I finished Jeff's Mariners Flags lap quilt top - it's quilted, just needs blocking and binding. Pics to come.
I finished the 5 knit Norwegian Stranded Sweaters, the 2 Christmas stockings, a headband and a dozen or so ornaments and gave all away for Christmas.
I'm very close to having my Double Wedding Ring quilt top assembled.
I've knit a top since Christmas, for myself. I still need to crochet the edging around the armscye and knit a hem on it, but I intend to wear it Thursday so I'll need to finish it tonight or tomorrow.
I've also knit an American Girl Doll dress for the boutique for our quilt show in March. I need to block it and take pics.
And I've started on another project for next Christmas, using some yarns I have in stash. this is a good thing. I'll space it out so that it doesn't seem overwhelming.
So now I need to start sewing some clothing for me.
My friend and I went to Charleston to an Image Consultant 10 days ago to get our colors "done". Back in the 80's when the Color Me Beautiful book first came out someone somewhere determined I was a Winter. There were only 4 Color Seasons then. There are 12 or 16 now depending on who's program you're subscribing to. Obviously I've aged. But I've read that our colors get cooler as we age. I've also read that distinguishing between a Deep Winter and a Deep Autumn is challenging - or conversely, it's easy to miss and get them wrong with each other.
You've guessed whats' coming. As I'm older the nuances are less forgiving. I can no longer carry off any Winter palette. I've been classed as a Low Contrast Deep Autumn. There are a very few colors that cross over between the two deep palettes - one of them being Sapphire blue. Thank heavens for that!
But, all my black, my black and white, my white, and all my white with bright fabrics simply won't do anything for me. As much as I walked out of that appointment kicking and fighting against the classification, I know she got it right.
Welcome to my new color palette.
And I have been busy measuring and picture taking, to put up a Sale or Trade page. I have collected some awesome fabrics, and most of the black fabrics I'm reconciled to finding a new home for. One where they might get sewn up, one where when they are sewn up the wearer finds joy in the fabric.
The Flickr Album where I've been uploading the pics of what I'm letting go of is here.
I'm about 1/2 way through. I don't have a Paypal account right now. What I'd prefer to do is swap. I'm going to put together a wish list of some things I would like.
Actually, I would like to trade some of my stash fabrics for fabric that will work for me now.
A start to my WISH/WANT list.
Make me an offer. For some of the more expensive items here I'd be more than willing to trade several pieces or one of the boucles I have. And I have a whole stack yet to be listed. Things like DKNY jersey pieces I picked up from EmmaOneSock and some lovely pieces of wool. I have a silver/black piece of lace, a black/gold lace, and a netting that is embellished too - need to get pics of those up.
2 yds of this double faced rayon knit from Sawyer Brook
Pattern to make the Style Arc Fiona Cardi. Which I need the pattern for.
I'd also like the Granville Shirt Pattern by Sewaholic
2 yards of this cotton shirting from Vogue Fabrics for $7.99/yd
A scarf from the Smithsonian Gift Store on sale for $39.99
end cut from Smugglers Daughter Fabrics
That's enough for now.
I don't expect to get anywhere near retail value on what I want to trade away, so make me an offer. Several pieces of fabric for one of my wish list items. I'll pick up shipping to you so no money changes hands - as you likely need to pay shipping in what we're trading that's coming to me.
I'll take the filter off the comments. Leave me a comment if you're interested. thanks, Marji