I am not a summer person, nor a hot weather person, so when the weatherman predicted rain and cooler temps I cried. It's been a long hot summer and I was more than ready for it to vamoose. I love the rain, and fall, and cool weather. I love the activities we do in the fall and through the spring.Things like read books! A friend from ravelry sent us this book. I think we've read it 10 times. What a fun book! The art work is amazing too.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
The sewing machine that is. I think I've finished all the sewing I'm going to do for the swap packages and a bit of fall sewing for our table as well. Just a few simple table runners. Quilting at it's simplest. Cleaning out the bits of pieces of fabric as well.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
It's that time again over in the IBK group on ravelry. Time for the Advent Swap. I think it's been going about 5 years now? I almost didn't join in the fun this year. It's a time commitment and I always seem to be late and you can choose to spend a bit. After the sign ups were closed I lamented in the group that I'd missed them and Mel, the hostess with the mostess, offered to squeeze me in. I couldn't refuse. It's a secret swap and I don't think my swap partner reads my blog anyway so I'm sharing a few things I've made for it. There are 25 things to be included and a list. Some are must includes and some are open to interpretation. For example, on one day you must include something red. I haven't decided if these are for the red day, the "include something Christmasy" day, or even the white day.We had to include a project bag, made or bought. I'm going with almost all made from stash this year since finances are tight. I've had this fabric for about 8 years. I bought it in a quilt shop in Joseph when we were camping at Wallowa Lake. I originally made a granddaughter an outfit out of it but it was not well received. It was too bright in the opinion of the parents. So it's been sitting. I loved it and it was an "aha" moment when I pulled it out and decided to make it into a project bag for me so I could look at it often. There was enough for two project bags. I hope my swap partner likes it.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
It's over. Summer vacation is over. I feel like crying. There has been a noticeable absence from this blog because the summer was packed. That is as it should be. There was also a noticeable absence from sewing, knitting, crocheting, or any other handcrafts. That isn't as it should be but it is what is. When there are children here almost everyday and as many as 7 of them, there is no time for sittin' and knittin'. I did miss sitting in the yard and doing that though. Our yard is secluded, shady, and perfect on even the hottest days to sit and enjoy. Ahhh, well, the kids are only young once. I did sit in the yard but more as a peace keeper with the sprinkler and hoses going. As I said the summer was packed. Below are a few of our adventures:Trips to the local water park
Time for napping