Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Stitching Club

Sure I have time for a stitch-a-long... (not!), but I couldn't resist. I have joined Wild Olive's Summer Stitching Club. Once a week from June to August she's sending out a tiny pattern to embroider. Here's the fun part... we will use the embroidered pieces in to a mini quilt using English Paper Pieced Hexagons! Oh, yes, I couldn't resist... I've always wanted to learn how to do paper piecing and this seems like a non-threating, managable way to learn. The first pattern few patterns have been delivered to my inbox, so I'm already behind. First stitches are in....

Wild olive summer stitching club
Not the greatest material for embroidery, but I wanted to get started and this was handy. Now I need to do some stash diving and find some material for hexies!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Labeling Caseys's belongings  for school is not my strong point, so I carry a Sharpie in my purse for last minute scribbles on shirt tags. But this time I finished some quick labels for Casey's towels for water play at school. I always need a refresher on how to start the blanket stitch. I used this site to get started. Started with some scraps of some cotton blend and just improvised. Not my best work, but everyone will know who these towels belong to!
Name labels
Happy Stitching!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Next... colorwork

As quickly as I cast off the socks, I cast on my next project, a colorwork KAL by Colorworks by Debi. Found some Knit Picks Palette in my stash and here it is!
Color work KAL

I'm fairly new to colorwork, but it's fun!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Simple sock progress…DONE

Simple sock progress…

A lot of progress made this weekend. I made it all the way around the heel and decreased to the foot. Almost, but not quite, getting the stripes to line up. I'm not sure how this green ended up in my shopping cart, it seems a little bright for my taste. I think I'll be saving it to brighten someone else's day.
Wip socks
And what do you know...before I got a chance to post this, a week went by and I managed to finish the second side! It's just a tad bit bigger than I would like. I think I'm going to stick with patterned socks in the future.
Felici Aquarium socks Aquarium socks