Sunday, May 2, 2010

I have some catching up to do...

Oh goodness. It’s been ages. I’m going to be horrible at this when I’m ACTUALLY busy. I really think that I keep waiting on things to blog about so I can make it into one jumbo entry, when really I should be doing it in smaller chunks so it’s not so tedious to read. I’ll work on that, I promise.

Anyway, I have a few things to share with you. I finished hemming my very first quilt EVER and I FINALLY did a photo shoot with it. I was waiting for 2 things: good weather, and models. I’m sick of strange looking photos taken from my basement room and I felt that natural light would do wonders for my photos, and that was entirely true. As for the second thing, I had some cousins lying around willing to do the job for meager aka no pay.

So this is my lovely quilt:

As you can see, it is entirely girly. I really like this picture, if I say so myself. The stormy sky looks so pretty and it’s such a contrast to the quilt.
You can’t really see the fabric so I’m going to throw in another of my close up shots:

And this works out pretty well because now you can see the pretty quilting design! If you can’t really see it, it’s supposed to be a sort of heart pattern with a 3 leaf clover in the middle. It’s really pretty, especially on this quilt. There are 3 places where, when hemming it, I went all the way through to the front (so you can see the white thread, which you don’t want to happen, basically) that I need to fix. No one else can see them, but knowing that they’re there means I can’t view it as completely finished. I’ll get around to it…

Now, these are my 2 cousins, Jaden and Evan. Jamie was at a friend’s house so he missed out on this excellent modeling stunt. They look entirely angelic in this photo, but don’t be fooled. Especially the dapper young lad on the right. Trouble is his middle name.

See, look. They’re crazy.

Unfortunately, as I said in my previous post, my knitting is falling slightly by the wayside, however it has not been entirely forgotten. I have mentioned Helen, my aunt who helped me make my quilt. Well, I wanted to make her a ‘thank you’ hat to replace the crazy one that a lady made for her, who is admittedly quite old to still be knitting, but has seemingly lost her knack for picking out colours and yarn types, to put it nicely. I look all over for a hat pattern and finally settled on this one. I really am in love with this pattern. Not necessarily the hat pattern itself, but the mock cable pattern. It is so easy and is really quick. I definitely recommend it to knitters who like the cable look but don’t want to fuss with the thousands of needles and other such nonsense.

This is Jaden modeling the hat. Behind her is a Purple Martin hotel, effectively. I thought it looked quite cool.

And I really had to throw in this super close up shot of the cable pattern so you could fully enjoy it. I really hope Helen likes this hat, but based on her hat history, she isn’t all that picky, so that makes me more confident she’ll at least wear it (and possibly retire the old one). I still have to give her the hat, but she doesn’t have a computer so she won’t see this post (But for all of you who WILL see it, please don’t say ANYTHING to Helen until you are 100% sure she has the hat in her possession. Otherwise it would spoil the surprise terribly. You know who you are.)

I really will try and post more regularly. I need to do some more knitting for my near and dear so that should provide some material. Until then, I will leave you with this cliché sunset shot. I looked out the window and was in a particularly snappy mood, so I dashed out there and took a few photos. There’s no harm in a few cliché shots sometimes. As a friend once said: “Everyone likes a good sunset photo”


  1. I LOVE your quilt! It's so beautiful and intricate - you should be very proud!

  2. Bailey! That's beautiful! Excellent job, I can't wait to see how snuggly that quilt really is :) (I hope you know what I mean...) Love you loads xox