Sunday, February 13, 2011

Last quilt-related post for a while

I finally found a travel position, and all the pieces fell into place, so I'll be moving to Tampa in just a few weeks! I've been working toward this for so long, I can hardly say that it's happening quickly, but it's soon anyway. There's sooooo much to do, but one of my priorities was finishing this quilt so that I could pack up my sewing room. My travel assignments will be 13 weeks each, and I'm driving so I can only take what will fit in my car while still leaving room for Boris. So my sewing gear is going into storage (minus one box of WIPs that's going to my mom's sewing room for when I'm on breaks). I'm very sad to be stowing my sewing machine after it's brought me so much joy these last few years, but it's all for a good reason and I hope to be so busy exploring my new cities that it won't leave a gap in my life.

So I'm tweaking my blog a little bit. I'll still post whatever I'm crocheting/knitting (yay for portable crafts!) but I'm also going to post my travels. I feel so lucky and blessed to have this opportunity; hopefully I'll have all kinds of fun and cool things to update on here- if not, then rest assured that I'm just too busy to blog, not that I'm having a horrible time.

So here's the quilt that I finished just in the nick of time. I sent it off to be quilted, then had to do the binding before packing the machine up. I think it was a good project to send it off with.

It's coming with me. I'm bringing a few blankets for decorations, to make wherever I am feel like home. Is there any better way to feel cozy than to snuggle up under a handmade blanket?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Scarf Crazy

I've been on a crochet scarf kick. I love how fast they are, and how endless the possibilities are.

I made a hat to go with this one, too, but left it at work, so I couldn't get a picture of it.

This one I just picked an open crochet stitch and used some leftover yarn I had hanging around.