Friday, February 10, 2012

This Week...

Lots of real life happening over here this week, which means little time for fun craft stuff, but I wanted to pop in and say hi.  Oh, and I just had to show you this:
 Look at what my sister-in-law Beth made for my daughter!!  It came as a total surprise in the mail one day, and I think I was as excited as my daughter was when we opened it.  It could be a tie for how much we loved it - although I know the value of a good handmade item, she kept hugging it and saying "I've been wanting this for years and years!" (people, she's 3!).   I totally got caught up in the moment and explained to her what a family heirloom is, and that we would save this for her babies to wear someday.  And now she's asking me when she's having babies...uh, first things first, kiddo, let's just wear the pretty sweater, OK?!  Here's a close up of some of the detail:
 The yarn is Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted in Bashful and the pattern is Tiny Tea Leaves by Madeline Tosh.  This photo doesn't do the buttons justice, but they have sweet little subtle flowers tone on tone in the cream. Thanks again, Aunt Beth - it's beautiful just like you and we love it!

That's a hard act to follow, but here is the block I made for the February Modern Blocks Bee.  This block is called Boxed In and was designed by Faith Jones from Fresh Lemon Quilts.  You can find it in this book. How fun to play with Malka's new fabrics!  I can't wait to see this finished quilt!

I'm trying to get my x and + blocks done, also while planning my design for Jennifer's Modern Mini Challenge.    I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  Will you be playing along???
Modern Mini Challenge


  1. Precious! It's such a sweet sweater. By the way, I saw a picture of you and your solids quilt on Quiltdad's instagram this weekend. I totally recognized your quilt!

  2. Are you kidding me with this? Incredible! That's it. I'm quitting my job and having you teach me how to quilt and Beth teach me how to knit. Amazing. Amazing, amazing, amazing.

  3. I am starting to see more information about the Sewing Summit every day. Are you planning on returning this year?

  4. Mom and I are both returning this year. We had so much fun last year. Definitely doing the shop hop again this year. My mom works at home so she is going to register us when it goes live in March. Hope you can make it. Would love to see you again!

  5. What a sweet gift! That's awesome that your daughter was so excited about her little sweater, too. I'm excited to see how your mini quilt turns out!