Friday, September 4, 2015

FO Friday - 9/4/2015

I have FOs

Don't faint.

I finished the 2015 Camp Loopy Project 3 Yarn:

Pattern: Shleeves by Mary Annarella
Yarn: Rowan Fine Lace
The challenge was "something amazing" and I thought a shawl with sleeves fulfilled the requirement.

And I finished the 2015 Camp Loopy Project 3 Fabric:

Pattern: Take Four by Cary Flanagan
Fabric: Riley Blake Santa Express fat quarter collection, plus four other half-yard cuts.
The challenge was "something different" and those who know me know that I am a little matchy-matchy...and by little, I mean a lot. These coordinating placemats are definitely different!

Camp Loopy is history.

Loopy Academy just started.

MK out.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Movie Monday - 8/17/2015

It's been a while, but I have been able to watch a couple of movies here and there.

Melissa McCarthy plays a desk-bound CIA analyst in Spy. She has to become a field agent to foil the bad guys. Also starring are Melissa Hart, Jude Law, Rose Byrn, Allison Janney and Bobby Canavale. It was cute.

Serena is set in the south during the Depression. A timber baron is well on his way to building his empire, when he meets the woman he feels is worthy of being his spouse. Never mind that he has fathered a child with the woman who makes him his dinner. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star. It was good.

In Divergent, the people of a dystopian society must commit to joining one of five factions based on human virtues when they reach adulthood. Divergents, have qualities of more than one of the factions and are feared by the one jockeying for control. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd and Kate Winslet star in this great adaptation of the novel by the same name. It was good.

MK out.

Friday, July 31, 2015

FO Friday - 7/31/2015

In the nick of time, Camp Loopy Project Two Fabric is finished! 

For this challenge, we had to do a little appliqué or embroidery someplace on the project. I chose to appliqué a heart on a scrappy strip I used to piece the backing.

Pattern: Strip Tango
Fabrics: several from the Windham Fabrics Wildflower collection, Riley Blake Blue Dots from Girl Crazy and Pinwheels from Fancy Free.

MK out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WIP Wednesday - 7/22/2015

The Penny Candy Tee is coming right along:

I never tire of views such as this one:

MK out.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Change of Plans...

Remember my Penny Candy Tee and how it looked on 6/28 when I restarted it? Here's a picture in case you forgot:

Something just hasn't felt right about it. I finally decided to rip out that 2-stitch I-cord cast on and I redid it in the darker grey color.

I just wasn't able to get my head wrapped around that teal color; so, it's going to be a three color sweater, instead of four. I think it will be more versatile that way. 

Now I can use that whole skein of teal for something else.

MK out.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tuesday Night Fun

So, one of the challenge requirements for the July fabric project is to have a little appliqué or embroidery worked into it.


It's not that I have never appliquéd or embroidered before, but I've been a little bit apprehensive about that part. The quilt top got put together a week ago People!

I was originally thinking I would appliqué something in one of the rectangles. I had so much fun sewing them together, that I forgot to save one to put on the appliqué first; so, I thought I'd figure out something to put on the back.  I've spent the whole last week fretting about it.

Well, today I decided I was going to do a little scrappy something and incorporate an appliqué.

I think I will like it.

MK out.

Friday, July 10, 2015

FO Friday - 7/10/2015

I finished the Camp Loopy July yarn project. Yay!

Pattern: SUMMERTIME Shawl by Michele C Meadows
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Comments:  This project worked up quickly - all garter stitch; so, very relaxing to knit. If I were to make it again, and likely I will, I think it would look super in semisolid colors. 

MK out.