Things that make me happy Monday

31 08 2009

Many things are making me happy today, maybe some of them will make you happy too!

Some new fabrics:

Pretties for me!

You all know that I like gnomes just about as much as I like mushrooms, so when I saw the fabric on the left, I just had to have some! Willard the gnome is by Pocketful of Pinwheels on etsy and is an original design by Ariel that she gets printed at Spoonflower. The fabric on the right is some Liberty of London that Carol brought back for me from London. It’s a gorgeous fabric and I’ll use it in one of my next quilts. Thank you Carol!

Finishing and mailing off my DQS7 quilt to my pal. I really hope she likes it!

Finished quilt for DQS7

Finally getting started on sewing my box bags for Stitches East and local yarn stores.

Finally getting started on bags for the show

I was hoping to get a lot more done today but my machine broke again today (same part as last week) and I brought it back to the shop to get looked at. After realizing that the hook assembly (the part that the bobbin goes in) must be defective, they put in a new one. Thankfully they had a spare of the part or I would have had to wait 2 weeks! So I am very, very happy that now my machine should not break again.

I’m thrilled that although August was pretty slow for my etsy shop, I sold 8 bags over the weekend. And 5 of those today. It makes me really happy that I’m not sewing for nothing. But now it looks kinda empty now, gotta go sew!

I usually don’t put pictures of myself on my blog but since I had a couple free hours this afternoon, due to the sewing machine being in the shop, I stopped at a hair salon and got an overdue haircut. I love it, it’s exactly what I wanted and I just had to share!

New do

I’m finally making some progress on my Pomatomus sock and only have 2 rows left to knit before the ribbing. So if I can get an hour away from my machine tonight, I might be able to finish them. I really was hoping to finish them by the end of the month, so I just might have to do it!

2 rows left then the cuff!

Last but not least, I just have to have this. If you love it too, make sure to leave one for me!

What makes you happy today?

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Things that make me happy Monday

20 07 2009

Cute mushroom stitch markers from Terrariooms on etsy. I bought these especially for future box bags with my favorite mushroom fabrics. I hope to have more made soon!

Mushroom stitch markers

A prize from from the June Play Yarn Dash, some really pretty dpns from Yarn Cloud. I’ve been playing this since the beginning, and it’s fun! You discover new online stores and there are some cool prizes you can win!

Yarn Dash prize

A finished Strips and Bricks quilt top. Since this picture I’ve created the quilt sandwich and next weekend I hope to start the quilting on it.

Strips and Bricks quilt top

The quilting on it is going to be so much easier because of my last item on my list of things that make me happy this Monday.

My new craft room!

Craftroom remodel - New desk

This weekend DH and I went to IKEA and bought a new desk and shelving unit and rearranged the remaining pieces of furniture. I now have a really awesome set up and I’m so, so happy about my sewing room! Every time I look at it I just have to smile! You can see more pictures right here. I still have a bit of reorganizing left to do but it’s almost done. Did I say that it made me really happy yet? : )





Things that make me Happy Friday

10 07 2009

I was going to post today about my UFOs, but I think that this post is going to be more fun!

This morning I met with my dear friend Carol for a coffee and she had the most amazing present for me! She made me a pair of socks, for me! About 2 months ago she was working on a pair of Nutkins for herself, the firstĀ  sock was coming out too small so she had me try it on, and it fit me perfectly. So she decided that she’d make them for me for my birthday! Fast forward to today and now they’re mine! Aren’t they lovely? And they fit me so well too, like they were made to fit me and only me! I’m a very lucky girl to have such a wonderful friend. Thank you Carol!

Nutkins for me!

If this non-summer we’ve been having lately continues, I’ll be able to wear them soon!

I got some great fabrics in the mail too. These were from a swap with Elizabeth:

Erin McMorris fat quarter stacks

There’s over 20 Erin McMorris Wildwood fat quarters plus 2 pieces of fun Alice in Wonderland fabric. Wildwood is a great collection and will make a great quilt one day.

I cast on last weekend for Cosmicpluto’s Milkweed shawl and it’s going along quite well. It’s still small enough that it doesn’t take very long for each row. I try to do at least a row every day and more when I can. I’m using HandMaiden Mini Maiden for the yarn and wow, that’s a gorgeous yarn to work with. The finished shawl is going to be a pleasure to wear.

Milkweed Shawl, charts A, B, C and B

Last but not least, I’m happy that my sewing machine is finally operational again, and I was able to finish 2 box bags this morning. I’ll be finishing up a few more over the weekend! It’s good to be able to sew again.

Just finished

Of course, the fact that today is Friday and that I’m enjoying my early weekend makes me happy too.

What makes you happy today?





Things that make me happy Monday

8 06 2009
  • Freshly picked peonies

Peonies

My favorite flowers

  • A brand new pair of socks

Finished Spring Forward socks

Spring Forward socks knit in Tricoquelicot [Ravelry details]

Won a contest over at Coco knits!

Some lovely cashmere and Rowan Cocoon that will make yummy cowls and some lovely yarn that will make gorgeous shawls. Thank you Nicole!

  • Mysterious Genevieve

Mysterious Genevieve

My first Black Apple print, surely not the last.

What makes you happy this Monday?

ETA: Something that would make next Monday super happy: winning the contest over at The Fabric Shopper! You can win your own fat quarter bundle from Whipstitch Fabrics. How could I pass that up? : )