Just a couple of photos from yesterday's wanderings...
We were lucky enough to be in town for Rockaway's annual Kite Festival. In addition to choreographed kite-flying exhibitions (who knew? kite-flying with music!) there was a section of single-string giants:
Then down the coast to Newport, where we found these lazy guys sunning themselves:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
After getting pretty much nothing done for quite a while, I managed to rally myself to finish (and start!) a few things in the last couple of weeks.
First, I quilted up this baby quilt from last year's rainbow challenge -- it's about 36" square and will go to the guild's collection to be donated to a local charity
Then I finished this little one called "Midnight Moths" -- most of the blocks came from a birthday swap this February and I'm so happy to have finished it up so quickly!
Ravelry, of course -- that was a really quick knit out of some very cool sock yarn
A Charming Maze" from the Moda Bakeshop blog. The photo is the first two sections out of nine. I'm using up a ton of blue scraps and small ends on this one! (it really is square at the corners, it's just that I can't take a square photo...)
Off to Portland and the Oregon coast for a while. We're expecting some rainy weather and a lot of reading and handwork in between the times when it's reasonable to venture outdoors.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
I finally finished something. For some reason I'm just not doing a lot of sewing recently -- although you couldn't tell that by the huge mess in the sewing room (aka guest bedroom)! There's a futon/sofa in there with barely room for the cat right now, and the cat is quite thin.
must. get. motivated.
Anyway -- here's my finish:
This is from a pattern called "A-Mazed" by A Quilter's Dream. It's supposed to be bigger but 4 blocks was as much as I could handle -- I'm calling it Red Maze and it measures about 35" square.