So if you have been following my blog or for that matter plan to, you will know that my friend Brandy is getting married soon (well, still no date). Of course, I LOVE to quilt and the upcoming wedding seemed like the perfect reason to make a quilt!
I had picked out fabrics for this quilt prior to knowing about the wedding, but these colors are PERFECT (I think) for Brandy, so since I had picked these colors anyways, I am making my latest mystery quilt for her!
For the past couple of months I have had the privilege of being a preceptor to an experienced LPN who decided to go back to school and get her RN BN!
It has been a wonderful experience, I will admit that I learned some things as well. I never actually really understood what LPN's do as my entire RN BN career has been exactly that and I have always worked in specialty areas PICU/Peds Home Care/Diabetes Education where there has never been LPN colleagues.
Tomorrow is her last day, and so to remember her time with me and just say good-bye and good luck, I made her a small parting gift (the scarf I knit while on route to Whitefish, Montana).
Now, I just needed a way to wrap it. Well, thank goodness for my Paper Pumpkin kit from a few months ago:
I have been a little on the delinquent side with my crafting/blogging for the past few days as my life has been occupied with working over time, and having had an epi-pen day (sad face).
Since it snowed (again) today and there appears to be NO chance of spring arriving any time soon, I decided this evening that I felt well enough to sit up and knit on my November Knit Along (correct, not a typo). It seemed like a completely reasonable thing to do because I will likely be able to finish this project and get some wear out of it before spring arrives!
I love how the detail shows up in the picture and makes the effort all the more worthwhile!
This weekend we road tripped down to Whitefish, Montana. I love the area, it's just so pretty, and there are several awesome quilt shops within "sneezing" distance. Yes, of course I stopped in ; )
On the way down though, I knitted,and here is what I completed in a few hours:
The rest of the trip was spent playing car games with my son and enjoying the scenery:
Somewhere in the Middle of Montana? Yes it was snowing/raining at the time of this picture : )
Here are the locals who were also staying at the same resort:
My son enjoyed taking pictures of these locals everyday, they would come right up to the cabin to check in on us I think.
Lastly, the road used to access the cabin we were staying in!! This is actually the good portion! The rest of the road was too bumpy to get a good picture, and we were not sure that if we stopped the car we would be able to get going again, as the tracks ahead were soft, squishy MUD!!!!
Hope this inspires your own creativity...
p.s. Will post some of my finds over the next few days as I unpack : )
Last night I decided that I should really start doing some of the quilt kits and patterns that I have been squirreling away in my craft room as I am likely to return home with a few more before the weekend is over.
I found this kit for these place mats and decided I could start on them:
I know spring is arriving, but once I get the art of these down to a science then I can start on some spring or summer ones!!!
Way back last summer on one of my trips to Prairie Points Quilt Shop I stumbled across a block of the month that was being made for a shop sample.
I LOVED it. The colors were not my default colors, but the pattern was so neat that I just decided I HAD to participate.
This Block of the Month started in January, but I did not pick up the blocks until February, so here is Block 1 of 9!
Well, actually a part of Block 1. I am currently working on the rest of the larger block that this belongs in, but there are lots of little pieces that one could go very wrong with and it's late, and my blood sugar is low, so I quit on it for tonight. Will try again tomorrow.
Since it's Friday I decided I better get back into the habit of posting something on the Krafting Krew site.
I ventured down to my craft room which happens to have three quilts on the go right now, and I stared at all my paper crafting supplies with a big question mark over my head (seriously). What to make? No idea!
So, I decided it was time to reference my go to place when I cannot think independently and participate in Mojo Monday 335.
Here is what I came up with:
I love the bicycle paper as well as the recent bicycle stamp from Paper Pumpkin so all in all I think it's fun, and I plan to send it off to my friend tomorrow of whom I always seem to be behind on sending post to.
After working an additional shift at work today/yesterday, when I got home I was too tired to sleep, so I went to my craft room and did some quilting : )
As I posted the other day, I am making two versions of the Mi Vida Loca quilt.
Here is "my " version of this quilt:
I got a bunch of this fabric a while back just because it has music notes on it (I'm always a sucker for musical stuff) and have decided to use it in this project (my last mystery quilt had music notes in it too!!!).
Good Evening Internet Friends. I have decided that I am addicted to fabric and yarn. There, I said it!
Does this mean I will go to some re-hab venue or something? No, not likely; I will make a trip to Ponoka, for fabric, not mental health : )
Last evening I started on yet another mystery quilt project: Mi Vida Loca.
Here is Step 1:
This quilt is actually being made for a friend of mine. When I was picking out the fabrics she kept coming to mind (she likes brownish earthy colors). Well, she is now engaged to be married, so I figured this would be the perfect wedding present for her! A quilt from ME!
Hope this inspires your own creativity...