So, here's what I am working on:
IN THE SEWING ROOM
a quilt for our bed! It's about time. Everyone else has my quilts on their beds and walls, now it's our turn. David had wanted a bear's paw quilt, and I wanted a bear's paw quilt with a bit extra to it. I found this picture, no pattern, online, and have my trusty quilting teacher Rhonda supervising me and writing the pattern as we go along.
I am a very lucky quilter, I have a sewing room. That means that when I have a project going on, I have a space all my own to completely trash, and I am very good at that part of quilting. After each project I tidy and clean and prepare for the next mess, but when there's a project on the table, all bets are off as to whether or not it's safe to walk in to my sewing room.
ON MY KNITTING NEEDLES
I always have a baby afghan going, always. No one seems to want sweaters anymore, and I got tired of making socks, so I started making baby afghans. I stockpile them and when a baby comes along, I have an afghan. There better be a whole lotta baby's in our future, because I have a whole lotta afghans.
ON MY HOOP
The Three Kings, a design by Diane Arthurs, I love her designs. When I do a cross-stitch, I make a copy of the pattern and mount it on cardboard, then cross the stitches off as I do them. I am a VERY visual learner.
Okay, here's where it gets really ridiculous:
|I saw these wee bird designs on someone's blog and I just have to make them.|
|This is the companion piece to The Three Kings, how can I not do it?|
|This combines my two favorite things--quilting and cross-stitching! Next to each letter is a quilt block whose name begins with that letter.|
|I will make this quilt in Queen Size for my dear friends Scott and Paul.|
|I will be making this quilt in queen size for my son. Will also be making it in lap size for a cousin, and I think also in crib size for a baby that has been born.|
|I don't know who I'm going to make this for, maybe us, and I know my color choices will look a whole lot better than those in the picture.|
|And, if all the above is not enough, I recently made friends with 3 other cross stitch bloggers, and joined in on a stitch along with them. We will be starting this pattern on Monday!|
I'm sure there's something I've forgotten, but you get the idea, right?