Thursday, May 5, 2016

I am a glutton for punishment

So with all the crap going on these days I needed something mindless to do. I wasn't really in the mood to start something new and reading just wasn't cutting it so much. So I went through all the stuff I had started already and while I was doing this my Kris asked about a quilt I started backin 2014. It was sort of an experiment really. I had quickly read on how to make a circle quilt and then tried it on my own with out the directions.  Of course the original size was a lap quilt and being me I made it much bigger - twin size.
Basically I took scraps of Christmas fabric I had bought for practically nothing and used them to make this quilt. I thought it was a great idea. Thing is I have God only knows how many circles (of course I thought the more the merrier so I used all the scraps) that then had to be hand sewn to the top fabric. That's where iI was at a few sewn down before the whole thing got put away.  I figured why not, at least I would have a few more sewn down. Well about 2 weeks later ( I worked on it in spurts) all of those blasted circles were sewn down.
I then made the quilt sandwich -backing fabric and fluff. Layer it all out and pinned it all together nice nice.
Then I sat there before rolling it all up trying to figure out what would be the best way to quilt the whole thing.  Thing is circles are not easy to sew on a machine especially with a quilt this big. So I am had quilting it. Nothing exciting just white circles around the circles.  I didn't want to take away from the fabrics.

It sat for a week and last night I started 5 down many many more to go.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

First fire of the season and a new companion


I have arrhythmia. It's gotten worse since I found out 2.5 years ago. So new cardiologist whole battery of tests. Including this lovely monitor. 3 weeks of ekg monitoring. Thing is the little computer has my baseline so anytime it registers something abnormal it records and sends it to the monitoring place. Thing is it beeps when it records and honestly if every beep means something wrong it's freaking scary. Any way 2 more weeks to go lots of blood to be taken and a Sonogram and the best a stress test!!(sarcasm)

So very slowly I have made a few things
4 pairs of pj/ lounge pants. Yes only three are pictured. Missed MJs camouflage ones
Tulip cross stitch for a cross stitch exchange. I also made this 

It's a needle minder. There's a magnet inside that hold the needle for you. 

Also when we bought our couch about 9 months ago it came with pillows that all managed to all fall apart
So I made new pillow forms for all four
Now I can change the pillow covers. Right now I made these
All together it cost maybe $20 to redo all 4. One pillow form costs more then that. Love when that happens. 

Sadly that is all I have creatively made since who know when. But I am slowly making and hopefully The Doc can get my heart behaves I am sure I will feel way better. 

:)





Saturday, February 20, 2016

It's 65

On February 20. 
Which is causing slight cases of spring fever throughout the family 
 This was the scene two weeks ago
16.5 inches of snow with blizzard conditions 
Humans have seriously screwed the planet. 

Not much has gone on here other then the normal chaos. Crafting pretty much has been at a stop since the blizzard. Kinda in the doldrums. I've been reading, a lot of reading. I know I normally go through episodes of wanting to do different things. Usually I try to fight it but I've learned that it's just easier to go with the flow. I forgot how much I love to read and seriously have be reading for hours a day 

:)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Another recap in pictures

crazy here as usual.  So lets see what has happened lately

Sewing. For me more Pj pants. For Code and Mj (i did manage to cut a pair for me out now I just need to sew them) Need to take pictures of the finished ones.
 Kris made a pair for herself with just the barest of help. Need to get a picture of those too
Ang was practicing sewing. My Ang is a boarderline perfectionist with little patience so it was interesting day for her. Dillon is just eating as usual. :)

We got a little bit of snow that Mj got to play in and made his first snowman.  its about 7 inches tall

Finished a hat that was too small for me and was quickly claimed by Kris.
Which she then used in the Blizzard. She helped shovel and of course play in.  Mj is enjoying the snow very very much. We got 16-18 inches. Hard to tell exactly with all the wind blowing it everywhere.
Mjs first snow angel

Other then that just normal chaotic life. I did start the hat again in a slightly bigger size.  Its not knitted in the normal way hence you cant really try it on as you go to see if it will fit.  Worse case Ang gets a new hat.
Lucky me woke up today with something funky going on in my chest (YEAH!) hopefully it does not become bronchitis.  So rest fluids and maybe a little knitting is on the menu for today.






Thursday, January 14, 2016

What is going on...

A few days ago I was consoling my oldest daughter because David Bowie died. (I showed her Labyrinth and that was a gateway to his music)

Today I found out Alan Rickman died and now I have to be there for my other daughter because she loves Harry Potter and he was absolutely amazing at playing Snape.  I also had a huge crush on him in Robinhood :). 

Both were amazing at what they did and it's sad to see the go. Thankfully their legacies will live on. One good thing about the digital age I guess

:(

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Last FO of 2015

Mj asked for it when he saw the pattern. It worked up quick and yes Mousie is blue. Sadly Mousie is already missing (I suspect a certain kitten) 

Speaking of Mj
He turned 4 Saturday. Crazy pants. It is a thing that the birthday person picks dinner so we had bacon and eggs with lemonade cupcakes. I made the icing lemon buttercream with lemon box cake. They were very good. :)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Stash Update

Over there ------> I updated my stash counts. So for those on mobile devices here is the basic run down.

2014
yarn used: 13,923 yards (not bad)
yarn added: 4,293 yards (okay i guess)

roving used: 73.65 oz (again not bad)
roving added: 21.6 oz (okay)

handspun made: 4,490 yards (sounds like a lot but not really considering how much fluff i have)

WIPs- 13 (need to get that down a bit)

FOs -104 (anything over a hundred is great)

yes I know I talked like this just happened - Timey Wimey (Sorry Doctor Who reference)

Now for last years numbers.  Lets compare.

Yarn Used: 7,133 yards (wow not good)
Yarn Added: 28,253 yards (HOLY TIMELORDS AND DALEKS!!!!! - sorry Im watching Doctor                                  Who while I typing)

Roving Used: 0 oz (yeah thats not good - granted my wheel was on its last legs and packed away. Hopefully i can get some serious spinning done this year. I need to because well running out of room. Heck who am I kidding I have already run out of room)
Roving Added:  77.3 oz added (I wonder why i have no room)

Handspun Made: 438 yards (sad just sad - the bright side that was all done on my spindle)

WIPs - 16  (That number is supposed to go down and it went up)

FOs - 73 (I am actually amazed that the number was that high. With everything going on I didn't do much)


So that's pretty much it.