Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WiP Wednesday

Where have I been?  Well, with the holiday (4th of July) and just enjoying summer, I guess I spent a little too much time outside enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.  I have still been working on a few things. 

First of all I won a fat quarter, and Lee sent me this perfect fabric for a quilt I have wanted to make for quite a while...Thank you Lee, I love it!

With the holiday, I figured I should use this free pattern you can find here.  It was an easy stitch, although I did change my mind on some colors and had to redo a few parts.

It seems that people are picking up their knitting again, which got me thinking about this jelly bean doll.  I have collected Jean Greenhowe's patterns for quite some time and thought this would be a great place to start.

After knitting Jeff (as my son named him), I thought I should stop in at my local yarn shop as I had a gift certificate that was burning a hole in my pocket...but to my dismay, I realized they are closing forever this week.  They didn't have much yarn left, but I did find a few skeins of Blue Sky worsted cotton and thought it would be perfect for this pattern.

This yarn makes it look so different than the pattern.  I can't wait to finish and use it when I go to the farmer's market.  :)

Last but not least, my son and I took a trip to one of our favorite quilt shops today and found these pretty pinks and browns for my Farmer's Wife quilt.  I have gone back and forth on what fabrics to use for it, and when we found these, we knew they were the ones.  I also had to try out a new Bernina Quilter's Edition with the BSR...which wouldn't we all love one of those?  I "had" to try it out in order to register to win a new sewing machine.  Boy, it sure made me realize how nice it would be to have one of those.  Now I have something to dream about...

I am linking with Lee for WiP Wednesday.  I wonder how many more projects I'll find there today that I will decide I need to make!  Happy Stitching, and thanks so much for stopping by, it means the world to me!  --Kristen


Debbie said...

Darling little Spoonflower pring and sweet embroidery!

KimT said...

love your fabrics for the farmers wife quilt and Jeff is very very cute!

Wendy said...

Hi Kristen, you have been very busy again, I love your little Jeff and the bag will be great, makes me feel like getting out my knitting needles! Your stitchery is lovely and I love the fabrics you have chosen for your Farmers Wife quilt, and I love your Psalm :)

Lynette said...

Oh, you got Lee's boots - you lucky gal!! :D