Thursday, January 26, 2012

A bit of knitting....

 Started a shrug a few weeks ago using some Homespun yarn in the color Windsor from a local chain store.........................

I knitted this shrug using the large Knifty Knitter loom and a skein and 1/2 of yarn.  It was very easy to create and many TV shows later I had something to be real proud of at last!

A simple e wrap stitch was all that was needed.

There is a local yarn shop in town called Sunflower Fibers located downtown.  I took a ride over last weekend and found some cuddlies to bring home with me;)  (The lady in the store asked me if I would like the yarn wrapped into a ball---should have let her though because I had a huge mess w/o it done!  Thinking of going by there tomorrow to have her do the yarn below for me!)

A mix of baby llama's wool,merino wool and angora which is very soft in pretty blues.

Trying my hand on a knitting board currently with some Abuelita 100% Merino yarn in Orange Sherbet.  I picked up a great book that is packed with lots of wonderful stitch how-to's and projects.  My first project is a blanket that will have many squares about 5" long each.  Each square will also be a new stitch to master.

Relaxing and rewarding!

See ya'll later!

missed ya'll;) while at sea.....................?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Wooooweee!!!  Something is always going on 'round here lately!

Since my dad and brother have been visiting the last month in NC with Ayden and I, we have been busy in town and out of town too.  This pic was taken at the USS Battleship in Wilmington,NC a couple of weekends ago.

There is my daddy;)  He is former Navy so this was a must "to do" trip while they were here!  Lots of tight spaces,but very interesting to see where the Navy guys lived while at sea back in the 30s and 40s.

Click on the menu for 1944!  I should have gotten a pic of the tailor shop below inside the ship where the tailor worked on his sewing machine and then there was a cot for him to sleep in above at nighttime!  Just amazing to see the conditions they were living in back then.

Aboard the ship, here is a shot of a plane.

Just a snapshot of the altogether enormous ship!

These chain links were 80lbs each---that's right 80 lbs!!!!!

An anchor-------oh my!

he really wasn't crying here like the pic portrays him to be doing
Ayden ran all over the ship checking everything out and asking lots of important questions along the way to Grandpa.

.................................................a piece of history for the day...................................................

I will be back with more.  More pics that involve some BIG engines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Champagne is in the Room

2011 stitches by peachga11
2011 stitches, a photo by peachga11 on Flickr.
Lots of quilting,wallet making,loom knitting, pj making and everything else in between for this past year!

16 quilts completed

3 commissions *another one starting soon*

5 sales in the shop *maybe more in 2012 fingers crossed*

sewed some potholders

sewed some wallets

a few gifts for friends

learned how to loom knit and love watching TV cuddled with Ayden while creating something from yarn *made a couple hats,2 scarves and I am currently working on a shrug for myself*

did some hand quilting and hand embroidery

made some PJs and a belt for Ayden  toward the end of the year

*at last*...I made the tree skirt of my dreams

participated in the Pay It Forward event (you really need to try this out!)

took part in my first QAL

BEST of all opened an ETSY shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There may be something I am missing, but I think that sums 2011 up quite well.  It makes me smile wide to know I accomplished all of this in ***1 yr.***  

2012 leaves open many wonderful options;);)

My champagne glass is raised to all of you out there in the quilting world!!!