Gramps sweater (TinCan Knits) and Felted Flat Cap
Now that life has settled back into a somewhat normal rythm, if chasing an 18 month little boy could be normal, I hope to have a bit more time to be able to keep you all updated. I've had some time recently to be able to actually do some sewing *gasp*. I feel a little like a guiltly child stealing cookies when I can sneak into my sewing room for a couple of hours while Micaiah naps. I quietly shut the door and close out the world and it's just me and wonderful piles of fabric, patterns, threads, ribbons, trims and a new serger! Well, new to me anyway. I was able to find a used Pfaff Coverlock machine that is an absolute dream to use, though a bit more complicated than I had expected - oh well, more excuse to practice right?
I have a pile of projects that I am working on having completed by the end of the year so please stay tuned. Three of them are quilts, two are Civil War, and the other is a scrapy flannel kit from my Mum. One of the Civil War quilts is the Civil War Sampler by Barbara Brackman (yes, it was the QAL from a couple of years ago - a new baby sort of complicated things), and the other is a pattern from Bonnie Blue Quilts. Then there are the four quilt tops that need to be sandwiched and quilted. Then there is a list a mile long that I'd like to complete for the occasional CW Reinactment that I get to attend. Plus just general sewing and crafts, not to mention all the knitting I have planned and the spinning I would like to do.
Now, the best of all is that tomorrow I get to go to Fibres West, a local fibre show and sale. I have been wanting to go for several years, but have never had the time or money. This year I decided that I'm going! A quilting/knitting friend of mine offered to drive and I couldn't turn that down, so Jonathan gets to keep Micaiah and I am going to try to refrain from breaking the bank on luscious yarn and spinning fibre. I will admit I have had a bit of trouble sleeping this week in anticipation. Hope to see you around!