Thursday, December 6, 2012

WIPS: quilt, sew, knit...

Just to fill you in on projects from earlier this year.  My 2012 resolutions still stand for the most part, and my biggest gap is that I may not be able to finish this quilt in time!

Here's my progress so far...



I'm so close, right?  Since I took this photo, I've already stitched in the ditch 60%, but the free-motion quilting remains to be done as does the binding.  I'll keep you posted!

In knitting, I've finished the final worsted weight project in a line for boys' knitted garments... a cute 2-color shawl collar pullover.  It's still blocking and drying.


I'm also halfway through the body of a knitted vest design I'm working on... but more pressing deadlines have taken over since the vest will be a self-published project.


And in the sewing world, I started to lay out the couture dress from Susan Khalje's Craftsy course, but am thinking the full skirt is too full.  So, I embarked upon self-drafting my very own half-circle skirt!  Why not?



Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway Vogue 7239 Winner, and more giveaways!

And the winner of the Vogue 7239 pattern is...



floralwhirl!

Floralwhirl, I'll be contacting you after this post goes public. Thank you all for participating!  Also, Ruth, your name was attached to floralwhirl's but it detached itself!  I'll send you a fat quarter from my stash as a consolation prize since I technically picked out both names.

In addition, some of my blogging compadres are running some amazing giveaways on their sites.  Check out these blogs for more giveaway fun!

Stitchery Dickory Dock

Tilly & the Buttons

The Dreamstress