Monday, June 22, 2015

Great Giveaway

I am so excited to be a small part of Handmade Christmas Cheer by Pat Wys.  When Pat started writing this book, she knew that she wanted to include several wool projects and wanted me to supply the wool!!!  I couldn't believe it.  What an opportunity, I was soooooo excited.  I was even more excited  a few weeks ago to see a copy of the book.  Every project in the book is absolutely over the top.  If you are going to purchase a new Christmas book this year, this is definitely the one to buy.  I received a copy of the book from Pat's publisher, Martingale, to use in a giveaway.  So here goes.  To win a copy of Handmade Christmas Cheer and a bundle of 4 fat quarters, one each in red, green, blue and white.  Perfect for any Christmas project.  For an opportunity to win, go over to Pig in a Blanket Wools  and leave a comment about your favorite type of handwork, wool applique, applique, stitchery or something else. The winner will be announced on Sunday.  Good luck.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Love my new bag

Just finished my new bag, the pattern is Victoria by Sue Spargo.  I bought the pattern several years ago with intentions to  make it and just never did.  When I started dyeing wool I knew that I would one day get around to making it.  The wool section is all my hand dyed wools, the green corduroy is from a pair of my dad's pants, along with the brown corduroy.  The buttons are from  my mom's button box, I have no idea how old some of them are.  The green and bronze upholstery came from old pillows from the house where I grew up.  This is going to be my new knitting bag.  Can't wait to show my mom.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Busy day at the dye pot

 Monday was spent at the dye pot, first time since school has been out.  I love to dye when I have all day and don't have to worry about time r estraints.  I came up with a great new red, and a new gold I am calling Sunflower.  My new green is called Jade.  It didn't turn out quite the way that I wanted, I was aiming for a darker green but it is a pretty shade.

Blue, gold, red.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Great retreat

Austin Blue Bird, BJ's version
 Last weekend I went to the Charlie Elliot Center for a great sewing retreat put on by Leisa and Nancy.  They did a great job, can't say enough about how nice it was.  It was great to see everyone, since I am still working and most of my sewing buddies are retired it was great to spend the weekend with all of them.  Even more it was great to be inspired by all of their great projects.
Over the River by Teresa

Disappearing Pinwheel by Julie, love this one, might have to try it.

18 years and counting

 Eighteen years ago yesterday, DH and I were married in Las Vegas, seems like yesterday.  It has been the best 18 years ever looking forward to many, many more.  While dyeing wool yesterday, DH came home with these beautiful flowers.  I only get flowers twice a year, my birthday and our anniversary.  Love them.  We went out to a nice dinner at our favoirte Italian restaurant, Alfredo's.  If you live in  Atlanta, give it a try; it doesn't look like much on the outside but it is great.
DH asked what I wanted for our anniversary, we just happened to be at Costco at the time  and I said that I would like the Outlander book, which I have never read, much to my surprise I got the whole series, can't wait to get started.