Fiber Friday

Last week Lori asked me about a quilt pattern that sent me to hunt through my stash. I knew I had made blocks from the Spenser Museum Quilt pattern and that I had set aside the fabric to set those blocks. I think this was during my medallion quilt phase. So I have decided to leave these blocks on my design wall in hopes of inspiration. This would make a great 2019 project.

I had planned to make a few fabric items for Christmas but it did not happen. Those projects have also been moved to a visible location. In fact, today seems like a good day to wind some bobbins and do some sewing.

Happy last Friday of the year. Don’t forget to come back on January 1st to share your 2019 one word thoughts.




all the bagsThe other day I told Honore that I was planning a blog post about some of the bags I have made and since it has not been the best week, it seemed like something fun for my Friday.

The top two are Noodlehead patterns.  I really like these patterns and have found the directions pretty clear cut.  I have my eye on new bag from her site.  There is a free bag pattern (coming soon) that you should definately check out.

The tiny person backpack was my adaptation of the Noodlehead backpack above.  I pretty much just cut down the dimensions and rounded the edges to create a little backpack for our busy person (I think that will be his new nickname).

The polka dot project bag is from Lazy Gal designs and is the Becca bag.  It has a very fun zipper application.  I made four of these a few summer ago and gave all but one away.  Might need to make myself another one.

I have already seen sneak peaks of the upcoming Making Magazine and it looks like there are two bag patterns so I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Issue #6.  More bag making fun.  In fact,  some weekend bag making might wash away all the negative stuff from the work week.

Happy almost weekend!

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.


What a wonderful weekend we had. Yes, we lost an hour but the sun was out, the skies were blue, and it was warm enough to begin digging in the garden. I was able to turn the soil in my raised beds and get some of the debris cleaned up. It will be awhile before any planting can happen but the planning has begun.

I continue to make progress on my Birkin. But I can’t stop browsing Ravelry and thinking about casting on something new.

There is this,

And this,

And this.

The weekend is gone. My fridge is filled with veggies and I am taking the Simple Green Smoothie challenge this week.

Enjoy your Monday.

Friday’s rabbit hole

I have fallen down a lovely, yarn filled rabbit hole. I finished the color work on my Birkin and I am going to give the yoke a soak and blocking to make sure the fit is right before starting the body. And while I wait, I did a bit of swatching and I have enough yarn for a Stopover which means I can join in the Berroco KAL. This will be my first bottom up sweater and I am a bit nervous but the yarn is in my stash and the pattern is in my library so what do I have to lose?

Watch out for rabbit holes today.

Fiber Friday

Earlier this week I made a note to purge more fabric and quilt projects during spring break.

The next day, my friend, Lori, sent an email asking if I wanted to do a quilt along with her. She was going to make this quilt . I had mentioned that I had some of those plaids in my stash. When I pulled out the box marked plaids, I found a paltry selection and remembered that I had used up most of my plaids to make donation quilts. But what about my civil war fabrics? That box is not overflowing but there is enough to make a lap quilt. I was inspired. I turned on Amazon Prime, dusted off my rotary cutter, and jumped in. I decided to make 8″ blocks instead of 12″. At the end of two episodes of Tin Star, I had two star and two 16 patch blocks. I think tomorrow I can get at least 12 more sets done. Thanks Lori for giving me the nudge. So happy you emailed BEFORE I purged my fabrics!

And btw- I did get my sleeves started and narrowed down the hat pattern choices.

Hope there is some fiber in your Friday.

Friday Fiber

One of our local fabric shops is closing the brick and mortar shop and moving to online only. I stopped by and found some lovely pieces. I am thinking about a big boy quilt for our tiny person and perhaps a pair of fun pants.

And then there is this lovely yellow yarn that I bought at Vogue Knitting Live. I just love this color and plan to use it for this shawl.

Best of all, school is closed today so I have some time to relax and enjoy these fibers.

Happy Friday.