Monday, July 11, 2016

PROJECTS 1,2,3

Happy Monday Morning!  We've finally got us some summer here so I am loving it.
I finished the quilt top for my grand daughter and have blocks cut for the second one. She likes pink so I hope I chose enough for the quilt  : )


I started a slouchy hat for the shop.  This is from the Okanagan Knit Co. in Kelowna and is available on revelry.  She bought the yarn for her sample from my shop, so I thought I would make my sample out of the same Malabrigo yarn


This yarn is so beautiful to work with and shows the texture of the knitting really well.

And, because there is always left over yarn, I started a pair of baby socks


I'm just about at the point of a colour change in the yarn, so the next sock will be different.  Such saturated colours in this Zauberball yarn


Toasty toes for some little guy next winter : )

Happy stitching this week!
Carla

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A GIRLIE QUILT

With the nice long hours of daylight now here, my evenings can involve some constructive play time : )   The other night, I did a fabric pull to see if I could get together enough 'girlie' fabrics to make a quilt for my oldest grand daughter.  Her first quilt is a bit tattered (which I'm happy about)

I started with these



I pulled a couple of fat quarters from a bundle I had never touched, but the rest came from my scraps


I cut the squares 3 1/2" and rectangles 9 1/2" x 3 1/2"


A couple of evenings playing around and this is what I have.  I tried to keep it quite girlie and found things that I know she likes


Horses, frogs, butterflies and pink!  While I was cutting, I made sure to cut extra blocks because I have a feeling her little sister is going to need one too  : )

It feels good to be playing around in my sewing room just for fun. Here's hoping I can stick with it and get it done this week -- the top anyway

Happy stitching!
Carla

Friday, July 1, 2016

METRO AREA MONTH 11

I can hardly believe it but another month has blown by. These were fun blocks to sew mainly I think because of the fabrics : )

It's fitting that on Canada day I was sewing with red and white (sort of)


I really like the fresh look of this block



With our pending postal strike, I hope the blocks get to those of you who are receiving them via snail mail
Fingers crossed  : )

Happy Canada Day !!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY

What a fun day we had : )  Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public day and I was fortunate to be able to host it at my shop.


These were the first to arrive


There was lots of knitting and chatter throughout the day.

The night before, I was getting my nails done and telling the girl about the knitting in public day and she asked if I would like a ball of yarn on one nail.  Well...yes I would !


I also had cupcakes made for the occasion with knitting needles on top


I managed a picture before they were all gobbled up  : )

My only finish for the week is this little veggie hat. I think I'll call it a beet.


What about you?  Did you participate in Knit in Public day?  I'm thinking maybe Kim did  : )

Enjoy your week.

Carla

Monday, June 13, 2016

MONDAY

It's a new week and I am in for a busy one!  I got all my bee blocks sewn this past week so my slate is clear : )

Susan in Australia is getting these words for her Spelling bee quilt
It just so happens they match my current knitting project so I took a picture


I'm pretty happy with my little 'e'


Kerry asked for this 'Yukon' block. She moved to Canada recently from the UK and is making a sort of map quilt.  It will be a pixelated style so she made up her own style of letters and had us follow that


Rene down in Florida gets this 'strawberry kiss' block in blue.  This is a fun block to sew and easy peasy


Finally, these churndash blocks are making their way to my house. I love this block in any way shape or form, so that's what I asked the ladies to make in my Mid Century Modern group. My current favourite colour combo is plum/mustard so some of them have that : )



Enjoy your week

Carla

Sunday, June 5, 2016

METRO AREA 10

June 5!   Here we are a week into June already.  How are your blocks coming?  This is month number 10 



I have to admit these long skinny points nearly got the best of me : )



loving these little 1" squares.


Enjoy this coming week.  I am really hoping to carve out some sewing time. I have blocks to make for last month yet.  Oh dear.........

Carla

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A 'SWEET' POST

I must be craving sugar.  Right now I am all about the candy colours : )
Remember this 'creamsicle' shawl? Well I finished it and I just love it.  It goes with what's left of my red hair. It's greying fast these days.......



Then the same woman that dyed this yarn, came up with this 'licorice' colour way. I immediately thought of licorice allsorts candy.....


and had to have it in the shop!


Right away I wound a skein and cast on for a pair of fun socks.  I added in a bit of the leftover creamsicle yarn because I really wanted an orange heel


and just like that a heel is born  : )  My candy bag had no blue candies. Wha???

This next combo reminds me of summer sherbet.  I am using two stands of yarn for this shawl. A Malabrigo sock yarn and a silk haze yarn.



It's a real coral colour that my camera just can't capture. Even still, that colour! Delicious.

Enjoy your week end!
Carla