Monday, October 27, 2008

Loving Crafting Again

It has been a long time since I have felt like crafting like I have in the last week. I have seen some progress on my projects from the Creative Festival but still have lots and lots to do.

Now I have something to add to a wish list which is a new sewing machine. I have been doing a lot of looking at machines and think I have found the one that I like. I have decided that I would like the Brother CS-5000H machine. Now to see when I get it as I do have lots and lots of fabric to use up.

This week my goal is to finish a hat and scarf set for a friend that is moving to Edmonton at the end of the week. We only found out about this last Friday so I have been busy working on the scarf. I finished the hat this morning so now just need to finish the scarf.

Well better get back to working on the scarf so that we can take it on Wednesday when we see her at lunch.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Crafting Day

Today was a good day for me as I was able to get some sewing done on preemie blankets and receiving blankets.

The Bargello is finished and now to take a picture of it so that I can post it. It is so nice having at least one project completed from the Creative Festival. Today I was able to send some time sewing and I also spent some time working on a cross-stitch needlecase so will see how on it takes to complete it.

I am spending the time that I can trying to complete as many projects as I can while I am not working so that I can see some progress before getting back to work. Today I sewed 40 preemie blankets and around 25 receiving blankets so they are just about ready to be given to the charities.

Now to see how much more cross-stitching I can do tonight before the eyes don't like doing the 28 count linen.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Back to crafting

The last week I have been very busy working on projects that I got at the Creative Festival last week. It is so nice wanting to craft again as I haven't really wanted to do it for quite a while.

Last week I attended the Creative Festival and took 12 classes. The classes ranged from Quilting to Cross-Stitch. I had never quilted before so it was a lot of fun learning on to back both the 9 patch block and the friendship block, now to just finish a baby afghan using the squares that I made last week. I also took a couple of knitting classes, one which was about alternative fibers so got to see what bamboo, corn, seaweed and flex fibers are like before they are spun into yarn. Now to just spin the fibers that I go so that I can use them.

My other 8 classes were different versions of cross-stitch which I did enjoy. I took a class on Bargello and it was great and I should have that project done very soon and will post a picture of it once it's completed. The other classes were just fun classes using specialty stitches and knowing the instructors meant it was fun. Some of the classes were with Jennifer Aikman-Smith and the other one's were with Teresa Wentzler.

I am going to be keeping myself busy for the next little while trying to get some of the classes finished. I am hoping to get some of the items done so that I can post pictures of them very soon.

Well off to work on my Bargello piece so that I can get it finished.