Friday, August 6, 2010

{this moment}

- A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I love this beret!
Quick! Easy! Fun!
What more could a girl need for a quick summer knitting project?
Well, maybe a bit of entertainment...
I quickly decided that I needed to know more about Crazy Aunt Purl while listening to an interview with her on a Knit Picks podcast recently.
This woman is hilarious! I just couldn't get my hands on her book fast enough.
That's some title! You don't have to be a knitter to appreciate her humorous story!
Back to the beret; a few specifics...
I used some fantastic handspun wool from CosyMakes.
It seems I could have gone down a needle size, but rather than rip it back and repeat, I opted for felting. One cycle through the washing machine felted this hat just enough for my perfect fit. Now, I just have to wait for cooler weather to wear it!
I can wait.
Happy Hobbies!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Quilt Finish

This one is intended for use as a shower curtain.

The colors in this fabric line from Denyse Schmidt are a perfect match for the bird cards I plan to frame for display. I have to say, both the bird cards and quilt are prettier in person.

This is the back. I had the chance to use the professional quilt machine at Aunt Mary's last spring!

I tend to do things out of order... like picking out pictures and making a shower curtain before the 70's gold wallpaper is stripped, the shower surround replaced, new light fixtures installed, and the walls painted... you know, all the important stuff? I did finish the wallpaper stripping on Thursday! I really HATE stripping wallpaper, but it is done! The old fixtures are down... Progress is being made!

You'll be seeing the bathroom finish someday!!

Happy Hobbies!