Saturday, January 29, 2011

No Worries

Hello Friends,
    Thanks to those of you who e-mailed me because you were worried about me since I hadn't been on blogger this month.  Bloggers are the nicest people.  I so wish we all lived close enough to get together for tea!  I'm fine.  I've just been taking a break while I evaluate my New Year's resolutions. I have truly enjoyed reading and posting blogs and I am thankful for all  the lovely local people who have supported my little sewing business.  But (and I'm talking about a big But(t), I have found that all the time that I put into sewing for my business and making things to post on my blog has not done my backside any favors.  Over the last couple of years I went from being a very active person to kind of a slug.  Funny how the less I moved, the less I wanted to move.  Science has proved that right? A body in motion tends to stay in motion. improve my health and loosen up my tight clothes I have decided to get back to my old active self.  That means pretty much giving up my sewing business and spending less time crafting things to show on my blog (Unfortunately, I'm a slow crafter so it takes me a long time to make anything).  I'm not giving up blogging, just slowing down quite a bit.  I will definitely be reading your blogs but I apologize in advance for my spotty blogging.

Having said all that, I am currently working on a couple of quilts that I will blog about later and I have completed some knitted scarves since my last post.
Doesn't this look like..

this candy? 

Colors don't look quite so bright in this picture (ooh, just shaking my fist at gray winter days that drain the color out of everything!)

Made this lovely scarf out of Lion Brand Yarn's "Amazing" yarn which is 53% wool and 47% acrylic.  The color changes are truly "amazing" don't you think.  Find this free pattern HERE.

Irish Hiking Scarf.  Pattern by Hello Yarn.   

Finally, a meandering rib scarf.  Pattern HERE

Hugs!  Rumi

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fabric goodies, Snowmen

This came in the mail today--my order from Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works. She has great fabric in her online fabric shop.  Go check it out!
a stack of black and white fabrics and 2 Australian fabrics.  Thanks Jackie! 

Starting to put away the Christmas things today.  Kinda sad about that but at the same time, it will be nice to get the house back to normal.

The snowmen can stick around a bit longer.