Yes... I am still here! We have been busy busy busy since K got home last week so I thought I would catch you up on what we've been up to! First off, we dusted off my trusty old sewing machine and hit the fabric store for a project that we've been planning for quite some time.
We bought six different flannel fabrics and started cutting out 6 inch squares to make a twin size rag quilt for Sheri's daughter as a graduation gift for her to take to college. Her favorite color is purple, so that is the primary color we used.
The reverse side of it is made up of old jeans that we have been collecting for some time. (And came to light in my recent cleaning out of the storage room!!!) The effect of the purples and blues coming through on the denim side was very subtle and very pretty. These are such quick and easy quilts to throw together. We had this finished in a little over 2 days from the time we started!!!
We had a time goal as we packed up the car on Friday and headed out on a Midwest Adventure!! First stop: St. Louis. We spent the weekend with Sheri and her family. Steve had a shoulder visit from Zoe the cat. He doesn't look all that comfortable with her on there and claims that she ripped his shoulder to shreds before she jumped down. I don't know... I didn't see any blood!!
K had her own Zoe experience with having her on her lap while she sat knitting. Hmmm, I'm trying to imagine having Sumo sit on my lap while I knit. I think I'll be content to have him sit at my feet!!!
We did lots of knitting and watched a few movies. We are all working on scarves. I have started a new one that I am really enjoying. I will show it on my next post. We have LOTS of driving time in the next few days and I should get quite a bit done.
The guys chose to watch movies but opted out of the whole knitting thing. I don't know... I enjoy doing something while I watch T.V.
We made a couple of trips to Loopy Central. (Sheri's yarn shop). She just celebrated her 2nd anniversary of starting The Loopy Ewe on August 1st. It is amazing how her business has grown!! It doesn't surprise me tho! Sheri is an amazing business person, known for her incredible customer service and personal touches. Way to go Sheri!!
Of couse a trip to Loopy Central involves several things. One is a trip or two to the M&M jars. I so could not have these available all day every day. I have no will power when it comes to M&M's!
The second is the acquisition of items for my various stashes: yarn; roving and bags. I got 5 different rovings to spin; a skein of Cherry Tree Hill Select yarn and an Atenti bag that Sheri has been telling me I just HAVE to have. (And I always believe her.....) I'm looking forward to doing more spinning after we get home. Someday I will spin yarn that I can actually knit with! I know that it just takes practice, practice, practice!!!
Tomorrow we leave St. Louis. Next stop: Omaha for an overnight stop with R & M. Stay tuned.....
Until Next Time.....