Nothing like a trip to my favorite yarn shop to make a girl feel better:
Speaking of yummy yarn, a message to Nancy that her blog prize went in the mail today- sent priority via the US Postal System.
Dreaming of Beach Glass… A LONG standing obsession for me is beach glass, and hunting for beach glass. Let me know if any reader just happens to live on the shore and had oodles of frosty sea glass to share or trade. Will WORK for Sea Glass!!!
My DD came by this morning and casually mentioned she was heading for Santa Cruz with friends to swim, search the tide pools, etc with friends. I asked her to bring her dear Mom back some beach glass, and told her that hunting for sea glass is a good thing. I’m crossing my fingers…. Carla
I love the colors above. Very cool, refreshing! Obviously, my focal point yarn is the multi-colored yarn in the front.
Later this week, I have a quilting retreat to attend at Tahoe. I love it especially since it will give me an opportunity to get to know some other quilters. AND, there is no cooking- all of it is done for us! Woo-hoo!
The focus of the retreat is “UFO’s” aka unfinished objects. I do have a unfinished quilt that i would like to finish during this weekend. I need to make lots of leaves that I plan to 3D out on the quilt, too. This particular UFO is a remake of a wonderful quilt that Molly and I made a few years ago- AND which later took a Blue Ribbon and Best of Class at the state fair. I really want to finish it so I may send it back east as a special present for someone who is retiring.
This weekend, I was picking up the guild opportunity quilt (the one the volunteer damaged) from in front of the local yarn store, and I couldn’t help myself to a little retail therapy while I was there. I picked a 2 tone yarn as my inspiration and so here’s all the yarn I have that could work for my next project:
So what will I do with these lovely yarns? Make a freeform crochet project, of course. I think I will make a scarf and a matching purse.
Today, I meet with Jill, the opportunity quilt designer, to decide how to approach the quilt restoration. After much thought, I have come up with 4 choices or approaches to fix the quilt. My favorite way turns the damage into a design opportunity, however, I’m not the designer, so I can only sketch out solutions.