Thursday, August 18, 2016

Recent Projects

Once again I have been catching up with quilt along blocks -

these are June and July's Westering Women blocks from Civil War Quilts blog.

I really have enjoyed making these blocks - they are big (12"), which makes a nice change, only one a month, not too hard to catch up on after a two month break from sewing, and it seems that one month is easy and the next a bit tricker, so it is a nice balance.

These are my Circa 2016 blocks for last week, 3 this time.

This is a knitting project I recently finished -

I can't seem to resist knitting lace! This one is knit with commercially hand dyed yarn that I bought in Montreal - WalkCollection Luxe Light in South Sea Pearl - alpaca, silk and cashmere - so light and soft!

The pattern is Arietta by Åsa Tricosa. It was lovely to knit, but did take a bit of concentration. More details can be found on my project page on Ravelry.

Now on my needles I have a couple of projects using yarn that I spun during Tour de Fleece-

I don't need any more scarves, but they are so much fun to knit. This one is a lovely easy knit, perfect for a car trip,

and this one is a bit fiddlier with all the picked up stitches, but so interesting. It is from the Summer issue of Spin Off magazine and something I had never tried before, so I couldn't resist. The fibre was divided in half and spun in two different ways.

This fibre is one that I won during Tour de Fleece. It is a silk and merino blend, dyed in the most beautiful colour way. I am so used to spinning fleece that I have dyed, and even though I dye them different colours, they are always pretty similar, so this was a nice change.

I spun it into a lace weight, gradient yarn (about 800m, and 107g).

In real life the colours are truly magnificent.

Since I always end my blog posts with a garden/nature picture I thought I would add this picture of my old bike that I spray painted silver - my family thought it was a bit odd, so I called it the Tin Man's bike and added a couple of bricks that I painted yellow - my family thought this was even odder!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

More Circa 2016 Blocks

I am caught up on Circa 2016 blocks - at least until the end of the week!

My tin is getting nice and full - I can't wait to see what we will be making (I think we finish this QAL at the beginning of October).

Gloriosa Daisies

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

More Circa 2016 Quilt Blocks

Summer isn't the time for me to do much sewing, but I thought it was about time I tried to catch up on some quilt alongs.

These are the Circa 2016 blocks I have made so far - 5 weeks of blocks (I was about 2 months behind!), I still have 4 weeks of blocks to make.

Here are photos of what I have been spending on - gardening! We are having such a lovely summer and it is so nice to enjoy the warm weather - 

 Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
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