Monday, November 4, 2013

No stitching, but....

I got my Wearwithall Stole all blocked.  Here it is laying out to dry.  (I don't own T pins or blocking wires.  I'm casual.  lol!)


And here I am modeling the finished result.  Sorry, my mirror leaves something to be desired.


I know, I should be smiling.  But this is my first (and hopefully only) selfie -- I feel silly smiling at myself!

I didn't do any stitching this week.  Instead, I went a bit crazy with other projects.  I started this clamshell quilt.

Collections for a Cause Love Quilt (Moda)

And then decided to work on a tumbler quilt instead.

(The tumbler is doubled over, so it's twice as long as this.)

And on the weekend, I went a bit nuts with knitting.  I had to try this out.

Honeycomb Waves throw using Noro Kureyon
I found the pattern on Ravelry.

Once I tried that, I had to start working with these lovelies, so I moved on.

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe yarn for the Colorplay Mohair Wrap.
And yes,  once again, this is a result of enabling by KwiltyKim of Threadheads Unite.  If you go to that link, you will see both the Wearwithall Stole and this new project of mine.  lol!  I do have a start on this wrap, but I'll show it off next time.

I know it's time for a TUSAL pic, but I haven't been doing enough stitching to have a TUSAL pic be worthwhile.  So no TUSAL this month, sadly.

The weather is getting colder these days.  And Mia is getting all cuddly as a result.


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!


52 comments:

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful stuff! The tumbler quilt fabrics are so yummy...great deep, rich colors! What a beauty that will be! Love the selfie...I like to see who is doing the "talking" on the blogs I follow, and enjoy seeing you, even if it is only once and a while. The shawl is simply gorgeous. Your new start looks so interesting...you are wonder!
Have a great week,
Robyn

Erica said...

Your shawl is beautiful!
I absolutely hate the blocking part! I am very casual about it too!
I love your quilting projects too!

Ellen said...

Love your shawl, it's gorgeous!

Your new quilt is going to be wonderful with those beautiful fabrics!

Love the selfie, I am camera shy too ha ha!

Hugs,

Vickie said...

Yay! You did it!! Thanks Margaret for the selfie of you in that great stole!!
ooOoo! Your new projects! Oh my goodness. I am watching that clamshell. Cannot wait to see that develop.

Mary Ann said...

You have been busy! I LOVE the stole, and you modeling it is a great selfie!! And, your new projects--WOW! I am going to enjoy seeing their progress, for sure!

Catherine said...

Fabulous projects!! Love your selfie ~ and I so understand the not smiling thing ~ but worse than that are the "duck lips" people make for selfies!! I could have used your shawl this morning while walking Panzer!!!!

Ranae said...

Wow
Beautiful things
Its fun to be able to do different things, talented lady

Ranae said...

Wow
Beautiful things
Its fun to be able to do different things, talented lady

Vicki said...

Your stole is gorgeous! Your quilts are beautiful! You are truly talented in the needle arts. Thank you for sharing!

BrendaS said...

Your stole looks fabulous and your knitting and quilting are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!

marly said...

Your stole is fabulous - love those colors. Looks like a lot has been going on, creativity-wise! What a sweet pic of Mia.

Kim said...

Gorgeous projects, Margaret!! Are you doing the interfacing/appliqué method on the clamshells? I've been eyeing that kit. Your tumblers look awesome too! Great things going on in your house!

Deb said...

This post certainly has a lot of eye candy it! I love the shawl and the new piece that you started knitting. And, of course, the quilts!! You must be in crafty heaven with all these great projects! "o)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Margaret, I love it all! I'm especially smitten with the Honeycomb Waves. Wow! Love the stole too. It's just perfect for this chilly weather we've been having. Gotta love a velcro kitty. I've got a velcro pup these days too. Have a great week!

Jennifer said...

This looks like my house, with one project after another being brought out and started or restarted. But unlike my house YOU actually seem to be getting things done. Yes, my cats are sticking close by too. Coal has returned to his cold weather habit of sleeping on my pillow right ON my head!

Cari said...

All of your projects are lovely Margaret. Sweet Mia, doing what she does best….being sweet!! Hugs

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your knitting finish is very impressive - blocking makes a huge difference. You've been so busy - I love Kidsilk Haze in any form - the colours are so gorgeous. The last photo of Mia is just perfection.

Anna van Schurman said...

Wearwithall is beautiful. I haven't mastered the selfie either. Not sure if it's a good goal, like you. :-)

My Xstitch Place said...

beautiful projects. The shawl is gorgeous

Teresa S. said...

That Wearwithall is so lovely! Thanks for the selfie :)

I am getting distracted from stitching lately too. Sure you're not surprised to hear it :)

Natasha said...

That Shawl is so pretty. I agree it is funny to smile at yourself in a photo you are taking LOL

Love ALL the projects you have started :) Have a great day and stay warm.

robindefender said...

Your knitting looks fabulous!!!

Annie said...

What a great round robin of projects. Fun colors, stitches and techniques, each and every one.

The shawl looks beautiful and so warm! Selfies are kind of weird to do I think. I guess some people get used to them when they do a lot.

Isadarena said...

Oh !! Oh !! you look very busy Margaret :) Your shawl is very beautiful .....does your little Mia help you to do so many projects ???
Have a nice day,

Jackie said...

That KwiltyKim, she's just bending your arm like crazy isn't she?

The whole selfie thing is weird to me too. I wonder if other people generally smile at themselves in the mirror?

Mouse said...

love that scarf :) *waves hello .... if you smile peeps will wonder what you have been up to ...lol
and gorgeous quilts and can't wait to see more .... and awwww mia ... heating is on here if you want a warm and a cuddle ..lol :) love mouse xxxxx

Linda said...

The stole turned out great Margaret. Beautiful colors and it looks so big laying out. Love the new start. Adorable pics of Mia.

Linda

Lois said...

Love the knitting finish and the selfie pic! Your quilting is lovely too. All that IG enabling has me wanting to dive into quilting, as though I haven't enough on my plate with all my WIP's!!!!! Love the pics of Mia, love how she has her paws!!

SewAmy said...

I can't wait to see the claimshell grow. So many gorgeous projects you have in the works.

Annemarie said...

Oh Margaret, your shawl is astonishingly beautiful. How do these celebs do it, eh, posting all these selfies?
Your other projects look very promising as well. It's good to know I'm not the only one not stitching :o)

Jennifer said...

Hi Margaret. I left a comment earlier, but now I will answer your comment that I just saw on my blog. I've been involved in gymnastics and ballet since the age of 4. Ballet first, then I switched to gymnastics at age 11 and then went back to ballet in college. I am a coach and judge of gymnastics now. If you will excuse the blatant self-promotion, you may want to check out my gymnastics cross-stitch designs at my Etsy shop. www.speedycat.etsy.com

Liz McMahon said...

love, love, love your shawl and love that you're back into patching.. :)
xxx

Krista said...

..But lots of gorgeous knitting!! :) Your scarf is absolutely gorgeous! Your quilting is quite pretty too! Mia has the right idea, definitely the right weather for snuggling! Have a great week, Margaret.

Miss Pants said...

What fun projects. You knitting makes me want to drag out my crochet project that's been sitting in my basket.

Love the quilting too.

krayolakris said...

Awwww, little Mia! Great to see all of your wooly projects too!!

Deborah said...

The shawl is beautiful and I love all the quilt stuff going on. You have been very busy, as usual.

cucki said...

Wow your stole is so beautiful..
Your quilts are always so pretty and I love your stitching too
Big hugs sweet friend x

Chris said...

Wow Margaret! The stole looks amazing. Love it!!
And as for all your other projects...wow, love the colors and the fabrics.
Hugs to you and Mia!

RuthB said...

I *knew* I should have taken today off --- you make me want to stitch, stitch, stitch! Sigh.

I love everything you are into, but I think that goes without saying. Good luck on all the thread-related adventuring.

By the way, it's a good thin Mia is a self-sufficient being -- we can tell ya'll don't love her very much ;-)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

The shawl looks like perfection! You are such a multi-talented needle artist! Are those clam shell quilt pieces for a border/edge? We've had a little cool down here, too. I'm with Mia, great snuggle weather!

Melody said...

Your knitting is wonderful. The shawl looks so cozy. Glad you took the selfie. I know what you mean, I feel silly taking them as well.

I love your new quilt start. The fabrics are lovely.

Kaisievic said...

Fantastic projects! We forgive you for no TUSAL this month. lol!

Brenda said...

WOW! What a wonderful shawl!! Love looking at all your projects!!! Great job!

Karoline said...

Your wearwithall stole is gorgeous, congratulations.

You've started some lovely new projects, I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on the mohair wrap

Jeanne said...

Very pretty stole Margaret! I've managed to stay away from catching the knitting bug LOL. Nice quilting projects taking shape as well. Congrats for your husband on his retirement and re-employment at Google! Tell him to pass along that we bloggers aren't happy they discontinued Google Reader! :)

Maggie Ann said...

I have enjoyed visiting your blog...the things you make are really special! And such a variety...so impressive. =)

Annette-California said...

Lovely shawl - looks so soft & inviting to keep warm. So beautiful. Your new quilts you've started are already looking wonderful. Great fabrics and colors. Love your knitting Margaret!
love Annette

Sally said...

Wow your stole is beautiful! It's lovely to see you too :)

Lots of lovely quilting and knitting!

Hello Miss Mia. Always so sweet.

Evelyne said...

Your shawl is beautiful!I have the Rowan mohair also, but I will make a vest for my grandchild of it.
Lovely fabrics for your new quilt!
Hugs for Mia.

Have a nice weekend, Evelyne

Sherry said...

Love the scarf and those quilting fabrics are too beautiful. I love the tumbler quilt pattern! You are making me want to quilt again and I just don't have the time, energy or money to start another hobby!! lol. I will watch your progress and enjoy it.

Melanie said...

Ooooooooooooooooo, it looks so warm and toasty!!!!! Just in time for the snow. (Seriously. Snow today???????? ARGH! Not mentally ready yet for winter and all it's darkness.)

ricketyjo said...

Your stole looks absolutely fabulous!