Fiber Friday

Looking back at the last three months, I have had a lot of fiber fun. I have made three uniform tunics, did some repairs on two pair of linen pants giving them a bit more life, made two quilt tops (and finished one), and most fun of all, made two backpacks. My Making backpack still needs some hand sewing for the inside binding but I am planning to finish that this evening. Last weekend, I wondered if I could down size the patter and make a tiny person backpack. In my storage bin labeled Bag Making supplies, I had everything I needed and you can see the result above.

This weekend I am joining Lori and Michelle for a quilt related field trip. Earlier this week I had coffee and knitting with Judy. I have been so blessed with online to real life friendships.

Yup, it was a short but very lovely summer.

Unraveled Wednesday

I am trying to ease back into a reasonable work routine but will very much miss the time for sewing and knitting. Warm weather has returned so the making life will also slow down. Fortunately the only unraveling this week is the unraveling of vacation mode. I am ready to start sleeve #2 for my Stopover and hope to get all the pieces on a needle before my Vintersol class begins on August 18.

My Bingo card it looking good. Thanks for all the book ideas last week. I have added those titles to my For Later shelf of at the library so I can return to them. I ended up listening to Forgetting to be Afraid. The author’s journey into politics and her efforts to use her position to support those who don’t have power reminded me of a lot of my blog friends.

Off to visit Kat this morning. Happy Wednesday.

Queuing up

Next week will find me back at work so of course I am taking inventory and checking my making queue (thanks Mary and Honore for this lovely word). I have crossed off 5 of the 9 on my Make Nine list. I’m pretty sure there are two squares that need to be switched out on that list. I finished the new quilt for our growing tiny person (and hear he is loving it). And I am trying to use up some bits and pieces of yarn to make more hats for the kids program run by a local group.

Here are a few new things that have jumped into my queue:

  1. Making Magazine backpack – I am about halfway there on this one
  2. Navy linen pants and a cream top from this book – fabric is ready to go
  1. Another Uniform tunic – I have two fabrics that could work
  2. Some free form house blocks (inspired by this) – I have made some sketches
  1. Machine quilt the triangle quilt made at retreat – need some backing fabric
  2. Start this embroidery project – all supplies on hand

I have signed up for a class to make a sweater and have a sleeve to finish on a cardigan. And I am dreaming of a black and white sweater (I have the yarn) but I think I will get through the next two months and see how that will fit.

For now, it’s Friday and it’s raining so seems like a good time to get back to my queue.

Unraveled Wednesday

Hello August! And hello cooling trend! This weather has unraveled my vacation time long enough. I plan to spend hours in my sewing room over the next few days and sunflower and pumpkin seedlets are going to love the next few days.

I have been able to put in some serious reading time and have 5 bingos on my card. I’m feeling confident about 4 of the 5 remaining squares. I’m not really excited about the memoir of a U.S. political figure. Any recommendations?

On the needles – I finished a hat last night and it is time to cast on the sleeves for my Stopover. I have signed up for a sweater class that starts August 18 so I would love to finish my Stopover.

Happy Wednesday. Be sure to visit Kat today.