Friday, February 28, 2014

On the Needles February 28,2014

I haven't done much knitting lately but  I have started this pair of socks.  The pattern is ZigZags by Elaine Anderson.  It is free on Ravelry.  I started this pattern once before but ripped it our since the leg portion is larger and looser then I like.  I am making this pair for a friend who needs the extra room.  The yarn is but Opal.  The pattern is pretty easy and the pattern shows up well in this yarn.

Laundry day earlier this week.  So many socks, so little time left before it gets too hot for socks!

Check out the other needle projects at Patchwork Times.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Design Wall Monday February 24, 2014

This is going to be a mug rug for a swap with Quilting Gallery and Mishka's Playground.   The theme was celebrating the Winter Olympics.  This little cutie is supposed to look like one of those Russian Nesting dolls.  She still needs a heart (in her tummy) and she needs to be fastened down and quilted as well.

The second swap mug rug is a winter peace dove.

This needs to be fused in place and a stem embroidered between the beak and the leaves.

The deadline for mailing is March 3rd so even though I feel behind, I know I will easily finish by that date.  However, my swap partner lives in Washington and she is ready to swap-so there is a little pressure!

I hope you have all checked out the Traveling Stash Box which I mentioned in this blog yesterday.  Get your name on the list and you could be the next lucky winner.

Take some time to review the other design walls at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stash report

I have been negligent about posting lately and I want to change that.  I have been pretty good about not adding to my stash!

I attended the quilt show last month in Tucson with friends.  We took a bus from one of the local shops from Phoenix.  It was great fun, there were snacks and contests and prizes and none of us had to drive.  The show was wonderful and those lassies not only know how to quilt but they also know how to put on a show.  I won a FQ on the trip home and I also received a free FQ at a shop we stopped at.

I am currently working on a mug rug swap sponsored by the Quilting  Gallery and Mishka's Playground.  The rugs are based on a set pattern and the theme is this years Winter Olympics.  I am a little behind but hope to have completed enough to post for design wall tomorrow.

I had some Arizona State fabric in my stash and I wanted another Arizona fabric to include in the mug rug.  I purchased a yard of fabric with saguaro cactus and Native American symbols.  I also found a batik that had Thunderbird symbols on it, so I purchased some to send with the mug rug as a bonus.

So I have added 2 yards to my stash this year and I have not used any-I can only improve from here.

I wanted to remind you about the Traveling Stash Box as well.  It is currently in the hands of the Cynical Quilter and she is looking for someone else to pass it on to.  Check out her blog.

Check out the other stash reports at Patchwork Times too.