Monday, November 30, 2009

It Must Be Christmas !!!!!!!

It's that time of year when I'm hearing the old familiar tunes and smelling the Peppermint Mochas at Starbucks! It must be Christmas! I just finished my Christmas Quilt for this year. It's hard to show the detail involved because it's such a large quilt, but I sure enjoyed making it. It is a Crabapple Hill pattern by Meg Hawkey. She was in the Seattle area two years ago and I was fortunate enough to take a class from her. I have gotten hooked on Redwork and am now working on another one of her designs. All the blocks are stitched in Red DMC floss and I used a variety of reds, whites and beige fabrics. I had it quilted by Krista Withers and she is an absolute genius. I wish you could see the beautiful detail of her work! If you click on the picture of the full quilt you can see a closer look at all the blocks.
Hanging this quilt was like putting up a Christmas tree for me! I can now sit in my chair and enjoy the snow people having a good time!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Meeting Jared

It was SO nice to meet Jared Flood and be able to show him my Girasole and Hemlock Ring! He did a book signing at Churchmouse Yarn and Teas and was so personable and wonderful. I was surprised he was so accomplished at such a young age! The evening was very nice with many of his pieces on display as well as champagne and chocolates! Yum! I hope all of you will have an opportunity to meet Jared at some point, as well as knit one of his designs!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I'm still here and still creating!

It's been ages and I have been working on projects, just not writing on this blog. I love the project I'm posting today. It's called Girasole by Jared Flood. It is a fun project but when you work up to 640 stitches on the needle it takes great determinations to keep foraging ahead to finish it. BUT it IS finished and I'm glad I hung in there. Jared Flood is the designer and he will be appearing in the Seattle area, so I intend to take it to show him. I also have another one in red started!