Monday, November 24, 2014

Dear Purl Soho

I hate you and I love you.  I would love to visit your store but I am afraid I would max out my credit card.  My friend recently visited New York and she went to your store twice and she bought well let's say she could have made a car payment.  I have made many of your free patterns, but when you sent out the email with the white felt wreath, it kept calling my name.  So I purchased the pattern and went to my stash.  I have everything but the sequins so I am going to get them and make this for next year.  It is simply breathtaking. 

http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/9657-Purl-Soho-Winter-Wreath-Kit

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bittersweet Win

I entered a contest to win a pattern for a tote bag from Urban Arts and Crafts.  I won one of the 5 copies of the pattern.  However, the store is closing after 12 years.  When UAC was in the River Market and I worked downtown I would often walk down there and shop and sign up for classes.  I have a lot of good memories from 12 years of classes and shopping.  I went today and got some farbric to make one of the bags and I also went shopping in my stash to find some fabric.  You will have to wait for progress pictures.  Please check out the blog from the store owner as she has a lot of great patterns and you can find her on Craftsy as well.

I wish you tons of luck Karen in your new endeavor.  Thanks for the great memories, the fun times, Anni the store cat, and making new friends through the class.

http://www.ialwayspickthethimble.com/ is the blog to follow and see what Karen is up to next. 

Here is the pattern I won.  http://www.ialwayspickthethimble.com/2014/10/03/memory-lane-quilted-tote-sewing-pattern/

Stay tuned to see what my 2 bags will look like.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

My Crop


When I was in grade school and we would go to OKC for school we had several classes on TV. One of them was science.  Dr Fishbeck (I think) had a contest one year for the longest sweet potato vine.  I got 2nd place.  Well this year I decided to grow one and see what I could get.  I let the one sweet potato root over the winter and this summer I planted it in a big flower pot and today here is my crop. Not bad for a chance.  Maybe next year I will plant 2.



Thursday, November 06, 2014

One To Watch

The mid-term elections were great.  However, one winner stands out.  This is the kind of role models kids need, not skanky girls who do nasty thing on stage or childish boys who think they are cute when they should be in jail for committing crimes.  I think this is great and I wish her lots of luck.  Maybe someday she will be a candidate for the President.  This is one woman I would vote for.

In case you don't want to read the article.  18 year old Saira Blair from W Va won her election beating out a 44 year old man.  Yes she is a Republican.  This is why she ran:  " I want to get jobs to West Virginia and one of the biggest ways to do that would be making West Virginia a Right To Work state."

Good Luck Saira, we are rooting for you. 


http://nrtwc.org/right-work-americas-youngest-lawmakers-agenda/

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

In Case Of Emergency

I think I need to make one of these for my craft room. 

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Intarsia, Not For the Faint of Heart

I have done Intarsia before but it always turned out puckered.  I just took a class and learned not to carry the floats and it is so much better.  However, there a zillion ends to weave in on the back side but... 

I wanted a new pillow for my newly painted bedroom, of course it is periwinkle, and found this pattern.  I wanted something more than a plain back.  Most of the people in class were working on coasters so I put the coaster pattern to use and made a back out of the concept.  I like the look so much I think an afghan out of the pattern is in order.


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

It is my fav day of the year.  You can celebrate the day or not, no one really cares.  It is not as much fun as when I was a kid because you have to be careful of so many things and creepy people.  However, it is a day of candy and tomorrow it will be on sale if there is any  left.  You can be who ever you want and no one cares.

Happy Anniversary to my parents as well, 60 years. 

We are finally expecting a freeze tonight, we need to kill the ragweed and then it can get warm again.  I have covered my flowers I don't want to give up yet and we will see how they fare in the morning.