Weekly Snapshot

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another weekly snapshot! I've been doing lots of fun things since last month's update, because I get too busy preparing for Quilt Market again! I love traveling with my Singer Featherweight, so my travel bag has been getting a lot of use.  I am hoping to have a pattern ready for the set this Spring! I need to make one for my white Featherweight anyways!

Screenprinting Class
Two weekends back, I headed out to Iowa for a crafty weekend with Deedee and Anna! We took a screen printing class at Home Ec Workshop in Iowa City.  It was a BLAST! Seriously, we had so much fun! It's such a cute shop too, if you're ever in the area! I decided to do a little print to use for knitting bags! I can't wait to stitch some up!

Birthday Cake
I have a Spring Day birthday, and it was wonderful to celebrate with a fun weekend! Deedee is an amazing baker, check out this crazy awesome cake she made for me! Seriously, she's the best. And, the inside of the cake is purple, my favorite color!

Yarn Dyeing
This past weekend, I went up north to visit Holly! It had been almost two years since I had last made the drive up, so it was really nice to visit again! We did all kinds of things, including two rounds of yarn dyeing! We are both totally hooked! My two yarns are on the left, and Holly's are on the right.  I want to use them right away! Or just look at them. I can't decide!

We used the book Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece as a guide, it was really helpful. They were dyed with Jacquard Acid Dyes and MCN High Twist Fingering Yarn from Wool2dye4.com.

Holly has a crazy cute Morkie named Jackson! We caught him dreaming on my Dreamin' Vintage fabric.  So sweet!

Nordika Quilt at Mill House Quilts
A few weeks ago, I also had the pleasure of making the short trip up to Mill House Quilts for a lecture and trunk show! I loved this Nordika quilt they have hanging in the shop.  It's available as a kit on their website, here.

Patchwork Threads T-shirt
I treated myself earlier last month to a new t-shirt from Patchwork Threads! They've got all kinds of awesome quilty t-shirts, make sure to check them out!

"HI!" says George!


  1. Cute Shirt Jeni!! I am holding out for a really cute V-neck! I love those shirts and that company had such a cute idea :) PS - That bag is awesome :)

  2. Love what you are up to. Thanks for sharing the Patchworks Threads link, love what they are making!!

  3. Yay! Thanks again for such a great weekend! Excited to see your knitting bags and use your featherweight pattern! :) Say hi to the Rabbit for me!!

  4. Love it all so much Jeni! The yarn turned out amazing!!!!! Seriously so impressed. :)

  5. The yarn looks awesome. You own a black AND a white featherweight? You are so lucky!! I'm completely hooked by mine! Happy birthday!


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