Monday, January 25, 2010

In the knitter's lunch box...

HobbyHubby and the little people gave me the simple yet effective shawl pattern for Christmas and some lovely Noro sock yarn to go with it.
Been working on the piece for about a week and a half now...
What a simple and calming pattern...
Back tomorrow with some more quilting....
Happy Hobbies!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Squares to go with the pinwheels...

which you will find here.

Happy Hobbies!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Piecing pinwheels for my Christmas quilt....

It is not really late...
I mean, what is another month,
I've had this fabric since August of 2007
purchased on a shopping trip with my mom and aunt?

Aren't these fun?
Can't wait to get back to the machine...
Still trying to find my post Christmas groove.
Happy Hobbies!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Handmade Christmas Presents III

I planned to post about all of the Christmas knitting that I completed.
Apparently I didn't take any pictures. Hmmm... What was I thinking?
So here is the run down of knitted items linked to the patterns.

Not quite as many things as I thought...

Oh, right, I spent hours of my knitting untangling yarn.

Happy Hobbies!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Handmade Christmas Presents II

Appliqued Towel Sets

for my little people and my nephews...

(I really need to improve my photography skills)

These were well received by all!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Handmade Christmas Presents I

A book mark for our priest.
Pictures drawn by the little people and stitched by me.

Simon asked what to draw and I asked him what he thought would be appropriate for Father.

Annestelle had the same idea!

Happy Hobbies!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Goodbye 2009; Hello 2010!

(Christmas knitting with some help)

Last January my dear HobbyHubby said that 2009 was not going to be a good year. Statements like those don't often come from him, but he just had a feeling. Luckily his prediction wasn't completely on the money. 2009 wasn't such a bad year. Although, there WERE some dramas here and there regarding friends and family, resulting in a personal lack of focus for me across all of my roles, I still have a good many things to be grateful for:
  • friendships (old AND new)
  • 16 years of marriage (our anniversary celebrated on New Year's Eve)
  • a year of music by our two little people (and the opportunities coming their way)
  • the magic of all that those same little people bring to our lives
  • hobbies & this little space (however neglected)
  • inspiration from blogland

I look forward to all that 2010 has to offer as well as all that I can bring to it!

Happy New Year & Happy Hobbies!

see you tomorrow