Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I'm hopeless at gauging yarn amounts. That ball is about the size of a lemon. I'm guessing it is plenty for the edging but not enough for another full pattern repeat and then the edging. But who knows??
Friday, July 25, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
It is hard to resist the call to make a new bag - especially when so many wonderful fabrics exist.
I loved this line of fabrics when I first saw it. You can't see the lining in this shot, but the lining fabric was the one I fell in love with first. [It is the third one down in the middle row of that previous link.] Only later did I return for a few fat quarters of the coordinating fabrics.
I had in mind a different bag. I have some fabrics left and may still be able to eek out the one I want, but I'm close enough to the LQS that I can swing by for more if needed.
But my first idea was put on immediate hold when I spotted this pattern tutorial. It's the perfect size to hold a sock in progress.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I thought I remembered hearing something on the radio recently about Chinese Gooseberries.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday Mother and I met for breakfast and then visited a couple of quilt shops. I came away with one fat quarter. I think it caught my eye both for the color and because it had line drawings of women down the columns. See it closer here [or click to enlarge picture]. I knew I wanted to make it into a drawstring bag and having the extra day gave me just enough time to do it.
As I was working on it, I realized that I must have been heavily influenced throughout by all the reading I've been doing lately about Tasha Tudor. I've always loved her books and illustrations.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
There are only three right-side rows to this so I needed a simple way to keep track of my place and I didn't really want to carry the pattern around with me. Mary suggested I use an index card and paper clip. Great idea. Thanks, Mary.