Thursday, November 29, 2012

Festival of Trees auction

Here in Utah, we have the annual
festival of trees, which raises money
The festival has traditionally had
decorated Christmas trees for auction
to raise funds. Over the years they
have added wreathes, table centerpieces,
gingerbread houses,a craft booth and
sweet shoppe.
Now they also have a quilt auction.
This year, my quilter, Diane, and I
donated a quilt
I forgot to get a photo of it before it
went to the auction, so I friend snapped
a photo at the auction Tuesday night.

It's a crazy 9-patch block done in
all sorts of Christmas prints with
a solid green binding. I haven't
received the final word, but friends
that were at the auction said it
went for at least $475.
I'm already looking forward to next
year...what quilt will I make?

(This quilt was part of my 12 UFO's in 2012
project...another one done! yahoo!)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stash Busting report

Since I only post once per month,
this is my second to the last Stash Busting
report for 2012....where did the time go?
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in this year: 0 yards
Fabric out this week: 14 yards
Fabric out this year: 107.5 yards
I made my goal of using/donating
100 or more yards this year!
Only one more month to complete
my goal of not purchasing any
fabric (or sewing/quilting patterns)
for the year....I can do it!
I'm going to add to my total of
fabric used a little more over the
month of December. Christmas PJ's
and other gifts to make for the family.
How are you doing on your stash busting?

Friday, November 9, 2012

On the Needle

I haven't posted for a couple of weeks...
time sure flies!
I finished the Organic Ruffles scarf
It was a pretty simple pattern.
The only challenge...needed longer cables.
I am now knitting a scarf using
fuzzy red/grey/brown/white yarn
I purchased when the local Ben Franklins
was going out of business 2 years ago.
It's kind of heavy, but will be a fun
addition of color on a wintery day.
And speaking of arrived here in
my little part of Utah today.
My weekend plans...staying inside and knitting!