Saturday, January 22, 2011

Another U.F.O.

What's a U.F.O.? Unfinished Object. I have two done in the Quilt category. The latest is the one on the fence. It's made of flannel, so it's extra cozy. I started it before we moved here, so that makes around seven years ago. I have over the last six years picked it up and worked on it, but now it's finished!

The flannel is difficult to work with, because it drags on the machine, your clothes, table. I'm liking it though, and I'm very happy it's done. Now on to the next one, and it's having it's challenges too, but I will get through them, and be done soon with it. There is a little gold colored mitten on one of the blue squares, there's a story to that one. A couple of years ago, I was sewing button's on , a way of quilting, and put the quilt aside for a brief time on the sofa. When I came back to work on it, there seem to be some buttons' missing, and with further investigating, I found some buttons had been mysteriously ripped off. I was left with a tier , well who would have done such a deed? No not the prince of all cats. Well not all was lost, a little patch, made to look like a mitten, with a few little buttons will be a reminder of Jr. He thought he was helping me.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sage, Sand and Sunshine

I miss the Sage, Sand and Sunshine on days like today. When it's warm in the spring the snow is gone, but it rains, so the smell of the sage and pines over load your senses. Then when the temps rise even more, the stronger it gets till you can't smell it anymore because your use to it. Then if it rains, you get a new rush of the smells, I love it, but when there's snow you can't smell it at all. So we have had lots of snow. but it's warmed up to around forty degrees, so it's melting and slimy, but I haven't smelled that familiar fragrance I so look forward to, but it will come, the time is just around the corner. So to pass the time I've been sewing, finishing up the quilts I spoke about in the last posting. I made this little bag for a friends Birthday.

This is Helen my Bear


Helen is modeling a head band and a neck warmer I just made. The headband is reversable, a double knit, so it's warm.

Helen is quite the Model is'nt she!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Holly Cow it's January 2011

What has happened to the time? My last blog was I think in Sept! I can remember some things since then, I think. October I'm not to sure about, but I know in November, I was off to my yearly trek to Port Townsend for Knitting Retreat, and it was the best. Then when I got home all inspired,I knit two small but useful shawls
My retreat buddies!
The one on the left is dark, but has beautiful shades of blues and purple, and that one was given as a Christmas gift. The other one is mine, and I love the convenience of it, and the warmth . It's nice to have something to throw over your shoulders on a chilly day. Boy have we been having some chilly days here. Well at Thanksgiving, we were planning on going to the coast, but I became sick with the flu, not the flu, but you could have fooled me, sore throat, ear aches, chills. Yuck, I can hardly stand to mention it. So off to better things, like snow, we got dumped on after turkey day, we have had a total, now this is a guess, of 38in. I know when the snow was still soft and fluffy, it came up over my knees, and I wasn't touching the the ground. Then their was all the preparations for Christmas and I managed to get through that. So off to the Coast again, and had a very nice time, visiting with Family. When I got home, I decided it was time to finish some projects, so I finished my Quilt. I know the picture is dark, but I didn't use the flash, but the colors are Fall like colors, I love it, it's just beautiful. I just remembered, that I had pieced a table top quilt in Oct. and plan on finishing that one next.
Looks like it's going to be a quilting year. Now this Blog is called Knitting in the Methow after all, so I am working on more knitting projects too. So Happy New Year !