sshhhhhhh! i'm cheating on my sewing projects.........with knitting.

I'm currently knitting a simple mitten pattern, in some of the prettiest yarn ever.  I tried two other patterns with cables and texture, but they just didn't work with this yarn. 

This solid color, smooth yarn is a departure for me.  I usually pick a heather yarn, or a tweedy yarn or variegated.  I like nubby and thick/thin yarns.  And I usually wear something  in a muted tone.
But these bright green mittens will be for ME!

So, anyway, my sewing machine may feel neglected for a bit.  
In the meantime, mitten puppets with double point needles area fun way to entertain a toddler.

green mittens in progress

Warmer Days Ahead

I have a collection of vintage sheet fabric.  I pick them up at thrift stores and then cut them up for sewing projects.  I love picking ones with sunny, bright colors. 

lemons and limes top

This quilt is roughly 40 x 40" and will be a baby quilt for donation.

I had so many scraps already cut up that I just arranged pieces and sewed it 
all together in a day. Getting it basted and quilted will take me much longer, 
but I just had to share a peek (or two) of my work in progress.

lemons and limes top

The sunny fabrics sure were fun after shoveling all of that snow this week!