Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This Weekend

Zippy by jenib320
Zippy, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was pretty uneventful which was welcome after last week's busy-ness!  We got another couple inches of snow today so I stuck pretty close to home! I did venture out to The Sewcial Lounge to baste a new quilt though! :)

I have been meaning to sew myself a new coupon zippy pouch for a long time! My old one had seen waaaay better days (it was cute when it was new!). I thought this Heather Ross FFA 3 print would go well with my new purse and be sturdy. I used Peltex so it's pretty stiff! It was a fun little afternoon project.

Text & Paper Fabrics by jenib320
Text & Paper Fabrics, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I was able to add a few more paper-like fabrics to my stash on Friday so today I thought I'd pull them all together. Umm, I think we can classify this collection as an obsession! I clearly cannot resist text/map/paper fabrics! :)

Honey Cowl by jenib320
Honey Cowl, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Moving along on my Honey Cowl! I love the way the stitch looks! If only I could knit at lighting speed!

Embroidery by jenib320
Embroidery, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I picked up my states embroidery last night and stitched a few more! I'm getting close! I used this coloring book page to draw it out.

January by jenib320
January, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I signed up for the Dessert of the Month club by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery! This little truffle is January! I'm using sparkly silver Aida for mine, I bought it at Joanns!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Twisted Peppermint hand wash
Sound of: Harry Potter 1 audiobook
Taste of: Reese's
Sight of: Pretty snow
Feel of: Wool socks

Good Things about Today:
- Productive!
- Apartment is clean!
- Basted a quilt I'm really excited about!
- George!

15 comments:

  1. I don't think that any quilter doesn't collect at least one theme grouping of fabrics. For me I buy a lot of Asian prints and I have a hard time resisting Halloween ones too, especially ones that are a little bit different. You sure have a lot of different projects going on at the same time.

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  2. George is definitely a good thing! xxoo Patty

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  3. Coloring books are great places to get embroidery ideas aren't they...I've used them many times...also childrens books! Like you I have 100 different projects going....and I keep starting more!!! I just can't stop! I am going to have to live to at least 200! Hi George....he is so CUTE!!!! I love his little basket...give him a little pat...from me!

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  4. i've been (ahem) hoarding text fabrics for quite a while. seems like a nice time to break them out and use them.

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  5. Love your little coupon pouch. So cute. I love a text, map, paper fabric too. I need to get more. I finally finished my first honey cowl tonight. It took me 12 days of working very slowly. I can say I knit something now!

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  6. such fun projects!! your zippy pouch is adorable. I love all text, map, grid, paper fabrics too. you have a good little collection!

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  7. By comparison with sewing, knitting is very slow but we need to remember that we are making the fabric as well as the item when we knit! Imagine how long a quilt would take if we have to weave and print all the fabrics first!

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  8. Love your map embroidery, great idea to use a colouring book too. Your truffle cross stitch is just perfect for the month when nearly everyone's resolution is to cut back on the cakes - guilt free truffles what could be better?

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  9. For some reason, when you said paper-like fabrics I thought you were talking about a new substrate trend :))
    Love your honey cowl, that yarn looks like my kind of yummmy!

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  10. Looks like you have some fun projects! The zippy pouch is so cute!

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  11. Have you read the Harry Potter series before?

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  12. Your text collection puts mine to shame! Love them, Jeni! And your new zippy pouch is adorable. I joined the dessert of the month club, too, but haven't stitched mine up yet! Hi, George!

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  13. oh, you've been busy ~ love the zip bag and of course George.
    I've got whole lines of fabric (well, at least a few) just waiting to be made into something.

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  14. I love your states embroidery!
    I think I might just do one with my home state.

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  15. I'm seriously drooling over your text collection. I have quite a few now too but still wanting more. My fabric mania is totally out of control this month :) so proud of you for sticking with the knitting, you're going to love your honey cowl!

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