Thursday, October 30, 2008

A little sewing, stitching and knitting, Glorious Sunrise

This moring as I sat at my desk, I looked up in time to see a glorious sunrise. I jumped up and took my camera out to capture the moment. I love the view out my office window, but this was one of the best.

I have been working alot this week, but when I get a moment I run to the sewing room, at least until someone comes in and says, " there you are" :))) My favorite part of winter is that I get to spend alot of time in my sewing room. So late fall I really get the itch to be in there... and since my office is in my home, I can take hobby breaks from the computer....

This little wool stitchery block is a BOM from Primitive Gatherings designed by Buttermilk Basin. I love sheep and Lisa's dyed wool is beautiful. It is a simple project that goes together quickly each month, I like that part..... this sheep needs some feet and the flower needs its stem but it is almost done.

I love buying fabric, sometimes I just cannot use it until I find just the right project. I just hoard it, then its a celebration using it up. That is what I am doing here with a fat quarter bundle of Daiwabo Japanese Taupes. They are mostly woven pieces which adds alot of texture to the quilt. A couple years ago, The Buggy Barn advertised they were getting them in, so I called and I asked for a fat quarter of each piece. LOLO.... such fun... well I went to my first session of a mystery class in Sept with Lawry ( can you tell I like her mysterys), from The Stitchin Post, and it was not long before we knew we were making a log cabin project. I love them, and it was a requested design. I picked out some Jo Morton pieces to go with my bundle, and a few other pieces from my stash.

We made 24 blocks last month, this month we will make 16 light colored courthouse steps variation, and 24 dark. I believe I am going to love the finished project, I may have to do some extra blocks to make the project a bed size quilt.

I am a beginner knitter, but I found this book with projects that use one skein of yarn. Named, One Skein, imagine there is a baby bolero that is so cute. I am making one for the triplets. Or is it, I am making 3 for the triplets...either way, I am!!!. I couldn't get all one color so I settled for 3 colors, darn......... using an organic cotton yarn that is so soft. The back has a little pattern that was fun to make and hey not even hard. I felt so clever when it was done..... I have to get snapping, Jaxon is growing fast. I went to see if they had a bigger pattern but they didn't so this gramma has to get going... lol.... it is a fun project to make. I made one in pink for a friend who had a granddaughter, that slowed me down but it was good practice.

I received the cutest pictures of the boys last weekend, my DIL's mother came for the weekend and my son and DIL went on a date to the neighborhood party. They dressed up as prisoners, ball and chains with Hayden, Ethan and Jaxon's name on them. LOLOLOL.... so perfect.....

Oh, you know I could sit a look at these boys all day......they seem to be growing right before my eyes.

Wishing you all the best this fun fall season, watch out for the ghosts, spiders and bats and boos.

Fall Blessings, Carrie


Linda said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww look at the three precious little guys! What three little punkins you have there! Isn't it wonderful they were born in this day and age when you can see them so much more often through the digital world. It must make the distance just a bit easier to take.

All your hand work is amazing. I love the sheep square!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

They are so darn cute, especially in ther Halloween outfits:)

I agree with Linda your handwork is amazing!

Kindra said...

Those boys look so cute in their Halloween get-ups!!

Great job on your stitching and knitting! The little sweater is so precious.

Have a great Halloween!

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

You live in a beautiful part of the country. I have a friend who lives out that way but have never been out for a visit. It's breath taking. Love the triplets. They are wonderful. How fun for you as the grammy.
So, you were the winner of the tea towel. I might add I was a little jealous not winning that beauty. She does such lovely work. I've ordered a few signs. They are great. Have a great weekend. :)

Carol said...

What an absolutely amazing sunrise! Your mystery quilt is wonderful...what could be better than those yummy browns, taupes and it...and those little sweaters...oh my, you are amazing. Your little pumpkins are growing right before your goodness they are so much bigger than the last picture and look at those bright eyes. Beautiful!

Karen said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Oh, the wonderful browns in your log cabin blocks!

PunkiePie said...

Beautiful sunrise. And those boys... just want to squeeze them; they are so cute!

Jen :)

Snippen' Threads said...

The babies are just too cute!! I also just love sheep. Stick a sheep on it and I am sold - lol. I'll look forward to seeing the rest of the blocks.


yellowfarmhouse said...

Those boys are certainly growing up quickly. Look them sitting all together and so dang cute. Those little sweaters your knitting up are adorable. Hope we see a picture of the boys in them when your done.

Your log cabin is beautiful - love the colors and your sheep block is cute as well. I love those Buttermilk Basin patterns - then throw in Lisa's wool - perfect.

Hugs - Karen

Anonymous said...

That sunrise is spectacular, but not as spectacular as those three boys!
I love Buttermilk Basin Designs, too. I have some of their older stitchery patterns I need to make!
Happy November. Dana

Wendy said...

I just found your blog and I'm loving it. The boys look so sweet in the little pumpkin outfits. I've started the sheep BOM but gotten off track with that project. Your knitting so wonderful, can't wait to see the boys in there new sweaters.