Do you have too many hobbies? I do but I don't mind. It keeps me from getting bored with one medium. Well, maybe bored isn't the correct word here. I'm into sewing lately. Making tee-skirts, reviving the quilting mojo big time, and finding patterns that I will eventually sew into something fabulous. Let's start here - I came across this book (on some online rabbit trail) which I purchased
which led me to this (magnificent store!)
where I purchased this
then remembered my Craftsy Block of the Month I began back in 2012 (Amy Gibson is teaching it) and thought I better finish this first before I begin the Farm Girl Sampler
but I can't stop drooling over this quilt
so I went back to Millie P's and picked up some fat quarters.
I guess if I can have loads of UFO's in knitting projects it only makes it fair that quilting is the same way. At least Amanda can help me with my organization!
Let's go back to that thought about finishing my Block of the Month with Amy Gibson. I'm going to buy her new book today.
I've been receiving bits and pieces of my Grandma's belongings over the past year. Lots of it bringing back heartfelt memories. A few weeks ago I opened a box labeled "Merry Christmas banner" from her and it made me giddy. I'm not sure who made it as she stored it in a gift box. It may have been a present to her but it certainly could have been something she made but I don't remember seeing it at the farmhouse. Anyways, I LOVE this and we hung it up in the kids playroom where we have the Christmas tree this year. It makes me smile everytime I see it. Handmade, vintagie goodness!
A milestone today...40! I don't think I mind it... yet. I do feel that now I can be officially called a "librarian" Before I had a hard time with that term. It sounded so old :O I am a media specialist. But no one ever knows what that means. No, my name isn't Betty and I don't have a bun in the back. I don't wear reading glasses (yet) but you might catch me wearing a knitted shawl or cardigan and you can call me librarian or liberrian as the little ones say.
A flashback 34 years ago. Off to kindergarten. Love the matching top and pants slacks and the Buster Brown shoes (probaby purchased at Kinney's)
This is our new dog, Louie. He is a Cavipoo. A real sweet puppy with the kids and shares the same birthday as my daughter. That was our sign that it was meant to be. A different kind of dog to get used to since Golden Retrievers have always been our dog of choice. Unfortunately Lucy didn't work out for us. She was re-homed with a family that had older children. As hard as it was to see her go it was the right decision for all of us. She has been with this new family since January. By May we were getting the itch for another pet and found Louie.
My daughter knit Louie a sweater. It turned out a bit on the smaller side. Fit him like a corset or maybe a Slendertone. We had some good laughs with it on him. Here he is strutting his stuff. I think he was enjoying his showstopping experience or rather was running to me to get it off of him.
As I was saying in the post prior to this I have been cross stitching quite a bit. I'm even working on a few of my own patterns. But I still managed to pick up my knitting needles throughout our summer. July was the month for knitting. Our family took a camping trip to the Black Hills and to make the car ride bearable I started a sweater.
Really, something for me and something to wear! The Candy Stripe sweater by Spud & Chloe is going really slow but by spring I should be able to wear it :)
Tomorrow is back to working mode. We had a great summer together and I'm sad to see it end. I also have one entering kindergarten (boo hoo) but he's excited which puts me a little at ease.