Hello! Hope you have had a lovely weekend! We got snow last night! The most we’ve had since we moved here! Sammy and I went out and I tried to show him how to make a snowman. Geez! How long did we play outside to make one? Way too long for me today because I have allergic asthma and have been having a hard time with breathing over the last week. It only happens about once a year since we’ve been in St. Louis – which is way better than Houston. Hopefully over time it will go away! Anyway… Here is Sammy with our snow cat.
Tom had to do some IT stuff for work this weekend so we hung out at home. I did a little cleaning and laundry and worked on some projects.
I sold two sets of embroidered handkerchiefs this week through my Etsy shop! YAY!
I also worked on my Skill Builder Block of the Month January blocks from Pile O’ Fabric. I got them basted and ready to quilt. I practiced some free motion quilting on some scrap fabric but then I decided to just jump in. I’ve done stippling and I’ve done easier block patterns with my walking foot but this time I set the stitch length to zero and decided to just dive in. For me, I found that I had to try things quilting down the block, up the block, and moving left to right to see which way worked best for me. Also, I can see it takes practice (I’m sure lots!) to regulate your speed and stitch length. I decided to not worry to much and just play. I’m sure I will see measured improvement over this year and end up with a pretty fun quilt!
This is my Magnum block. I need to finish it up tomorrow.
And here is the Sound Wave Block.
Can’t wait for February’s block(s)!
Finally, I have been teaching myself to knit. I could do the knit & purl stitch but casting on, following patterns, and fixing mistakes I have no experience with. I’ve been plugging away and have the casting on down! I’ve been following 2 patterns! One for a wavy scarf pattern and a cable winter headband. So far so good! I still need to read up on how to fix mistakes, though!
Here’s my wavy scarf.
And my cables! Yay!!!
Well, that’s it for tonight! Hope you have a great night and a wonderful week!