Monthly Archives: January 2009

Current: Work in Progress

I am not sure where I’m going with this.

The only project I’ve ever foundation pieced before was this. I really enjoyed the technique and felt liberated by the options. For the piece above I used mostly scraps from this project. I think it has quilt potential but it’s a little busy for my taste. Maybe I’ll quiet it down with some solids.

I’m in the market for a new machine. Mine is fine for simple piecing but when I get it going full-throttle for quilting, you’d think you were in an airport (which makes quilting during baby-naps almost impossible). I’d love to hear your thoughts on machine likes/dislikes – please.

Additional gratitious photo to demonstrate how difficult it is to get a good picture of a quilt around here:

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A Stack of Sweaters

These are all sweaters I knit for Jake that don’t fit him any more. And they’re not the only ones. Quinn has at least three or four more years before he’ll be wearing any of them. So you’d think I could manage to finish one or two for him to wear in the interim. But don’t seem to be able to. I knit quite a bit while I was pregnant and he had some adorable baby sweaters during the first year (if I do say so myself) but not one still fits him and I’ve lost my drive. I’ve got both fronts, a back and one sleeve finished on a cardigan I started for him at Thanksgiving. The pathetic thing languishes in my knitting bag, carried from room to room and in and out of the car, never seeing the light of day.

I’ve spent some time organizing the photos section of my site where you can see many of these sweaters and more. Most of them were pre-blogging days but I remember yarns and patterns compulsively so if you want  information about any of them, just ask. While organizing these it occurred to me how much more I knit and sewed when I had one child in school and no baby at home!

Sick Day

No one ever got out of their pajamas today.

I wish I could say that it was all snuggles and movies all day but not so much. Jake is a grump when he’s sick and Quinn just begs him for attention to no end.

And they’re calling for snow tonight. So it looks like more of the same tomorrow.