Friday, January 10, 2014

A Million Different Directions

I'm supposed to be working on class samples right now, and I'm about to, but I am determined to get back to my regular blog posts.  I love blogging!  It is really frustrating me that I haven't been making/finding the time for it.

Instead, I've been knitting...
I was given 8 oz of reclaimed 100% cashmere, and wanted to make something fun and easy.  This Ruffled Scarf pattern lets me practice my short rows and wrap and turn, and the yarn is so soft to work with!
 and getting back into Block Lotto...
This month we are making 7"x14" purple (or gray or brown) and white chevron blocks
 and working on class samples for a Dresden Plate Possibilities class I want to teach.

This is the scrappy pieced block, obviously.  I'll also have a stack and whack/kaleidoscope version and a more traditional version.  We'll be making pillows while they learn how to use the ruler and piece the blocks. 
Oh, and I'm still learning how to run a business, trying to be the best and most present mom and wife I can be, and discovering the joys of Downton Abbey and Doc Martin!  I've been running in a million different directions at once, but boy, life is fun these days!

11 comments:

Piece by Piece said...

Glad to see you are back. I am sure life is keeping you very busy. The scarf looks great, do you have the pattern.
Patricia

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You have taken on a great new adventure, so we certainly understand. Love that scrappy dresden and one block on a pillow is a perfect project to start with.

Michelle said...

I'm so thrilled that your business is doing so well!! You are very talented and its wonderful for you to share your skills by teaching!

Debbie said...

I am so glad your new venture is going well. I really like the scarf you are making. Do you have a pattern for it?

Auntie Em said...

So glad you are able to enjoy your new venture, despite the many directions you are going in.

johntl said...

I think is is so cool! It is awesome that you are raising money for disaster relief. Especially for Sarasota water damage restoration.

Julie Fukuda said...

When you have so many things calling for your attention, it is important to take some time for yourself ... family ...home and even knitting.

Shay said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that Dresden block ....

Janet said...

Pretty scarf! Nice to work with soft wool too I bet. I am thrilled to hear you're enjoying your life without a regular job.

The Cozy Quilter said...

You are a multi-talented lady! I love the scrappy Dresden plate block! I think I need to learn to knit...

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I really like that Dresden plate project. Just remember to have fun!