Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WIP it - winner, winner, chicken dinner


So this happened this weekend. I ran/walked my first 5K. As you can see it was a color run called Color Me Rad. It was a blast! I still have a few blue spots that I've scrubbed and scrubbed and the color won't go away. UGH! Thankfully it's not visible in regular clothes. I can't wait to do it again next year.

Anywho, let's get on with what I've been up to this week:


A couple more cowls to list on etsy and sent out to homespun. I've got an idea for another style that I plan to start working on this weekend. I want to try out a new stitch, but I'm still on the fence since it'll be a larger project and I like to keep larger projects simple so they're not as time consuming.

So I took off the top and bottom two rows with the random squares and added them to the back instead. I like it better this way. Now I want to make a large quilt, but with different fabric. Future project to start thinking about. Hmmm...

My charm squares for RL's Low Volume swap. You can tell which fabric is a little bit thicker. I can't wait to get back all the squares from everyone else. It'll be awhile though. I purchased my fabric from Hawthorne Threads. Great and quick service. Ordered Friday morning, shipped Friday afternoon and it was in my mailbox on Monday afternoon. It was my first order and I'll definitely be heading back to shop some more.

in progress:

I started quilting Lucy and then I ripped out the stitches and started quilting her a different way and then I didn't like the way it looked so I started quilting it a third way and then I decided I didn't like the batting which is an old poly blend from years ago so I ripped out all the stitches. (That was a helluva run on sentence.) I was half way done. So now we will wait until I can buy some new batting before we start over. It may be awhile though.

I purchased The Commuter Cowl pattern from Shannon of luvinthemommyhood a few weeks ago and finally found some fabric I'd like to use to make it. It's from Art Gallery. I can't wait to finish it up. The weather is starting to cool down and I think it'll be perfect.

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I finally figured out what to do with the Simpatico that I  won from luvinthemommyhood and The Fat Quarter Shop. Charm square baby/lap quilt. Something nice and simple. Not sure if I'll keep it for myself or give it to a friend. Decisions, decisions. 

no progress:
  • sewing machine cover
  • BQA
  • granny square quilt
  • bow ties (though I did finally buy some slides)
I won two more blog giveaways this past week. SWEET!!! This is good for my fabric freeze. One was from Beth over at Plum and June and Christa Quilts and the other was from Faith at Fresh Lemon Quilts and Skye Reve Fabrics. I can't wait to get my fabrics in the mail. I was browsing Christa Quilts and had decided that I was going to use my GC to buy fabric to make another quilt for Quilts for Kids when I checked my email and found out I won the giveaway from Fresh Lemon Quilts and Skye Reve Fabrics. I felt like I was being rewarded for my decision to use my winnings for a charity quilt. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it. 

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the cushion. Never heard about this 5k, but would be great!

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

There is a 5K like that here but I don't think I'll be up for running it when the time comes. I just recently started couch to 5k because I am so not a runner. LOL And I love fast service when I order online!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Congrats on your 5K, that's a great accomplishment! I have to admit though that I'm jealous of your far I have won NOTHING! I agree that it's probably a reward for your kind heart :)