Friday, June 29, 2012

Anybody out there?

I've been terrible about posting on this blog and commenting on other blogs the last couple of months (or is it years?). Without going into details, let's just say my life is very, very crazy and I feel totally out of control on a regular basis.  But...I'm trying to focus and time manage and all the things that will make it better.

So it's with a bit of trepidation that I say, "I'm back".

Part of getting it all back together is sorting and clearing out some of the "stuff" I have around.
There will be a couple of giveaways in the next few weeks.

Up today:
Bright Scraps
Bright scraps from the making of my Rainbow Jane quilt.
These scraps weigh about a pound, which means it's around 3 yards worth of scraps.

How to enter:
1. Leave a comment over here telling me what you'd do with these little scraps for one entry.
2. Post about the giveaway on your blog, if you have one, then come back here and leave another comment telling me you did so, with a link to your post, for a second entry.

This is a quick giveaway.
Comments will close at 7am PDT on Monday July 2nd and I will draw the winner soon after that.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ready to Sew

Yesterday I un-buried Jo from the papers she's been hidden under. Today I plan to get some sewing done. It's been almost two months since I last touched her!

Ready to Sew

I think I found my preferred method for joing the granny squares. (See the sunshine on the table? Yay!)
Granny Squares
This is the "join as you go" method. I love the idea of completing the blanket as I'm making the squares.
A little blocking will probably still be needed, but at least there's no bubbling.
Granny Squares

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Granny squares have had a resurgence lately and I decided to jump on the bandwagon.
Thank you Pinterest.
It's not like I have better things to do or anything...
Granny Squares
I made 16 squares and then decided to try putting them together.
I REALLY want to crochet these together, not whip stitch them.

The first method I tried involves basically slip stitching the squares together.
(This is the back.)
Granny Squares
I think my slip stitches are way too tight because my little 16 square section is very crooked and the squares are bulging.
Granny Squares

Next up, I'm going to try joining the squares as I go.  I'm excited about this one.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Dreary Day

It's another miserable, rainy Seattle day. Where is summer?????
At least the fabric on my cutting table is sunny and happy.
(Fabric: Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater for Moda - on sale $8.93/yd)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Something to Make you Smile

Just had to share the cuteness.
Don't these just bring a smile to your face?
(Fabric: Now We're Going Places from Timeless Treasures)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012