Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tri-Color Cloche

Okay, I bought the yarn for this on October 20, 2008 after finding the free pattern in the yarn section. My crochet skills were really rudimentary at the time, but I thought I'd give it a try. I do remember trying one night and frogging it about 6 times, then putting everything back in the bag it came home in.

Over a year later, I unearth them (after moving and finally learning some actual crochet skills and I managed to start and finish it in less than a day and I'm pretty pleased with the results. Not the greatest picture in the world, but I like it nonetheless. AND it's my second finish for a project this year. I'll post the first closer to Valentine's Day in case someone takes a look at my blog.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Loft Creations No Strings Attached Challenge

I've been meaning to post about this but things have been a little crazy with the full time and part time seasonal job lately. But finally, here it is.

I've joined a string block quilt challenge that I found on the blog Loft Creations. We can only use fabric we already own (stash busting at its best!) and can make anything from the string blocks that we like. I've got some fabric at the house to start playing with but the majority is in a storage locker (towards the back with a LOT in front of it) and with the current cold snap it's not coming out any time soon.

So with a deadline of June 30, I'm going to work on technique with what I have and think about the fabric that will get hauled out as soon as it's warm enough to be able to stay outside for a good amount of time.

I've put a link to the challenge in the side bar. Unfortunately the sign up time is closed, but it's really cool to see what others are doing with their string blocks. There are a lot of really nice things coming out of this challenge. I just hope I can create something worthy. I'll be posting updates as I go.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Everything old is new again

I've decided to go back to my original blog name. It just came to me when I woke up this morning so I've made it happen. I've got high hopes for this year. I think it's going to be a very good year all around.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Here's to a happy, healthy and creative 2010 for everyone!!