Saturday, January 20, 2007

Here are some details of the Swallowtail shawl.

I think I'm going to like this new and updated Blogger. It's letting me upload pictures!

I'm angry with Walmart for phasing out their fabric department. It's true that you do get what you pay for. They have some horrible fabric but I got this Sponge Bob fabric that I turned into a quilt for Matthew, washed it several times, and it's still perfect! No fading, no pilling. I still buy quilt fabric at Joann's and at several quilt stores but the thought of losing Walmart fabrics makes me mad.

Speaking of quilt stores: I found some really nice batiks for 50% off at the Country Sewing store in Elk Grove. You have to go all the way to the back of the store to locate their sale fabrics. I will soon be taking some more quilting classes this month and next.

One of my knitted designs will be carried by Artyarns. woo hooo!

I need a jumpstart to finish my new lace patterns.

See you soon, Danielle! (Knitique) I have to visit my other favorite yarn stores in the area (I love them all). Frog Pond Knits, Babetta's, Rumpelstiltskin. There are other new stores that I still have not visited. Can you believe that??

The finished Swallowtail Shawl, designed by Evelyn clark, in the Fall 2006 issue of Interweave Knits. I totally enjoyed knitting this one for Angela, even with the nupps. I simply used a crochet hook to purl the 5 stitches together. With Angela's wool allergy, I used my own hand dyed cotton/rayon yarn.

Friday, January 05, 2007

I submitted a picture of one of my lap quilts to the Fat Quarter Shop website and it is now showing on their website under "Amy Butler Jolly Pack Quilt by Vicki Suan of Sacramento, CA" . Click on this link. Scroll down to the middle of the page. I didn't follow any pattern. It's my own creation!

woo hooo!