Friday, August 1, 2008

Adventures in Craft Land

I've been a little obsessed with this Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt I've been working on, which is a good thing. I mean, when you have 999 pieces that need to be hand sewn and each piece takes about a hour to prep and sew completely, you better be obsessed in order to complete it. So, I go to knitting meeting with it, doll meeting with it and work on it at work (during lunch of course).

Well, I decided to delve into my fabric stash for more floral fabrics to add to this quilt. Not just my stack of scraps, but all my yard pieces, fat quarters and fabric sample collections have a hexagonal chunk cut out of them now so long it's a floral print. I still have a few more lurking in places, but I pretty much attacked everything. I haven't done the final count, but that should put me about 700 of the 999 when I finish basting. That should keep me occupied for a while.

I also have my next 2 knitting projects planned. Brooklyn Tweed really has been a inspiration with his designs. They keep me drooling even if I can't share his love of wool and wool like fibers (alpaka, mohair, etc.).

I also stopped by Fiber Notion last night. I didn't buy anything (I'm being good, besides I really can't afford to buy much of anything other than some food until payday yet again) but we had a nice long chat. I'm so sorry it's slow for these store owners. They really do bring us much joy and creativity, and let's face it, they pay a shitload in rents. I just hope them the best.

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