Friday, April 22, 2011


Hey there! Here is a page I created awhile back, I think the end of March??
There were some things that needed tweaking on it, so I added a few things and changed some stuff. So now I think I have it done. It's so amazing to me to think that I am due in 8 weeks and will be holding this little one soon!! I'm so excited!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quilt project

Remember the quilting fabric I showed you awhile back? Well, Here is the rest of the fabric I ended up purchasing to go with the quilt. I got my fabric from Here & Here. This is Michael Miller fabric, by Sandi Henderson designs in Meadow Sweet. I love these prints!

So I began on the rest of the quilt today. I needed to cut all these 1/2 yards into 2 1/2 inch strips.
 I decided to make my quilt with 10 different prints instead of the 12 that the lady suggests where I'm following the pattern from.
 This strawberry & polka dot patterns I am leaving out and thinking of making something else with it! I really love these two together!

So here's all my strips cut.

My next steps were to pair 5 different strips together to sew and then cut into blocks.

I was a little concerned that things wouldn't look right because of the many different prints and variations in the fabric. I didn't want it to look tacky and overwhelming. And maybe to some it does.

But once I started getting all the strips paired, I could see how it would look fine. (Maybe I'm not a good judge of that though). Ha!

Here's my pile of strips waiting to be sewn together!

Here is my first set of five sewn. I only got four more of these done today. And once I'm done with the pairing and sewing the strips, they will then be cut into 10x10 blocks.

I really liked all the prints and I almost didn't want to cut them in such skinny strips because I felt like it took away too much of the image of the whole thing. But it was actually relaxing and fun cutting and seeing it come together! I'm excited to get further on it and see it all put together into one thing!

Projects + Progress

Hey there!!
I finally have some pictures of something to share! Ha!
I'm trying to get these posted before I fall asleep! I am dead tired! Anyway, I have several little projects going right now and others that I'd like to begin.
I purchased some yarn from here a while back. So here's what I'm doing with it!

 This yarn above is some I just bought thinking of possibly making baby hats or booties or something out of. We'll see if I can master any of those! as I'm a beginner with knitting!

With this yarn, I'm doing a baby blanket! The colors are white and sweet potato! I love orange right now! And thought this would work fine for either boy or girl! This is the yarn I'm using.

 First several rows knitted! I love working with this yarn! It's SO soft! I'm making this knowing that there will be little mistakes along the way. But with this being my first major knitted project, I'm okay with that! And since this is such an easy stitch to do and nothing complicated, it's just the same knit throughout the whole blanket, I wasn't too scared to dive into it! The pattern for it is Here. I love that blog for inspiration! And since I've joined Ravelry, I've really been inspired and love all the free patterns and helpful tips I can find on there!

I have discovered that one thing that's really slowing me down with this project are that my hands and arms have been going numb and get very painful. I loose feeling and it starts to tingle and ache so bad!! Which really bums me out! Cause I really could get this done much faster if it weren't for that! So I've been praying through this project!