Saturday, March 29, 2008

Quilt Show

This weekend began with the first quilt show of the weekend. Here we are on our way to Red Deer for the show.

Someone was quite successful on their Easter egg hunt. Here you see a pile of tractor eggs all stacked up and painted green for Easter.

Every time I see a quilt like this it catches my eye. It seems that there will be one in my future at some point.

This one was interesting and we saw it done in a couple of different colour schemes. It's not a pattern I would expect to change much, but it did.

I just had to take a picture of this one for chookyblue. For some strange reason I think of her every time I see chickens. :)

This one makes me think of stained glass windows. I actually have pictures of some interesting windows that I took from last summer's vacation that I was intending to do something similar with. It's even more amazing to see in real life. Her fabric choices are wonderful.

This is a Raven. I figure I can't have a Canadian quilt blog without a little Canadian content. :) I'd be interested in knowing if this one came from a pattern or if it was the quilter's creation.

I really had no intentions of buying anything. Honest! Well, maybe some white-on-white if I found any that I liked, but that was about it. Well, intentions and reality didn't even come close. I found some interesting red & white fabrics. I pick them up when I see interesting ones. I have plans for a red & white in my future and when I started collecting, it was really tough to find them.

As you can see, my charm pack obsession increased a little.

This book and these patterns. Well, they just jumped into my arms, so I had to. They would have created too big a fuss if I didn't take them home. Besides, I needed some patterns for the charm squares. :)

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Week in Review

A more focused week. It's amazing what happens when you actually take a look at all those newly started & still unfinished projects all in one place. It really helped with focusing. I've now finished off the last of the hexagons and have most of them blocked.

This one, I'm not sure if it counts as a newly started project or not. In the previous picture it was a long scarf-like object. It's the first time I've purchased yarn not knowing what I'd do with it. I really don't think I'll do that again. This is the 4th attempt at doing something with it. I'm making a shawl. I saw a pattern for a prayer shawl in the book 'Back on Blossom Street' and thought it'd be a good idea for my Grandmother, since there is no way those socks are going to be done in-time for her birthday in April.

I'm also making pretty good progress on this picture. Though, not a lot of it is showing up this week. This week was lots of cream on cream. Any guesses on what it is yet?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone out there is having a wonderful Easter holiday.

Ennavic asked what I'm knitting, so here's a little more detail. The flowers below are crocheted hexagons. I'm making a crocheted grandmother's flower garden afghan.

This is the start of the Estonian socks from The Ultimate Sock Book by Vogue knitting. I had intended on making them for my Grandmother's birthday in April (She's Estonian) but I don't think I have enough time to finish them. Especially since this is all I've done on the first sock! Maybe it'll be Christmas. :)

I've been working away this week on something from the previous post's WISPs. I'm making pretty good progress on this stitchery. I'd tell you what it is, but it's a surprise... You'll be seeing quite a bit of this one before it's done, but if I wait for something to be finished before I post it, this is going to be one boring blog.

I made good use of today's holiday. I finished another Jane block. This one is A-11 Pebble's Protest.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Crafting ADD

Wow, that was quite the hiatis. I left the 'pay it forward' up for quite some time to see if I'd get any more takers and it turned into quite the lengthy break.
In the mean time, I've been quite busy but accomplished quite little.

This is what I've been working on:

This is what I've finished:

I think it's time to pick one thing and focus. What do you think?