Saturday, January 31, 2015

A finish!

Happy end of January. I can't believe how fast this month has went. I would like a snow day, but it isn't looking to good for the home team.

Anyhoo, I wanted to share my doll quilt swap that I made for my partner, Emily. It turned out so cute. I really enjoyed making it. The theme was favorite book. Well, aren't there too many choices? So, a book quilt it is!

Doesn't it scream curl up with a good book?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Out for Process

So, hum.... a little backed up on fleeces at the moment. I have seven fleeces hanging out that I have started processing, but really, I don;t like the washing and picking part. I decided that I would rather let someone else get these going. Therefore, I put four out to Illinois Fiber Mills. Eleven pounds of lovely fluffy stuff. I have three that are merino-crosses that are just beautiful, and one of the first fleeces that I ever bought that has a canary stain. Not sure if it will come out in the processing or not, but can be dyed a later point. Going to be bit of a pinch, but I am sure well worth it in the long run....

Here are the pictures:

 beige gray

light to dark brownish gray

This considered black, but will most likely be a chocolatey color.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Fresh Start

Happy New Year! 2014 is over and gone. Now to recover. The last couple of years have been very hard for my hubby and I. Two Christmases ago, he fell out of his truck mangling his knee. That took almost a year resolve. Last year, a severe reaction to a pneumonia vaccine caused him to lose the use of his right arm for almost two months. Thank God for physical therapy. Finally, he is mostly well and working again. He is taking on a new start by going out on the road with another good friend as independents. I am truly excited for him to get this started. It's been in the making for months, and we are the uphill road to recovery.

Additionally, I am making changes, too. Not as much as the hubby, but a real challenge for me. I seriously need to lose weight. Problem, I hate exercise. I have the ability, just not the desire. However, changes need to be made. I am targeting to eat healthier by eating more veggies and fruits. As well as getting on the treadmill daily.

As far as crafts go, I have been neglectful of anything other than quilting for a good year. Time for a change. I spent my Christmas break spinning for a sweater. It is done. Now I need a good pattern to match it. I also made a slouchy hat and taught my neighbor to knit. Not bad, I think.  So, for this year, I want to make a pair of mittens, knit some charity hats, make three sweaters, a couple of cowls, spin for another sweater, and make some skirts.

All of this is doable; I just need to start fresh. More to come....