Sunday, February 25, 2018

Another UFO bites the dust :)

Finished this Friday.  It’s based on a Bonnie Hunter “Virginia Bound” pattern but much smaller.  I just got sick of making the blocks and called it quits after I had nine blocks.  Good enough...time to move on. It’s approx. 55” square..so big enough for a table runner on the dining room table.  Still have a bag of homespuns and primitives but I’ll find something else to do with them.

Spent a lovely day at SPA knitting event in Freeport, Maine yesterday with my friend Holly.  It’s a small event but fun.  No classes or anything...you just bring your knitting or spinning and hang out in any of the public areas in the hotel.  Spontaneous “classes” may or may not set themselves up and it’s all very laid back.  Afterwards we went to one of my favorite yarn shops “Mother of Purl” in Freeport, Maine. They have expanded and have amazing store samples. Sweaters to just die for.  Our heads are spinning with so many ideas.  Hit a local quilt shop “Cottonweeds” which used to be right next to Mother of Purl but they moved down the road and expanded too! Lovely store. Holly had never been in a quilt shop and she was impressed.   We found a really cool and easy looking project bag pattern...no zipper :). I’m deficient in zipper sewing skills...always looks like a monkey did it but I can do a parachute hook which this pattern calls for :). Can’t wait to make these bags....pics soon hopefully.  My friend Holly is vegan so I always let her pick the restaurant.  She always picks unusual and interesting ones. I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t know what some of the stuff on the menu even is sometimes.  I had a great grilled chicken salad and managed to lose another lb. yesterday despite our stop to the bakery that sells vegan donuts :). So yeah any day where you can buy yarn,  lose weight and eat a donut too is a good day :)

PS The Pure Barre exercise classes are going great.  The studio I go to only offers classes Wed. And Saturday so I found another place to a third class on Tuesday......so I guess I can say I’m hitting the “barre” scene :).






5 comments:

chrisknits said...

The table topper is lovely, but your models are adorable!!

Anonymous said...

I like that pattern but know what you mean about getting tired of making the same old squares! I have a bunch of different blocks that I gave up on. Thinking of putting them together to make one real ugly! Crazy quilt!

Celtic Heart said...

I get bored with foundation piecing easily. This one was done on Ricki Timms Stiff Stuff. It did wash out and soften up after I put it through the wash. I’d never used that stuff before so I was a little curious how it would turn out. Anon turning it into a big crazy quilt sounds like a great idea to me....just be done with it and move on to a quilt you’re more into. Thanks Chris :).

Celtic Heart said...

Anon I was in a new to me quilt shop yesterday in NH and stumbled across this pattern. It’s for a quilted basket and the handles are those small 4” embroidery hoops you can find anywhere. For the pattern they have you make a a small quilt but I’m thinking you could use anything you were willing to hack into. I’m sure i can find some unfinished horror in the sewing room attic that I’m willing to hack into and turn into a useful basket. Here’s a link to what I’m talking about. https://pursepatterns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1915

Anonymous said...

Thanks I’ll check it out.