Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Quilting Inspiration

Spent most of the weekend working on the yard, but still made time for the weekly library visit and a quick stop by our large used book sale (held in spring and fall) and grab a few more books.

I'm not making as much progress as I'd like with the blanket squares, I have one I've ripped out several times (this is what I get for trying to do something new while talking to people at the same time!) so I'm just going back to plain squares for now. Sorry, Michaela, I should have left it but I had just finished ripping it out when I saw your comment - thank you for stopping by! :)

I did spend some time reading the Art Quilt Workbook copy I got from the library on Saturday and am so inspired to start work on a doll quilt or two! I loved the colors and layouts and suggestions for exercises. I can't wait until the studio in the new place is set up.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Weekend Baking and Knitting

I got The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book: A Guide to Whole-Grain Breadmaking through interlibrary loan and I baked some whole grain bread this past weekend. I was very happy with the results, and am looking forward to trying more recipes.

I also made some progress with the knitting of the squares for Oliver's Blanket, and have finished three so far (though sadly enough they are slightly different sizes even with the same number of stitches!) I hope to finish one more square and send them off soon so they will arrive before the end of the month.

Friday, October 5, 2007

I Missed Knitting

I have been in the middle of a large home renovation project (and impending move), and all my craft supplies have been packed up and moved to the new place - I have been missing them terribly. I finally broke down and brought some knitting needles home and knitted these baby booties in one evening.

I also got some yarn for making 4" squares for Oliver's Blanket. I already made my first one last evening and hope to make a few more in the next several days.