Yes…miscellany is a word. I had to look it up. It means a mixture of various things. So, here we go!
I finally quilted another quilt. Take a look. It doesn’t happen very often!
I pieced it in January. Its about time its finished. I bound it last night and threw it in the wash machine. It’s pretty cuddly now!
The pattern is called “It’s a Bling Thing” by Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures. It’s in the book Let The Good Times Roll. The fabric is a Chez Moi line from Moda. I don’t remember what line it was and I’m too lazy to figure it out!
Oh…while I’m at it, I have another quilt top finished from the same book!
I finished this quilt in September at our retreat. It’s an older Sandy Gervais line. Celebrate Spring??? If I walked to my sewing room, I could tell you, but again I’m too lazy!
My Hero and Dreamboy went to the Vikings game yesterday afternoon, so I decided to try something that could have been very detrimental to my kitchen. I dyed some yarn.
I have to confess, I feel rather guilty for dying someone else’s handdyed yarn. I ordered 4 skeins of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Peru in the Oregon Red Clover Honey colorway. It one of my favorites. It’s a warm honey gold. When the yarn came, I remembered that alpaca takes dye much differently. It was a pinky taupey yucky color. Now remember, I’m a huge BMFA fan. It’s not their fault. It’s the alpaca’s fault. So…I fixed it! Actually, I got really lucky, because I know next to nothing about dying wool.
I wish I’d taken a before photo, but I didn’t think of that! Here it is, coooking away!
I hung it in the laundry room last night, over the sink. My laundry room smelled like stinky wet sheep. Here it is this morning, continuing to dry.
I love it!!! As soon as it’s dry, I’m starting this.
Oh, and I knit a cowl from some of my handspun. I really hate thick and thin yarn, so it was somewhat painful to knit. I’ll show you as soon as it’s dry. It’s actually going to be very pretty, I think.
I have a very quiet week this week. There’s almost nothing on the calendar, except after school running with the kids. I have big plans!!! Here are some projects on my list:
1. Finish some more quilt tops. At least two just need borders.
2. Quilt a Christmas quilt.
3. Cook a turkey and a pork butt on the Big Green Egg. I did the hugest grocery run I’ve ever done on Saturday!
4. Work on my spinning. At this point, everything is hopelessly overplied.
5. Laundry…it’s what every mom does for fulfillment….ha!
6. Enjoy our fabulous fall weather. It’s coming to an end soon. It was 36 degrees this morning!
See…I told you this post was going to be full of miscellany! Time to tackle my list.