Friday, January 16, 2015

If the socks fits it's a labour of love! - On The Needles

Striped Socks

I had to buy some new socks for myself this week and found quite a few for 50% off costing me less than 75 cents each.  It made me realize and appreciate how much work and effort go into knitting a pair of socks. Much more than the cost of 75 cents. I finished up these socks for my son for Christmas and he loves them so much. I am appreciate too that I have people to knit and sew for who in return appreciate me back. It's definitely a labour of love which I am happy to do!

Bright Striped Socks

This is the one that I am working on now for my daughter. She is as bright and amazing as these socks!

Linking to On The Needles at Patchwork Times!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cactus Wreath - Work in Progress Wednesday

Catcus Wreath

I have all the blocks done for my Cactus Wreath and now I need to put them together. Probably my least favourite part about quilting is trying to organize the blocks and arrange them in a pleasing way. I tend to save some scraps or extra bits in case I find I have a few blocks that are too similar.

 Bright Striped Socks

I have also started working on socks for my daughter. I love the brightness and boldness of the colour. Socks are so nice to work on. Even doing a bit at a time makes you feel like you are getting somewhere.

Linking to The Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Year in Review

1. Pinky Owl, 2. Woodland Trails, 3. Rainbow Bright, 4. Flurry, 5. "C The Tulips", 6. My Three Hearts, 7. Christmas countdown, 8. Christmas tree, 9. Boxy Pencil Case, 10. Star Pencil Case, 11. Pencil Case Pouches, 12. Sock Monkey Pencil Case, 13. Cable Socks, 14. Striped Socks, 15. Mug Rug, 16. Potholders, 17. Poinsettia table runner, 18. Halloween table runner, 19. Poinsettia Christmas Runner, 20. Owl be waiting

I had a good year in terms of getting my projects done. I stuck to my objective of focus for the year, and worked on projects until they were completed. I did not start too many new projects and most of those I got done. As always looking back on the year I accomplished more than I realized. I hope to continue that trend this year too!