Sunday Stitches 10-9-11
Sunday afternoon: chores are done (including a pile of clothes and stuff to Goodwill), hardware store trip is complete (new lighting for above my quilting machine), grocery list is made and Jon has been sent to hunt/gather (he’s a champ!)
What else have I been up to this weekend? Friday night was a Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Sew-in. My dear friend Katie (of Sew Katie Did) posted some great pictures. I’ll add these simply because they make me smile. I love how engaged everybody is ~ it’s always like this. A warm, supportive, creative group of quilters that I’m so proud to be a part of.
I finished the last few blocks for a square-in-a-square quilt. Just the trimming left to do and I can put these together. Easy!
With Lady Eleanor off the needles (and in the growing finishing pile – eep!), I was thrilled to have my yarn arrive from Ethereal Fibers on Thursday.
As promised, I immediately cast-on a pair of fingerless mitts. It knits like a dream! The pattern is Winter Birches (from Lisa Dykstra), designed in a beautiful cream/grey colorway. But with the spooky/horn of plenty season upon us, I thought the “Vintage Halloween” yarn from Kellee was perfect. I’m calling them Harvest Sunset, and when I finish them (hopefully by tomorrow), I don’t intend to take them off until Thanksgiving.
So what’s up next? As soon as I push “publish” on this post, I’m diving into some bee blocks I’ll share with you tomorrow. And Tuesday? That’s reserved for the weekly Pin-did Challenge.
Amanda (of The Modern Marigold) put out this challenge for those of us with Pinterest addictions: DO something! Every week. From your boards, or someone else’s or just something in general. Brilliant, I thought. So every Tuesday is a Pin-did post. I can’t wait to see what everybody is working on.
And that’s just a bit of the mischief planned for this week! What about you?