Friday, October 9, 2015

Palm Springs : QuiltFest Oasis

We're in Palm Springs this week, for the QuiltFest Oasis Show....

Making it's show debut is Shooting Stars by Cindi McCracken.... I love this pattern!

I'll be teaching it in January at Cotton and Chocolate!

Have a great weekend, we'll be trying to stay out of the heat!!! It's supposed to be 106 today!


Monday, October 5, 2015

What I am doing....

Watching - Once Upon a Time on Netflix-- I got introduced to this show a few weeks ago, and I have binge watched Season 1, and am about half way through Season 2....I find the writing fascinating, and the interlacing of story lines really interesting, and besides, who doesn't love Prince Charming

Craving - Pumpkin Spice Anything.....I'm not a coffee fan, so I'd never really tried one until a few weeks ago, when I had Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate, which of course became an obsession, and now, the cream version of the PSF - Pumpkin Spice Frapucino

Doing - lots of planning for the fall and early spring

Obsessing - about yarn. Specifically the new OhLoops yarn from the Harry Potter Collection. 

Loving - the cooler temps of the last few days....I'm SO ready for fall.

Reading - Planner Reviews, I need to by a new daily planner for 2016, and I have been looking at a few different options

Wanting - a nap, preferably a long one

Pinning - lots of socks

Dreaming - up new projects and color ways

Writing - patterns, more specifically proofing patterns

Crafting - not much...I've been too busy at work to do much crafting, but in just a few weeks market will be wrapped up and free time will consist of crafternoons.

Sewing - binding on quilts

Knitting - A Barley Hat. I finished my razzle, and moved right on to the hat, super excited to finish it up in the next week or so. 

Listening - to Harry Potter on CD -- Even after 10 years, I still love the books. 

Wearing - sandals, lots of sandals

Needing - dental floss!!! My favorite brand has been discontinued, and I haven't yet found a good replacement.....

Planning - Harry Potter KAL projects

Trying - artichokes, I tried them for the first time this week.....they were pretty good, but quite a bit of work....

Saturday, October 3, 2015

October??? How did you get here so quickly???

I can't believe September is over...It seems like it was Labor Day Weekend just yesterday, but that was almost a month ago....not a lot has changed around here...its been really busy getting ready for shows and Market. We're at the final stages now, with Market coming in just two weeks. I'm just about ready, with just a couple of things to wrap up, which means it's time to start thinking about new projects....I've been reviewing some of my pinterest pages, and planning some upcoming projects.....which got me digging into my pinterest boards, realizing that I had some mis-filed pins and some duplicates, and the next thing I knew it was 2 hours later....and I still had half of my boards to review.....

and then I realized that for all the things that I pinned, there are very few that I have actually done.....very few recipes made, very few socks knitted and very few craft projects worked on....and I want to fix that, so starting next year, I'm spending one afternoon a month doing "Pinteresting" -- actually doing one of the pinterest projects. Knitting something that I saw, or using some yarn that I pinned, or a spray paint or organizing or cooking project....something that I haven't tried and something for fun, rather than for a deadline.....

Here are some items that might qualify...

SO, look out for some fun projects in the next few months, as I have a little DIY/Crafting fun.....

Have a great week!!!