Thursday 6 December 2012

One Stitch at a Time

I'm sorry I've been so quiet lately. The usual November gloom got me badly this year, and threatened to take December with it. But I am putting my foot down. Going to try to work a bit more time for me and the things that make me happy into my days. Like these little Candy Stripe Long Johns. I LOVE to knit them. I wouldn't be stopping either, but I have just run out of red yarn. The last batch of the year will be shipped to their new homes today, so I thought I would take a moment to share their picture. I am really proud of these little knits, made from my own pattern. And it makes me so happy to knit them for others who love them too.

What I want now is more time for sewing. I've missed my machine badly. Last Saturday I decorated my studio a bit, so there is a tiny winter wonderland in there, just waiting for me to come and play. And that is just what I intend to do. I'm currently working on In Colour Order's Colour Hex Quilt Pattern. It's coming together nicely so far. I'm using a selection of Center City prints and co-ordinates on Kona Coal. I intend to quilt it myself too, as I really really need more machine quilting practice. I'm starting to appreciate my own wonky quilting and trying to be less perfection obsessed. I really really love Jeni's pattern. It totally pulled me out of my sewing flump. I'm considering making a bed sized half-hexy quilt for me using the same construction.

I'll try to actually do something with the photos I can't stop taking. They never seem to make the leap from camera to computer these days. But I won't force them. For now it is time to sew.