Friday, April 27, 2012

Nutkin

Nutkin! Nutkin! Nutkin!
I finished up my Nutkin socks this morning.  This is my fourth pair of the year!  I hope you don't get sick of seeing my knit socks, because I'm not even close to being over my current obsession.  Plus, I live in a place where it is cold and snowy for approximately 6 months of the year, so I don't think I'll ever have enough warm socks!
Nutkin!
Nutkin!
This was a fun and easy knit.  I used Smooshy by Dream in Color yarn in Flamingo Pink.  I'm really into coral/pink, perfect for spring right?  More information here.

Happy weekend!
xo, A

PS - I finished up my Crackle quilt a couple weeks ago, for all of you who have asked.  Pictures coming soon!  We had a crazy snowstorm this week, and I couldn't bear to take anymore snowy quilt pictures. :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

why I don't sew often

 I just had to snap some pictures this morning while I was sewing.  Lately I've mentioned how Finley has been a busy little girl and that sewing has been pretty hard to manage.  Now I have some funny pictures to prove it. :)
Crackle binding
While I was cutting these pretty strips for binding, Finley was having a little fun on her own.
Finley - 21 months Finley - 21 months Finley - 21 months
I'm pretty sure I got up at least 5 or 6 times during the 20 minutes it took me to make this binding.  Then Eli decided to join in the fun.  What started out as a simple binding picture turned into this:
Crackle binding
and this:
Crackle binding
Oh, these kids.  As crazy as things can get, they sure make life fun.  I'm thankful.
Crackle binding
I somehow managed to get my binding sewn on, can you believe it?  Can't wait to finish this up!  I'm looking forward to some quality couch time with this little quilt. 
xo, A

ps - I was happy to see how many of you commented on my last post and said you enjoy handsewing your bindings down just as much as I do.  Glad to hear it is not just me. ;) 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

quilting the crackle quilt

quilted
Oh, today was a nice, crafty day.  It is spring break in these parts, and today turned out to be one of those rare days when the kiddos all napped at the same time.  Well, 2 napped while the oldest read books in his bed for quiet time.  And I sat at my machine for awhile. 
quilted
This morning I pulled out this quilt top, batting, and a couple coordinating prints.  I sewed the back, got everything ironed and ready to go.  Then during naptime, I basted and quilted.  Oh, it was wonderful.  I really enjoy this kind of quilting.  Man, I just really enjoyed sewing today in general.
quilted
Hopefully I'll get to work on the binding soon, I am thinking that the tiny red dot will be perfect.  I can't wait to sit down on the couch to handsew the binding down.  That is my favorite part. :)

xo, Angela