Saturday, March 31, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC18 - Week 13

Welcome to Week 13 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  I'm on a time crunch and shifted my focus the last few days.  There's always a juggling act going on in my sewing room.

Here's what happened...

SUNDAY - A whole lot of laundry and not much else.

MONDAY - A meeting in the morning and helping a friend the rest of the day didn't leave much time for quilting..

TUESDAY - I was busy all day, but didn't get anything done. The afternoon was filled with a haircut and preparing for my Monthly Quilt Bee meeting.  I did get a little GREEN sewing done then:

But when the evening was done, it looked like even more fabric:

WEDNESDAY - The morning went by in a blur of bills and errand.  The afternoon was all about borders...

... Binding prep...

I finished a little basket, too:

... And quilt loading:

THURSDAY - It's time to get serious.  The wedding's next week!! It took HOURS, but the quilting is done:

FRIDAY - Binding was the day's task.  Sewing it on...

... And all sewn down:

Libby at Life on the Hill Blog posted a Bonus Block for her Mystery.  Read more about that in THIS POST.

SATURDAY - LINK PARTY day over at So Scrappy blog. Check out the last of the GREEN projects.  Here's mine:

Linking up with Cynthia for Oh Scrap!

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday - Fiber Fumes

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  I'm here to tell you about my Knitting Excursion from this past Friday.

An early morning appointment at the local coffee shop...

... Was followed by a(nother) trip to Raleigh.  Back to the Fairgrounds for a completely different experience.

Our first sighting was a unicorn in a "knit" dress:

Ashley from Twist Fiber Studio took a group shot for us:

 Carolina Fiber Fest in the Kerr Scott Building at the Fairgrounds:

The Fiber Studio out of Charlotte had kits made up...

... For this lovely Find Your Fade Shawl:

This adorable sign was a gift for the owner of Mountain Top Fibers:

Super soft yarn from a new-to-me dyer, Haute Knit Yarn:

Fun speckled yarn at Cozy Color Works:

LOOK!!  A quilty project bag at Twist:

Another fun print:

Another really cute sign at Sheepish Creations:

More cute project bags at an unidentified booth:

Sorry about that!  The shop owner had her baby with her.  That little girl had the biggest blue eyes imaginable!!!

I said hello to Elizabeth at Wolle's Yarn Creations...

... And to Natasha at The Unplanned Peacock:

Dan Tracy Designs had the most beautiful wooden shawl pins that started out as scissor holders and some are still made that way:

Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm had magnetic metal shawl pins and I brought the one on the bottom right home with me since it coordinated with my earrings from Spiral Studio:

Here I am, giving the pin a try:

Beth and Cindy each go a henna tattoo:

At this booth for the Sonali Club of Raleigh:

They offered a range of pricing for henna tattoos:

The "hot" sweater for our group was the So Faded by Andrea Mowry:

I had fun building a palette around the bright yarn in the center.  Party Time was given to me as a gift last year:

Three tired, but happy shoppers:

Oh!  A quilted (or at least piecework) tote bag:

Not in this color or size, but I think I may have to make Joji Locatelli's Boxy Sweater:

A truly quilted tote:

Lunch time at Alpaca in Cary:

It's reasonably priced...

... And delicious:

Next stop...

... Warm and Fuzzy in Cary:

Colorful sheep decorations:

TONS of specialty hand dyed yarn:

I came for the Copper Penny by Hedgehog Fibres.  It's the orange one, if you hadn't guessed:

Playing with building a So Faded Sweater and changed out the lightest color over on the left:

Tried dropping off the teal color and adding both lights:

What if I used them ALL???  Tough choice:

Adorable artwork:

I really want them ALL... but can I justify the expense...

Here's another way to look at the grouping:

Beware of the Shop Dog:

This picture is for Candy, who is/was making a Happypotamus, but ran into a bit of a problem the the crochet:

Goodbye, Warm and Fuzzy:

This visit was all about the YARN!!  Special thanks to Stacy for driving.  It was a pleasure to be able to sit in the back and make some good progress on my Hoodie Shawl Cardigan.

Until next time...
She KNITS, too!!!