what happened to summer?

Gosh it's been awhile. I did not mean to take such a long break from blogging, I kept thinking I need to a post but things piled up. This summer just flew by. It's been so hot, barely any rain and just lots of general busy things. We didn't do any camping this summer even though we meant to. I literally wilt in this heat. I am not born for this weather, I am meant for cold and rain and snow. There is a hint of change in the morning air. Its a good feeling. The evenings aren't so stifling either. 
Enough of the weather, what have I been working on. Lots of this and that. Of course knitting but some sewing as well. 
First up is a quilt I started about 2 weeks ago, basically just have to sew it up and I am pretty sure I will just do ties instead of quilting. 
I had a big pile of plaid flannels and vintage plaid fabrics. I cut a bunch of 6" squares. I was browsing etsy awhile back late at night as you do when you can't sleep. This happens to me when my husband is away out of town for work, which isn't very often, thankfully. I found a listing for 49 3" hearts, all vintage fabrics. I didn't know what I would do with them at the time but I liked them and they went perfect with my flannels and plaids. So I appliqued them to 49 squares. I used a zigzag stitch after spray glue basting them to the squares with brown thread. My husband has been requesting a non 'girly" quilt. So this will be great for fall and for him. I am using a quilt from ikea for the "batting" and I won't do any binding. Keeping it really simple since it will be a lap quilt for the couch and I'm sure the dogs will cozy up into it.  I love it already but haven't had much time to finish it. Won't take long its just a matter of blocking of an afternoon to do it. 
I also decided to work on some epp, and did some hexies with my vintage calicos in stash. I think it will be a 16" pillow. I used glue for basting. So much easier on my hands. The hexies are 1.5".  I might make two, I love the layout so much!
I just finished blocking a very squishy and cozy scarf. The pattern is the Leftovers Cowl but I made quite a few mods. First off its not a cowl but you can read all those on my project page. I used a lot of patterns from Fairisle Motifs book plus the charts in the pattern. This book was a great find at a used book store for just a few dollars that I discovered quite awhile ago, and its an invaluable resource for knitters. Its a great book to have in the library. I really really want to make another scarf since I still have quite a bit of leftovers. Trying hard not to cast on just yet because I have other things I need to finish, like some sock patterns that are in progress. Speaking of socks, I did finish some beautiful socks that were done with hue loco minis. I am so grateful and lucky she gifted me this set, I absolutely loooooved the yarn & colors. Just perfectly autumn. I called them Autumn Rainbow and I used a stitch pattern from one of my other favorite books by Barbara Walker. 
For those of you wondering & who have inquired if I might be doing a shop update, probably not yet but I am working on another great kit autumn/halloween themed with Ashley of The Blackberry Ridge. So stay tuned!


  1. everything is so beautiful!

  2. Oh my! All the lovely happenings. That scarf is giving me all the feels.

  3. You and Andi Gallegos make such lovely things. It's very enjoyable to see. Take care!


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