Thursday, February 11, 2010

2010 Winter Sowing and Sewing Projects

I just checked the containers on the back patio to see if anything is happening yet.
The 'sowing' project is in the waiting mode today.
However, since I've worked on being more wise with my time I've nearly finished the socks being worked in the picture below. Because they were too short for my stepdaughter they've been reworked...more than once. The toe is being woven together now on one, and the other toe is ready for finishing!
I love how they match the colors in the quilt behind me as I visited
my sister's quilting group in Vancouver.

The red socks below are nearly finished also.
They are for me, and I knit on them when I'm in a circumstance that
doesn't allow me to count stitches easily.
The bamboo yarn is sooooo soft!

The last project I've taken up this winter is a quilted wall-hanging.
I'd like to display my dear husband's fly-fishing poles, and it would be nice to hang
something 'fishy'
from them on a wall in the living room which needs some color.
I've chosen batik fabrics to work with,
and I'm embellishing the small quilt with embroidery, buttons,
and fancy stitches on my machine.

You can see that I am certainly a novice, and I am getting wonderful instruction and help from some experienced quilters like my sister and a couple of women from the quilting group in my town.
They meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday for dinner, a business meeting, and a 'show and tell'.
I can hardly wait to show mine!

I worked this fish's mouth with too many stitches, so it will be taken out and redone.
It does give you an idea of what's going on in the sewing department over here
in the wilds of Idaho!


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Fun!!! I would love a new pair of warm socks for next winter, if you have time! My feet are always cold!

Connie said...

Looks like you are keeping busy with all your creative projects. I haven't checked my wintersown containers, but I probably we've had some days in the 50's.
Look forward to seeing your fish wall quilt when it's done!

Cat said...

I will get right on your socks, Stacie! Any color, or can I choose?

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

What a neat post! Your shoulder must be feeling pretty good. Love what you're sewing. I have several wall-hung quilts and I think they look beautiful!

There was a gal who commented on my blog who said she didn't use washing soda, but baking soda instead. Maybe you could try that instead? She said she has sensative skin and it worked just as good.

Have a wonderful weekend of sewing!