Hey! Oh, January went fast, didn't it? It was a really good month. When Amanda and I decided to take the holidays off of the Farmer's Wife quilt-along, I decided I was going to take a break from all things crafty... sewing, knitting, and blogging. Sometimes a break is good, you know? I sew, knit, and blog because it is fun. I love it. But it was too much of a good thing for me, and it was starting to feel like work. So a break was needed. I'm not sure how quickly I will jump back into this sewing/bloggy world that we share, but I am happy to be here again. So how about a little recap?
1. I made a new bag last week. I finally felt like firing up the Janome, it had been well over a month since I had turned it on. I needed a new bag, so I pulled out some Loulouthi yardage that I had bought a few months ago. I bought it with plans to make pillowcases, but Steve wasn't much of a fan, so I tucked them away. I rediscovered them the other day while I was raiding my stash for suitable bag fabrics. I remembered my friend Amanda's Loulouthi birdie sling (pattern by Amy Butler) at the Sewing Summit this fall, and I knew that it was perfect! I loved it so much, and now I have my own. It was a quick project that came together in a day, and it is so pretty and big and roomy.
2. I finished the first month of my 365 photo a day project. I am doing it on my iPad with an app, so it is super quick and easy to do. The app I am using is called "365 Photo Pro", for those of you who asked me on Instagram.
3. I knit a sock! I am so proud of myself. It went so smoothly, and it is so pretty and it actually fits! It was really fun, and I just started the second sock yesterday. I am completely obsessed with this color yarn. It is Oxblood from Madeline Tosh. I think it would be so pretty as a sweater. Which is my next knitting goal. Yes, I am ambitious, aren't I?
Okay, I'm out of here. Time for some sock knitting and Psych season 4. I love that show.
PS - I'll be back soon... the Farmer's Wife quilt-along starts back up this Wednesday!!