Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

Progress, seems to be my theme word so far this year, only one tote bag finished so far.

So here we go with more progress!

a secret knitting project, trying to branch out beyond, hats, socks and mitts.

But socks will not be left out by any means so I have been on the lookout for a pattern for this super cool yarn. It needed to have enough of a pattern to not be boring but not so much to be lost in colorful yarn, so Jaywalker from Ravelry it is. As my friend said, the yarn needs to be the star! I am going to a conference this weekend so I wanted some socks cast on to work on while I listen to the speaker. The secret project is more complex and needs all my attention so I will set it aside for a few days in favour of some new socks. 

Slow steady progress on Rosette three, almost a full month behind now, but not too worried about it, just enjoying the process. 

This scrappy project continues to be the main focus of any machine time lately,

only those four strip sets left and I can start assembly, yah!
I tried to work on my Chandelier quilt-a-long last weekend but I need to sit down with it for a bit and figure out what my thought process was when I cut it out, because it isn't making much sense at the moment. 

I realize now that I have forgotten to upload the picture of my second Arcadia Avenue block completed, so will be sure to include that with the next post. 

Linking up with 
Work in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh

So glad blogger automatically saves drafts, just sayin! and this post is brought to you by the word "so" LOL!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Finish it Up Friday

Once I got my my February Millefiore
rosette finished, I was happy to quickly finish up a couple of knitting projects.

My Stranded Colourwork mittens, not perfect but for a first attempt I have to say I am pretty proud!
And they are oh so soft and warm.

Finished these socks just in time for my niece to head over to Australian "winter".

Half way through the next Arcadia Avenue block, "Peacock Feathers". I am really enjoying this project so far. 

My March Rosette all prepped and ready to sew, this one took an extra long time as many of the pieces were fussy cut.

My girl and I are really happy to be enjoying a beautiful early spring this year! We love to sit (lay) in the sun and soak up the rays. My boy dog is not a sun lover so he is out the shot in the shade. Those Colourwork mittens will be tucked away for next winter!

Bikes were out on the path on March 30th, my biking buddy and I were in our glory! 
I am headed out to enjoy another ride with her as soon as I am done here!!

Linking up with 

Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Oh What a Busy Day (weeks!)

My life has been so crazy of late that this little title has been repeating itself in my head. 

When my kids were little this was one their favourite books, 
wait until they find out it is considered by some as vintage! HAHA! It was published in 1976 and my kids not long after that. It was re-released in 2010 so a whole new generation can enjoy it.

My busy-ness mainly consists of too much work for this supposed to be retired gal. I hope by the end of next week all will be back to health and from holiday and I can get back to a more retired pace.

I have been able to slowly progress on a few projects, just have the toe decrease left on this pair of socks. I am eager to move on to a new(ish) knitting project.

March's Rosette has suffered the most neglect unfortunately, but that said, it has a LOT of fussy cutting. 

April's pattern was released last night, but my paper pieces haven't arrived yet, it may go a little more quickly, not so many tiny bits.

The scrappy strip quilt really needs to be at the top of the list but it entails actually getting time to sit at the machine, but this quilt has a deadline!!!

The Chandelier quilt along has popped up as my APQ UFO challenge piece for April. I have only just started week two but all those HST are pressed and trimmed, there is a lot of sewing to be done to get to week three!

Oh and I forgot to snap a photo but Arcadia Avenue March block is sitting awaiting my attention too!!!!

Friday is a holiday, hubby will be off skiing so after church it will be all about sewing for the rest of day (unless of course the sun entices me outside!)

Linking up today with 
WIP Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh
Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts
Crafting Comment Karma at Prairie Sewn Studios