Monday, January 24, 2011

Cold hurts

I have been having lots of joint pain in this colder-than-normal weather we have been having. I can usually get my hands working but my hip is just not cooperating. It is the right hip so that is my driving and sewing hip.  Sadly I am not very coordinated, so sewing with my left foot, really really hard.  How long til spring?

Since I haven't been on the machine for a bit I have been doing some hand work. I have been stitching on my 'Over the River' by Crabapple Hill. I am still on the first of three panels, but nearly done. Of course I ran out of floss and my local Jo-Ann was out of the color I needed.  Will have to see if they restocked by now.
This is the panel I am working on:

This is the pattern:

I made a couple of cowls while I was not sewing. One I made right after Christmas, it is from Ravelry and is a free pattern

the second one I made over the week end and it is from the winter issue of 'knitsimple'.

Before the hip stopped me from using the machine, I finished the Snowbound top. Yes!!

I also made a mini for a group at the shop. It is from the book  'Country Threads goes to Charm School'. It is a really cute book, check it out if you can.

The hubby is getting cabin fever sitting around with his broken foot. I might have to take him out somewhere. Really hard to be out in the ice and snow on crutches. I told him last night that I would put his snow pants on and he could play outside with the dogs. He was NOT amused. LOL.

Happy stitching all

Friday, January 14, 2011

Catching Up

Hard to believe that we are halfway through January already. I really have some catching up to do. I have been following my favorite blogs, just haven't gotten around to posting. To catch up a bit... I had a nice holiday with my girls, my sister, my niece and my aunt. The hubs had to work and my Dad wasn't feeling well. We had a good time laughing and being together.

Big news: DD#1 got engaged the day before Christmas eve. So excited for here and K (he had to work Christmas eve too). They are looking at summer of 2012 for the wedding. A couple of days after the New Year arrived, we got a call that my other niece is engaged. Their wedding possibly October 2012. 

While I was out shopping before Christmas, I saw that Target had the red Wii on sale. I bought one for the hubs and I. I got Wii fit and Wii yoga as gifts. (Very excited). DD#2 was home for the holidays and she got Guitar Hero (the band set) so my Wii was in use while she played her new Wii drums and her other new games. I happily gave over the new Wii to her to use during holiday break. Today she headed back to school. Before she left she moved the Wii for me so that it is in 'my room'. Woohoo!!! I played tennis and bowling and I even did some boxing.

On to quilty news:
I finished my last Snowbound block. The blocks are together and I am working (slowly) on getting the borders on.

I quilted this Halloween panel. I got this as a kit. Just a panel and a couple of borders. Sorry, I couldn't put it away cause you know what happens then..Right?  It just doesn't get done.

I started Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. All the mystery clues are out, but I am only on step 2. Stay tuned, I will get it done. Eventually.

I made a shop sample for a beginner class on 'Turning Twenty'. Here it is in progress, I took it to the shop without getting a picture. Duhhh. I do want to get it on the frame and quilt it, so I will get a photo then.

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe.
Lets go sew!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011

All my blogging friends  - I hope you have a happy new year filled with family, friends, and quilty fun. I have to get some photos and get bloggin about the holidays around here. It has been sort of hard to get good light for photos, but the sun will come out eventually!

See you soon