Sunday, November 29, 2009

in my element

grant caught me spending my day the way i wish i could spend most of my days...staying in my pjs, archiving my pictures, looking at fabric with it all in arms reach. back to the grind starting tonight...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

thank goodness!

quilt squares for collaborative quilt with Jenni for Mountain Baby Blanket Project

it has been such a great week filled with crafting, friends, food, and festivity! only two and a half more weeks of school and then a WHOLE month of this!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

wedding quilt

{all photos courtesy of simple beans}

Oh man... did i receive the package of a lifetime last week!! in general getting mail is one of my favorite things. it is one of those simple things that can make your day so much better...

so you might remember that we (i) decided that we wanted our wedding guest book to be a quilt. one of my bridesmaids headed up the project...she designed the quilt, cut all the fabric, and brought it to the wedding. we had all of the guests sign a rectangle of muslin and she took them all home to stitch it all together. she finished it a few weeks ago!

i am IN LOVE! Grant and I hadn't read any of the squares so it was really fun to sit down and read them together. i am so excited to have this to remind us of that day.

for a while there i was getting SO tired of our wedding fabric,... just saw it so much while planning the wedding and i have a TON left so i always am staring at it in the craft room. well...when this arrived all that went away. i am back in love!

jess enlisted the help of our friend, jenni, to help do the actual quilting. didn't she do so great!? she stippled over all the patterned fabrics leaving the signed parts alone so they were easier to read. oh the talent of these women!

thank you both so very much. grant and i will treasure this for the rest of our lives...we truly appreciate it. Jon - you too receive a special thanks... for moral support and fabric input ;-)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


yay! something for me! I really want to start knitting more for Grant and I - I love knitting for others, but there is always a birthday or holiday to make something for someone. There will be a few more store-bought gifts, but I think that is just fine. These are really great. I was all about the Toast pattern without the thumb hole, but then I saw jenni's and started thinking about how cold my hands get while I type - gotta have the thumb hole! So happy with the results! Although I am starting to get frustrated that my stitches are uneven when I knit. I keep thinking it will get better with time, but it doesn't seem to be improving - any advice??

Bottom line - these are awesome. you should make 'em!

pattern - toasty free!
yarn - cascade yarns 220 heathers in grey (8401)
...also detailed on my ravelry page

Thursday, November 5, 2009

so very necessary.

after a bad day, all this + my rocking chair = much better evening.