Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Rip it out and start something new

Okay, I can admit defeat...! I started (a couple of times, actually) the cropped cardi from the May 2008 Creative Knitting magazine. "Cute little cardi, great for summer," I thought to myself. Hah!
For some reason, I was not feeling the good knitting karma with this one. Rather than submit to more time of less-than-fun knitting, I started the Amble instead, in navy blue:
I'm thinking this will be WAY more fun!!!!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's a fine Spring day!



It's a beautiful Spring day here in Michigan, tho a little windy and cool. I took this picture just a few minutes ago, and tho I don't have any current pics of *my* handiwork, I thought that God's handiwork made a breathtaking photo!

April has been a busy month! I was able to spend 4 days at a quilt retreat with my local quilt guild, the Loose Threads quilters, and then traveled to Chicago the following weekend for the International Quilt Show. Best part of that weekend was the time I got to spend time with my twenty-something daughters who live in the city!! I came home with lots of inspiration from both of my weekends away......

I have been sewing, tho! Our high school drama dept's spring play was Alice in Wonderland, and I got to help out by making some costumes: the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the Red Queen and the White Queen. It was totally fun, and a nice break from my usual sewing, that's for sure :-)

I have been working on a new quilted wallhanging with pieced 'rings', and also a lined trench coat for my daughter, and I managed to cast on for a cropped cardi for myself. More info and pics to follow...stay tuned!