Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Summer Solstice

The slower pace of summer is finally upon me and with all the rain we have had I have had some time in my sewing room to finish up a few things.

This is my first ever EPP project, but once it got to the boring sew the rows together part it languished. It is my June UFO so I had the motivation to get it out and done. I am just a few borders from that point, hopefully today.

Yesterday I finished up my Swoon Maker's tote, which I started and finished this year!! The most complex bag I have made, but I am pleased to have it done and put to use. It will be my new knitting tote.

During all the rainy days I finally managed to get the binding on my scrappy Sunday Morning quilt.

My new favourite panto.

My lineup of projects for the summer, July and August UFO's, a baby quilt and my contribution to the guild's library project. The theme is boreal forest and the camo looking green is the challenge fabric we all have to use.

We are off camping for a week with hubby still in the boot, but hopefully he can still back the RV into it's spot. Since I am doing the towing we won't go far. I plan to sit and read, knit and work on my Mille EPP project. With a chance of some walks and wine drinking........maybe even at the same time!

Happy Summer!

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Life is Busy

Life has been too busy to blog, but I still managed a few finishes!

Apparently I am quite addicted to the Lumberjack socks! Here is completed pair #3

Picked up this Reverb Shawl kit while visiting the lovely new Knit2 yarn shop in Kamloops. While not perfect, it knit up quickly and once washed and blocked it is a lovely soft, cozy scarf.

I visited family and friends in BC for a week, then brought my sister back with me for a nice long visit. While she was here she did a big dig into my scrap bins and got started on a twisted log cabin.

She also learned how to make raggy quilts by helping me finish up these three totally scrappy ones, to be donated to Ft McMurray fire victims.

We spent lots of time in my sewing room so I managed to get this quilt top finished and ready for the quilter, a second one just needs the outside borders attached and it will be ready to go as well. Once they come back I will sew on some fun button eyes.

During her visit we also had our beautiful young friend graduate and were happy to be there to help her celebrate. 
As you can see hubby remains in the air-cast. We are approaching 7 weeks now and we both hope tomorrow's x-ray says it can come off and life can go back to normal! 

 Our younger sister joined us for a lovely sunny weekend, so we sat outside visiting, knitting, crocheting and drinking a few adult type beverages. 

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