Friday, June 12, 2009

So much to tell and show....

Last week, I accomplished so much. I was marking things off my list left and right. I blocked my "Piece of Pi" Shawl. I finished a lace knit table runner. I still need to block this. I finished my shawl on my Triangular Loom and got to break that loom down and get it out of the way.
I finished Zoe's dress and shrug.
I finished Sarah's dress. I finished Emily's dress.
I finished my Scribble Lace Shawl and need to block it next week. I cleaned my loom room.
Alyssa and I finished warping her loom and started on mine. Here are the dishtowels on hers. She is so excited about weaving and her excitement is infectious.

This week, I have not been or seem to have been as productive. Maybe because I did not start the week with a list. I love this list making thing! Monday, I went to a quilting guild meeting. It was fun and inspiring, but the last thing I need is to be inspired. I have too many ideas running around in my head. I came away with some more great quilting ideas. Monday night, I had my care group ladies over for their quilting class. We made bread cloths. They enjoyed it and so did I. I wish I had taken pictures, but it was so busy, I did not even think to.
I dyed some roving Wed for my spinning day on Saturday. I hope to spin this and make an entrelac Shawl.
Here is what I am most excited about finishing. Remember the dresses at the front of this post? Well, I made myself finish them because they needed to be done before I could reward myself with finishing these. While making the first ones, I came up with this idea. That is a big problem with me. Every time that I design, another idea starts forming. It is almost like rabbits in my brain. Enjoy! Here is the plain one. It is still really gorgeous. I love madras plaid.
Here is a ladybug version.
Then a patriotic 4th of July version.A strawberry version. I have had this fabric for years. It was waiting for this project!I am from the south, so here is a watermelon version.
I am off to make another list. If you want to make some of these dresses, I am writing the pattern in baby sizes, too. I will start with size 3-6 months. I will let you know when I get them ready. So start digging in your cute fabric stash and get ready to make those little girls some cute summer dresses.
Traveling Shawl progress--It is now in Montana with Deborah . This is our 44th state! We had another article published. Check it out here. Check out our blog here.


Delighted Hands said...

What a beautifully productive week! What kind of fiber is the roving you dyed?! It is so shiny.
I have a grand daughter who would love it if I made her s summer dress like that! Thanks.

boo4baby said...

WOW! I am soooo impressed with you! That is a ton of stuff you got done! I LOVE the dresses! Can I learn to do that and crochet the top? Is it a crocheted pattern or knit? And, yes, when I return from Honduras we will get together for quilting, friend. I think we should invite Nancy, too. What do you think? I know she knows how, but she would probably like to be there seeing her granddaughters learn.