The pile, it grows!
This is the last of them (hooray, sez you!). Now I plan to add some machine stitching to all the seams and then I'll be ready to do something else with them. They're all different sizes at this point but come roughly close in measurements.
And, as part of my ongoing quest to fill the Christmas box, this is the first of what will be several pairs of men's mittens. Unfortunately I came to a screeching halt when I came to the realization that even if a yarn is labelled as being a '4' in weight it doesn't necessarily follow that it actually is the same across different brands. Argh. So, I await delivery of some stash in the 'right' weight and the yarn I was hoping to use is set aside for something else down the line.
Pattern is 'Mittens For All' by Red Heart and may be found HERE.
- Oh wow! I love blown glass so of course the work by THIS artist caught my eye! Have a look through her portfolio.
- And the portfolio of THIS artist too!! Oh, and there's THIS one too!
- THESE Halloween costumes are beyond incredible. Simply can't imagine the time some of these must have taken!
- If you like to
snoop peek through great sewing spaces, have a look at the example on THIS blog.
- THIS is a pretty fall-themed cross stitch design.
Today's quote is from Maya Angelou..."My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style"
Your pieced together pieces reminds me... in the Great Clear Out at MIL's we came across what appears to be a small (like baby-sized) quilt top. Loving the colors, I volunteered to take it and finish it into quilt. But when I got it home and opened it up I realize it was all wonky; in fact, looking through the bag of fabric scraps I became convinced that the reason it was never finished was either 1) it was a first project and my MIL didn't want to mess with it anymore, or more likely... 2) she rescued it (along with a bunch of fabric scraps in the same bag) - maybe from a rummage sale, thinking she might do something with it and all the scraps. Well... a few weeks ago I took it back to my MIL's house to show my SIL and explain why I wasn't going to finish it, but told her I might use it as one large piece of fabric for making other things with. For some reason I left it there and forgot until hubs came home from his mother's last night and told me that one of the people who came by the house yesterday (to collect some things) saw the blanket top and said his wife would love it. So hubs gave it to the friend. I haven't yet made the call to his wife (also my friend) to let her know that I know it is a less than perfectly pieced piece and give her permission to do whatever she'd like with it. I don't even think I want it back if she were to offer. While I think it's kind of funny that it's been picked up by (I'm guessing now 3) people who found it attractive at first glance, but who were surely dismayed to find it wasn't really suitable for finishing into a quilt, I'm just as relieved to not have to give it any more thought (beyond a phone call now). Maybe my friend has some better vision for it than I do... It was (obviously) attractive (at first glance), but not THAT attractive.ReplyDelete
I'm sure it can be used in some way - will be interesting to hear the continuation of the story and see what happens to it.Delete
Gasp! The blown glass sculptures! I'm speecheless.ReplyDelete
Aren't they amazing?! I've always loved blown glass. When I was in my early teens I remember saving my allowance for months so I could buy a piece of blown glass at the local fair. Don't know if you remember but back in the day they used to make glass swans that you put coloured water in and the water would raise and lower in the neck of the swan according to the weather conditions. It must have been broken over the years because it's long gone now.Delete
ooohhhh.......I love those reds and pinks! And WOW......with those crocheted Halloween Costumes you wouldn't have to worry about the kids getting cold, right? and yes.......those sewing rooms are awesome......I have to go back and look some more! My last (first?) attempt at cross stitch ended rather abruptly......(something to do with my "instant gratification" issues....lol)ReplyDelete
I think those costumes would be great for keeping kids warm - but wouldn't they be awful if they got wet? I've done a lot of cross stitch over the years but not for a long time. Certainly can't attempt it now, at least not until I get my cataracts fixed.Delete
Great links, thank youReplyDelete
Your quilting blocks all look nice for a jacket.
Nope - they most definitely won't turn into a jacket, at least not with my sewing skills when it comes to making clothing.Delete
Nice blocks--looking forward to seeing what you embroider on them...have a great weekend Hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
I just embroidered the seams with a feather stitch on my sewing machine. One of those keep it simple things.Delete
I wonder what those pretty blocks will become?? You are gathering a lovely assortment.ReplyDelete
I wonder too.....I have a plan, but who knows if it will be what actually happens!Delete
Something about putting scrap pieces together that looks complicated that relaxes the mind? Paradox? Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Not complicated at all - just rows sewn together willy-nilly. At least it's using up a bunch of scraps and that's a good thing.Delete
I look forward to seeing what your finished project becomes from these scraps fabrics. Fire and glass are too dangerous for me so I am grateful there are artists who are so very talented.ReplyDelete
If I was a lot younger and had more money I would love to learn to blow glass but it's not a cheap art form by the time you get all the necessary equipment. To say nothing about the danger element!Delete
Very interesting Post, MA. Love the patchwork Reds and the various links are all so interesting. I have a blown glass container for burning oil. I watched glass being blown and couldn't hold back from buying something in the shop. It was fascinating to see an article emerge but sooooo noisy with the fire roaring there. My DD has a small kiln and has made glass beads etc., LOL I had a go but the bead broke when cool.ReplyDelete
Loove the Halloween outfits. I hope to hear sometime, if the passed-on UFO quilt is utilized somehow.
I've always been fascinated by hand blown glass (and anything made of wood or pottery too). I've been gifted with a couple of really nice glass pieces that are tucked away in the china cabinet where they can be seen but not touched. I toyed with trying making glass beads many years ago but it was out of my reach financially at the time and now I simply don't have the space.Delete
Loving these colourways Mary Anne and I can't wait to see what is going to happen next!! Love those blown glass sculptures, there certainly are some very talented people out there!! Hope your weekend is going well! Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
Must say I can't wait either because at this point I'm waffling about what to do next.Delete
Lots of talent out there (include yourself) grin!! The glass sculptures are fantastic. Not sure I would spend time crocheting any of those costumes. Enjoy your weekend. As you can see, I haven't been reading blogs much the last couple of weeks.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't be crocheting those costumes either, but they are fun to look at. I much prefer the glass sculptures.Delete