Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New quilter...

Lately I am trying to connect more with my former 15 year old self.
It seems that she knew what she wanted but too afraid to stand out, be different, you name it...
I used to do patchwork, just taking small scraps of fabric and sewing them together.
This past February I decided to go back to it. It has been such an amazing experience as it teaches me to S-L-O-W  down!
My first project is a welshed brick pattern, just a sampler to practice cutting, stitching, basting etc.

I picked the fabric at Jo-Ann and I just allowed the colors to speak to me.
Whenever I look at my sampler quilt, I am just amazed!!

The back:

Now I am assembling it and as I sew by hand, I can't help  notice that I am not thinking about my dissertation, other worries...I just have to be in that moment and stitch.
I am really glad I am doing this again!
I can't wait to make new ones and who knew that buying fabric could be addictive??

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring is here

Daffodils and tulips :)
Pattern: Hot Waffles by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Malabrigo silk merino
Needle: Size 5
Made in loving memory of Malaika...
I hope this hat brings a smile to one little girl :)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spin 20 min a day

I recently decided to wake up 20 min earlier and just spin.
My recent creations

Sweet Georgia Yarns- Candygram...a colorway inspired by Valentine's Day
These colors make me happy!

A case of you from a Verb for Keeping Warm. I never really expected to love this fiber club so much!
The fibers that I am exploring are simply to die for!

This is made with 1 oz yak, 1 oz tussah silk and 1 oz 50% merino and 50% yak

Last but not least "First snow" From Enchanted Knoll