Thursday, July 26, 2007

The One Where

I get to be the stitcher who starts the project as soon as it's released. The only thing better would be finishing it this weekend. Don't hold your breath because that will so not happen! Apologies once again for the yucky picture, we've been having lots of cloud cover lately, so primo photography time is limited. Not that good lighting ever helps where my skilz are concerned. But I did put in the first stitches on Blackbird Designs Beneath the Sunlit Sky. I love this design. It's the new Loose Feathers. I picked this up the other day when I made a trip over to Needle Delights in Pensacola.

For a taste of summer, see above. I restarted my Grandmother's Flower Garden Afghan. I believe I started this as a CAL over at Crochetville a year ago, maybe more. Sue at Good Yarns
finished her's a long, long time ago. I was not at all happy with my previous color choices so I rootled through the good old Red Heart stash and found some brighter, happier colors and called it good. I love crocheting these hexes. The pattern can be found here:
I can't decide if I am going to connect them with cream/white hexes or black. Once I get more flowers completed I will crochet a few in each color and see what I like best with the flowers.
After reading this post:
I was reminded how much I love the Dresden Plate quilt pattern. I've been digging through the fabric in my bin and pulling out all the bright mod looking prints I can find. Mod might not be the exact right word but it's the one that comes to mind. You know, wild, 1970s inspired prints? I may just start cutting out some plates this weekend. I have a pile of fabric freshly washed, waiting to be ironed and then I'm good to go.
I'm still working on my Just Beachy quilt but have sewing machine issues so until I fix the machine I have or decide to buy a new machine, it's on hold for the time being. I don't see me handsewing through the Heat N Bond.
I finally finished listening to Shrink Rap and have moved on to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
I'm trying to finish Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert so I can then start The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp.
On DVD, I'm working my way through season one of Rescue Me.


Kathy said...

I love the flower garden blocks. The colors are really pretty.

Carol said...

Great choice! I love this new Loose Feathers too - just still waiting for my chart. I keep looking forward to your start on Mermaid Heaven :-)

andrea said...

This new Loose Feathers had your name written all over it! It's beautiful, I'm happy you're stitching it!

Michelle said...

Great new start! I unfortunately had to exchange my fabric for a piece that didn't have brown drips of dye all over it. But, I can't wait to get started!

Lucy said...

Thanks for that link...I love that afghan!!!!

Felicia said...

That flower afghan is so pretty.