Crafting Lately

I have a lot of complaints with winter, but looking on the bright side, it’s a great time for crafting.  I’ve been bitten by the craft bug lately, and working on all kinds of projects here and there when I get a chance.  (Speaking of which — Happy MLK Jr Day!  I get the day off and it’s a snow day make-up day for my son’s school, so I have a free crafting day at home!)

KnittingParaphernalia socks.  I love this pattern, I love the gentle color changes of the yarn, and I love wearing handknit wool socks when it’s freezing outside.  I haven’t knit socks in years, but these socks + Mad Men on Netflix = my happy place.



Sewing – I joined the Scrappy Log Cabin quilt-along on Instagram (#scrappylogcabinqal)and stole a bunch of fabric scraps from my sister.  I’m loving the colors and I’m really excited about all the different layout options with this quilt block pattern.  My goal is to make one square each weekend day, although I can actually make them faster in batches, so I am probably going to shot for 4 blocks every two weeks.  I’d love to have it ready to send out for quilting by my birthday in March, but that might be a little ambitious.



Scrapbooking – I finished my 2014 Project Life album, except for a few photos I need to get from other people, and a page to remember my grandpa, who passed away on Thanksgiving Day.

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Do your hobbies change based on the season?  

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13 thoughts on “Crafting Lately

  1. I am like SOO impressed with your quilting – the finished product is beautiful!!

    Since James’ first birthday is coming up, I decided to make a concerted effort at his heretofore empty Project Life. I really like the system and hope to be better at it this year.
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  2. Crafty lady! I love those socks, I wish I could knit.
    I just started Friends yesterday, while I was crafting my hair 😀 I dyed it yesterday… on my own… DIY.
    I’ve heard about Project Life albums, I need to check these out.
    Wishing you a Happy Crafty Monday!
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  3. I’m sorry to hear of your Grandpa’s passing. Having a page in your 2014 book will be a nice reminder of him. 🙂 Great job on your crafting projects right now!!! I’m SO impressed with each of them! I could totally use some of those warm snuggly socks today! Is this your first quilt? It looks awesome and even better that they were free scraps! I seriously love that! As always, great job on your PL book! I’m so happy you are almost done with it so you are caught up! You’ve inspired me to print photos for mine right…NOW! BYE!
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  4. Wow, you have accomplished a lot! I do not craft. My little granddaughter loves to craft and I love watching her craft! She uses her imagination and is thrilled with her creations. Tried to learn to crochet once and just could not get the knack of it.
    Love,SMD’s Momma

  5. Look at those tiny little knitting needles & yarn! I never knew both came in sizes so small/thin. Very warm looking! Oh and I just love a good quilt! I love the geometric pattern. Congrats on finishing your 2014 PL album. Sorry about your Grandpa. I definitely only arm-knit in the winter but haven’t made one since Christmas. Maybe I’m losing steam and that’s ok because it’s been replaced by reading Gone Girl.

  6. So impressed by your 2014 album! it looks great and more importantly it’s finished. we still haven’t finished our wedding album!

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