Sunday, January 22, 2012

{not so} heart-shaped whoopee pies

My daughter and I decided to bake today. We thought we'ld get in the Valentines day mood...

{not so} heart-shaped whoopee pies
... so we made these whoopee pies that seem to be all the rage. They aren't very heart-shaped but they are tasty!

Meanwhile, I have been making these swoon blocks with
swoon-along button
gals. The first one is for Bek for the Aqua and Red bee
Swoon block for Bek

The next one is just for fun. I think it will become a centerpiece for my kitchen table once it's all quilted because this block is huge!!
Prince Charming Swoon block

Happy Sewing, knitting, cooking ~ whatever!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

When not sewing....

When I'm not sewing, I'm most likely knitting. I have been doing a lot of knitting since the winter started - it seems appropriate for cold evenings by the fire.

This winter I have managed to finish
Brooklyn Tweeds Ashby shawl
Ashby Finished

A Cladonia shawl
Cladonia shawl

A couple of Hannoki cowls
Steam Age Hannoki cowlVanilla bean cowl

And of course I had to make a Multnomah 'cuz I live just south of there
Multnomah shawl

Miss Imogen for Mom
Imogen Cowl

MadTosh’s Embers cowl

And a few other odds and ends.
Bachelor-bound Snowtracks finished
Daybreak in Shibui
Spectrum scarf

If you are on Ravelry, please join me! Happy Knitting!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Some cozy sewing


As we embark upon the snowy slopes of Mt Bachelor in search of endless powder and hopefully some fun turns, it's still awfully chilly outside ~ So I thought some coziness was in order.

I have been collecting these fun flannel prints for a few weeks and was inspired to dress up the pillows with fun pillowcases by Miss Katy's blogpost (I'm a ginger Monkey) just prior to Christmas.  You just can't help but smile when you see a fun pillow like this.

I debuted them for my kids as we left for the Mountain Passes, our car piled high with gear.  Usually they aren't too inspired by new pillowcases but these were an exception.  They were commenting on how soft these were and kept showing them off.   So all in all, a big hit! 


Thanks for the inspiration Katy! Happy Sewing Everyone!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SWAP season

It's that time of year again when I get heavily involved in Flickr Swaps.  Why? 'Cuz it's just darned fun that's why.  I am currently working on the Potholder Pass (a new swap for me).  I figured this was the size of project that wouldln't be too daunting for a busy schedule.  I'm signed up for a spring themed potholder set.  Hmmm now to figure out what to make my partner...
PP10 inspiration

This swap is soon to be followed by the Pillow Talk Swap round 7.  PTS is always fun and inspirational and you just never know what people will come up with - but whatever it is, it's sure to be incredible! 
Shiny Happy Pillow colors

You may notice some similarities between those mosaics.  I guess i'm feeling the need for bright cheery colors as the rain comes down in buckets and threatens to flood our little valley.

Now off to figure out what to make for my partner...
Happy Sewing!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy 2012 Everyone! I've been neglecting the blog recently due to lots of knitting taking the place of my sewing.

But for a new year, I've started a new quilt.

Sunshiney and happy to brighten up those rainy January days:

Here is the progress so far ~ all the blocks are done and now also assembled. Hopefully it will be sandwiched and quilted soon. I'm using the Retro Flowers Quilt Pattern from Christina (the Sometimes Crafter).  I just love the retro look of these quilt blocks.

That's all for today my friends ~ Happy Sewing!