But here's the mystery: where might some of you have seen this same quilt before? Does anyone else's wonderful quilt blog come to mind????
In other sewing news, I finally bought this book which I have been eyeing for some time:
This book is wonderful! It tells you how to design custom-fitted skirts by making your own patterns. Now that I have a little zipper experience under my belt (an unintentional pun, but apt...), I am going to make myself some comfy skirts from my stash. I thought I'd start with this one:
The fabric behind the book is what I'm planning on using for the skirt. I think it's a Kaffe Fassett(?) that someone gifted me (forgive me, I don't know fabric designers), but I love it. It looks like ornamental cabbages growing in wood chips! I love the rick rack on the bottom--I think I can find some jumbo minty green, but I'll have to see what Wal Mart actually has. When you live on a tiny island waaaaay out in the middle of nowhere, sometimes you just have to settle for what's available!
I don't know why I can sew Feathered Stars and Mariner's Compasses without hesitation, but the idea of making an article of clothing freaks me out. I think it's the non-flat factor. My mind works great in two dimensions, but goes all screwy in the third one. Covering a 3-D body with a flat piece of fabric seems impossible to me. We'll see.
A few of you wanted to see the earrings I bought yesterday after my haircut: As you can see, they are BIG and fun. I didn't buy really expensive ones, just in case I was in a "mood" that made me go all crazy over wild giant earrings. Temporary insanity, unfortunately, is sometimes only temporary. But I love them for now! I wore the pair on the far right to breakfast this morning and I felt so pretty and feminine. Some women are shoe people, I'm an earring girl. Nothing like a pretty pair of earrings to make me feel shiny and new.
And some of you were wondering what I was going to do with all those single skeins of yarn:This orange and yellow aspires to be these:
Mittens! I want to try two-color knitting, and I want to make mittens! The above are adorable, aren't they? I want to make them in the orange and yellow wool above. You can find the free pattern at Elliphantom Knits.
Bird in Hand Mittens, by Kate Gilbert
Squirrely Swedish Mittens, a free pattern by Elliphantom Knits
I bought all the yarn in pairs--each color has a partner. I'd like to do a couple of two-stranded hats, too! Gee, I hope I like doing two-color knitting. I guess I was in sort of a "mood" that day...heh heh.