March 06, 2014

Girl's Day Out and a HUGE THANK YOU!

Look I made progress :)


Now for the real intent of this post.  I want to say thank you to those who have regularly visited my site, and those who are new welcome :).  These past two months have been a delightful experience for me, so many unexpected things have happened along the way.  I have meet so many great people and received such kind words of encouragement and appreciation for my work.  It's so refreshing to be part of such a positive environment :).  

Some firsts/highlights so far .... 
  • Mary found me.  She is another blogger in NH, from Urban Quilter, who loves giraffes, was an architecture student, and quilts.  First person to have a ridiculous amount in common.  
  • I got listed as a Blog Favs for Daughters of Dornida.  First, that I know of :)
  • Cindi over at Today I ... who was my very first comment on the blog.
  • Candace over at Saltwater Quilts was my first bloglovin' follower!
  • Being able to link with Crazy Mom Quilts and Freshly Pieced on a regular basis.  
  • All those who make every day here wonderful and much more than I expected (yeah, that's you too!).
So many thanks!

Last week my Aunt Bonnie and I had a little girls day out and took a trip up to Center Harbor, NH to visit Keepsake Quilting.  This place is epic in terms of quilt shops!  If you have no self restraint in terms of fabric or yarn, this place would not be recommended.  I could easily have told the woman at the cutting counter, yes one yard of everything :).  The place also has a yarn shop so double trouble.

My Aunt no longer quilts and has graciously given me her stash (insert a happy dance!).  Although she did request that I make a quilt from her favorite prints, of course I agreed.  Today we were on a mission to get all the materials necessary for this quilts completion.  She also got carried away and got material for a whole second quilt.  The fabric choices are not my typical but so pretty.  I am excited to have a project that will be in a unique pallet.  

Pattern ... check

Fireworks by Thimble Blossoms

Fabric ... check


Backing and Binding ... check

The binding is the second fabric down in the right pile, and the backing is the fabric right below the binding.

Started ... check pending

Being on a fabric fast and trying to be good financially was more than challenging today, but I made out with minimal damage.  I can feel good about that!  Things I purchased include this book of knitted toys.  I have been BEGGING my Grandmother to knit me a giraffe softie, and she has yet to follow through.  (Patch needs a friend). This book has a great pattern for a giraffe, so I got it as a little inspiration!  I also got some yarn to knit an infinity scarf, project number 2 on my new knitting list of projects.  



My Aunt also surprised me with this this little knitting bag!  How stinkin' cute is this thing???  Pretty sure it had my name ALL over it!  Pink with giraffes, can't get any better than that!


The bag has a grommet to feed the yarn through so the yarn ball doesn't roll all around when you're knitting out and about.  How genius?!


On the inside is a generous pocket with another grommet hole.  I put my crochet hook, yarn needles, a pair of small scissors, and some little things nice to hand around when knitting in the pocket.  **I haven't balled up the second skein of yarn, not sure it will work well not balled?


Okay, that was a lot to say and share!  Thanks for taking the time to read all this and be part of my blog.  All the support is appreciated.  

Sew long for now, 

CHELS




3 comments:

  1. I am so proud to be your first follower on bloglovin'! I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I am probably going to buy the knitting book you suggested. A friend of mine just taught me how to knit (not purl yet) and I love it! I am so ready to learn more and have been looking for a good beginner book. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  2. Oh my gosh, that grey yarn is gorgeous! I am experiencing significant yarn envy for the moment.

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  3. Hi Chelsea, thanks for visiting my blog and introducing yourself! I love Patch the Giraffe! This grommet hole is truly genius. We are big giraffe fans around here (we say giraffey) as my son has several giraffe loveys and a giant stuffed one in his room. Where in NH are you? Have you ever considered going to a Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild meeting? We meet the first Saturday of every month.

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