Sunday, February 28, 2010


So I have mentioned that while I am sidelined with this knee, I have been doing a little knitting.

What fun! I finished my fingerless gloves and a baby hat for a coworker's new grandson. Hopefully it will still fit him! Isn't it cute? I didn't have a baby to show it off on, so I had to improvise.

The pattern is from the booklet called "The second little Sublime hand knit book".

Next up is a scarf that I started before the holidays and it ended up in the basket gathering knots. How is it that when you put a project away, it doesn't move but manages to have knots when you start to work on it again? This scarf is a lit of fun- the pattern is in four rows- you use two different yarns and you work one one, then go back to the beginning, work the row across again with the second yarn, then turn it over and work the other way. I got the pattern at a wonderful shop called
The Village Sheep when I bought the yarn. Not sure the picture does it justice; it really is lovely.

When I get a little more mobile, I will start on my butterfly quilts. Right now I am working a some drawings.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Happy quilting!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


A while back a friend of mine and I visited the butterfly museum in MA. And I took a ton of photos! I have always meant to create some quilts from these photos, but I have held back. Probably due to that inner voice that told me- you can't do this. You don't know how. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

Basically, the idea of creating these quilts gave me butterflies!

So while I have been stuck here,unable to sew for a while, I have been cruising the web. And getting inspired while looking at other creative people's blogs and websites. And, lucky for me, Grace Howes of RedBarn Studios has given me a gentle push in the right direction!

So, I have decided to ignore the "bad" inner voice and listen to my little engine that could voice:
I think I can, I think I can!

Happy quilting!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


So, I have been a little down the last few days as it seems that my progress from this knee surgery has been going backwards not forwards. I won't share all the ugly details, but I have decided to redirect the negative and try to look for the positive.

Back to the "take the hit as a gift".

So in that spirit, I am working to finish a pair of fingerless mittens I had started months ago but never got around to completing. Here is the first one, and the second one is very close to being done.
Next, I am going to work on a baby hat. But I also can work on designs- I can't sew yet, but I can draw and play in EQ so I guess I might as well get going!
So enjoy this beautiful day ( at least it is beautiful here!) and get outside if you are lucky enough to be able to do that.
Happy quilting

Friday, February 19, 2010

Knee Surgery

Boy was I wrong!
I thought that after I had my knee surgery, I would be able to get some sewing in. But this has been a little tougher than I thought it would be, so I am reduced to looking at other blogs and seeing what others are sewing.

And that has been fun! Just not quite the same.

Hopefully, I will get to that plateau soon where I can sit at the sewing machine, keeping my leg elevated, of course! And maybe all that blooging will inspire me!

In the meantime, I will enjoy the rest, snuggle with the kitty, do a little reading, a little movie watching and knitting when I am up to it.

Happy quilting!