I hope everyone had a Happy New Year’s Day.
I don’t have any resolutions for 2009 other than to move more and to spend some time being creative every day.
I Thought I’d show you some new things today, what with it being a new year and all.
Gorgeous Girl has a new pair of pants. I hope they fit…
She’s asleep right now, so I can’t try them on her. I picked up the fabric and the pattern at Joanne’s on my trip to San Francisco last year.
I had my first attempt at plying. Here is my very first yarn spun on a spindle.
Behold, yarn barf.
This is the second spindle spun. I can see improvement…
This was spun in the grease.
Here is my first ever wheel spun. The brown is Jacob and the white is mohair.
There are parts of this that I’m quite proud of
I also made 3 new scrapbook pages yesterday. I find I sticking bits of paper on a page while Gorgeous Girl is awake, much easier than spinning (little hands like to touch the wheel and stop the spindle) and knitting (where I have to count the pattern).
I sorted fabric for a new quilt yesterday as well. It’s kind of complicated, there’s templates and labels and stuff has to be sorted into bags for separate rows. To be honest I’m kind of intimidated and have been avoiding cutting. Today is the day though! It’s going to be a truly international quilt. There’s fabric in it from my trip to the USA, Gorgeous Man’s trip to Canada, and scraps from friends in Finland, and two friends in the UK, as well as South African Fabric.
We are taking Gorgeous Girl to visit a butterfly farm/zoo today. Hopefully she’ll enjoy it and there’ll be some good photo opportunities.
Ok, off to put rotary cutter to fabric -wish me luck.