Episode 9: Clearing the WIPs

 

 

Show notes:

Finishes:

  1. Hand-quilting with perle cotton on my Indulgence table topper quilt – finished 9/11/15
  2. Stealth quilt top pattern by Janet Kime from her book The Cat’s Meow – fabrics purchased and cutting done wayyyyy back in 2001/2002.  Began sewing 4/12/14 and top finished 9/26/15

WIPs:

  1. Ornament and guild nametag finishing.  The twisted cording tutorial I used is from Pinwheel Ponders
  2. Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson – using Miss Babs Yowza in the Zombie Prom colorway and size 8 Signature circulars
  3. Pansy Park BOM by Thimbleberries quilt
  4. New start: Black’d Skie by The Primitive Needle – stitching on 40ct Vintage Pear linen by Lakeside Linens with Pure Palette and Silk n Colors silks begun on 9/19/15

Find me on Ravelry: cozyegg

Stash Enhancement:

  1. None

Reading:

  1. Currently reading Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  2. Book study continues on Sarah Robbins’ Rock Your Network Marketing Business

Plans for the rest of the year:

  1. MAGIC list: remaining items on my list to finish this year are His Eye is on the Sparrow and six Christmas ornaments
  2. Books: Goodreads Challenge for 2015 – 19 books to go to meet my goal of 25 books
  3. Quilting: finish Pansy Park quilt top, and possibly start hand quilting my blue &  white quilt, possibly start sewing on my leaders/enders quilt top

I am grateful for the comfort of my creative and crafty pursuits.

Episode 8: Epic Finish

…and part 2 since I am wordy…
Show notes:

Finishes:

  1. And They Sinned – by Examplar Dames!!!!!!!!!  Stitched on 40ct Elegant Bean with the called for GAST threads.  You can see my previous progress photos here and here’s a link to what the piece looks like.  Begun on 1/1/10 and finished on 8/4/15.

WIPs:

  1. His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery.  Stitching on 48ct Gander linen hand-dyed by Sylvia using the called for GAST and Weeks threads.
  2. Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson – using Miss Babs Yowza in the Zombie Prom colorway and size 8 Signature circulars for the Around Your Neck KAL on Ravelry
  3. Pansy Park BOM by Thimbleberries quilt
  4. Hand-quilting with perle cotton on my Indulgence table topper quilt

#aynkal on Instagram (main KAL is on Ravelry) by Suburban Stitcher

Find me on Ravelry: cozyegg

Stash Enhancement:

  1. A Night at the Museum fat quarter stack from Urban Spools with Lizzy House Natural History fabrics
  2. Egyptian needleminder, needle case, and scissor fob from a friend
  3. Signature Needle Arts needles in size 9 with a 40″ cable
  4. Lorna’s Laces in Zombie BBQ and Addi needles from a friend
  5. Miss Babs Yowza in Joan of Arc and stitch markers
  6. Weigh It Shawl #2 pattern by Susan B. Anderson on Ravelry

Reading:

  1. Finished Iced by Karen Marie Moning
  2. Currently back to reading Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  3. Book study starting on Sarah Robbins’ Rock Your Network Marketing Business

I am grateful for birthdays and learning new things.

How Now Red Cow

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As you can see I’ve been working on Isabella some more. I finally got the cow all filled in and went back to do some more leaves. She’s really coming along. 
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I really am absolutely in love with this sampler. I’m not sure what it is that’s keeping my attention with her right now, but she truly is so much fun. And especially that I’m on to the fun stuff at the bottom, I’m looking forward to adding in some other colors – like that blue! 
The other day, I got a text from a friend. She says to me “what are your two favorite colors that are complimentary?” Well, I’m sure she thought this was a simple question and would require only a second for me to respond. But I was stumped. I thought and thought and thought and then had to respond and say “I’m sorry, I take color very seriously. My answer would depend on what you’re talking about. Are you talking about colors to wear, colors to decorate with, colors to stitch with? I need more info.” I’m sure about this point she wanted to throw her phone across the room. So, she finally came out with it and said she wanted to send me some thread to stitch one of the Jeannette Douglas Quaker Pincushions with. You would think at that point I could have named two colors and we’d be off to the races. But no…the poor woman finally had to send me a photo of some thread and say “PICK TWO!” So I picked two. Actually, I picked three, but she finagled two out of me. 
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I ended up with Tanzanite and Dark Shadows. OMG so in love with the Tanzanite. Can it get any lovelier than that? So, thank you my sweet friend, and I apologize for being an enormous pain in the ass. (I just hope she doesn’t send me a text that says “what’s your favorite movie?”)
Anyway, aside from annoying the living daylights out of my friends, I have also been stitching on And They Sinned.  I’m almost done with the fruit basket and then will move on to the two peacocks on either side of it.  Can’t wait.  
Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  I am planning on visiting the National Cemetery on Monday to go and see my dad.  His headstone should be there now, so I’ll get to see it for the first time.  
I am grateful for time with friends.