Friday, November 30, 2012

It's been too long.

It's been months since I've been to the sewing room to quilt... well, not exactly. I've been sewing. And knitting. I've done a lot of knitting since Hurricane Sandy blew through the neighborhood - what else was I going to do for 11 days with no power? Luckily, my order from KnitPicks showed up on day 3.

I made a sweater.

I made a hat.

I started on a scarf.

 When the power came back on, I discovered that the charm packs I ordered from Clotilde  were half an inch too short in one dimension to use for card holders.

I've made a batch of these using other fabrics for a local Winter Craft Fair that was cancelled due to the storm, and so they are now populating my Etsy shop.

So I made a large pile of QSTs (quarter-square triangles) from the charm packs, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet. They are very "scrappy" as I  just joined dark to light without much care for what colors were going together.

I still haven't finished that spiral mandala quilt, but the Harvest Quilters has a show in March and Garden State Quilters have a show in May and I want it done for those.

Last month, my Moment of Zen arrived back home from it's Hoffman Challenge Trunk Tour, and I hung it on the wall. I missed seeing it, and I love having it in the house.