A couple of quilt and sewing projects that have been on my list for a while.
Copious amounts of tea will be consumed. :0)
Any Cath Kidston fans out there? I am one happy fan of hers... and I have a carry-all and another small bag to stitch.
I hope to put some time into a couple of crochet projects ...
in soft colors ~ I couldn't find exactly what I wanted, but this is close enough.
I was going for soft and soothing ice cream colors.
Here's the pattern I'm using for the afghan (blanket):
I found it in this older book:
As you can see it's a Granny-patch style ~
Since the smaller pieces are worked one at a time then assembled into the afghan, it's easily transportable and not bulky so it can be worked on in spare moments at home, or away.
And below is the other one I've already begun (this is a photo from the pattern) . If you know me you know I love that blue/yellow combination.
I don't expect to finish them on my time off, but I hope to make some progress!
And catching up on some (too many) books that I bought some time ago ~
Including four authored by Tessa Kiros ~ I'm ashamed to say I've had these two for a couple of years, I feel badly that I have not given them proper attention.
A mother of two young daughters, I adore her style; casual and real. The recipes are unusual and absolutely beautiful ~ I plan on cooking from them and will share some of the recipes from the books in the near future.
Beautiful, mouth-watering photos ...
Would you look at this scrumptious-looking dessert?
And these are two more, also by Ms. Kiros ~ loaded with recipes and her food memories. I usually read cookbooks from cover to cover if they are particularly interesting, and these fit into that category.
I think between cleaning, tidying and catching up with some of my fiber hobbies and maybe some painting~ I'll be happily busy, but I'll be around with the exception of a couple of day trips we have planned.
Thank you for stopping by, and your welcome comments!