get to work on my project list.  As much as a dread the idea of using an alarm clock again, I’m looking forward to some uninterrupted stitching time.