Friday, December 29, 2006

I can't believe how unbelievably fast time flies. My oldest daughter turned 17. The year 2006 is almost over. I feel sad but I learned so many new things this year.

Quilting soothes me. Unlike knitting, I do and finish my quilting projects one at a time. I have this urge to finish before I start a new one.

I finished my gift to Angela, the Swallowtail shawl from Interweave Knits. I knitted it with cotton/rayon blend yarn because of her allergy to wool. The yarn was handpainted by me a year ago, and sat in my stash forever. I knew somehow that it will turn into a project. Pics to follow.

I dropped off the guild library books with the guild President last night. It felt like I finished that chapter and finally closed the book. Why do I feel so darn dreary??? Even I'm depressing myself, he,he.

I need to go visit some quilt stores and drop by Knitique. Danielle never fails to lighten my mood.

And thanks, Beth!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Wow! Christmas is almost here. Time flies. Last year, we were in Vegas and did not enjoy the coming of Christmas. I've finished shopping, something I really do not enjoy at all. Except when I'm shopping for fabrics.

I'm knitting too much, to fulfill orders, and I'm missing my quilting projects.

Next year, I will write more freebie patterns to share.

Next year, I plan to take more quilting classes and perfect my technique. I want to sell more baby quilts.

I have a decision to make. To rejoin the knitting quild or not. I have been away for two months, missed a couple of meetings including the Christmas party, and did not get an email or phone call from even one of the members I call friends. I wasn't missed at all. I'll quit whining and make a decision soon.

I'm currently the co-librarian for the guild and because of the 2 missed meetings, it does look like I haven't been fulfilling my duties. There might be several people interested in taking over my job so I think I will give it up.

So there, decision made (at least one of them).

Now I know how it feels to be unwanted, he, he.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Knitter/crocheter For hire

I've finally realized that since I've been doing this for a while, I'm officially a knitter (and crocheter) for hire!

I was commissioned by a friend, Angela, to crochet the Winnie the Pooh collection. I've finished Winnie several months back. Tigger is also finished.

So is Piglet.

And this month, I finished Eeyore. Angela is giving the whole set to her granddaughter for Christmas. Just in time.

And, last month, my best friend, Janet, came for a visit. She bought all the materials and I finished this quilt for her. First time I made a quilt using polyester and fleece fabric. Now I know why guilters only quilt with cotton!!

I am also knitting hats and mitts for Yolo Wool mill and will soon be knitting a lace shawl for Hand Jive Knits for TNNA. I get to do what I love and get paid for it.

Signing off, Vicki, soon-to-be Quilter for hire.