Here are some photos of our March as it roared in with ice and snow storm.
I took several photos over the course of the day for the college girl. It is always so amazing to me that it was snowing on Sunday and the very next Friday it is supposed to be 60 degrees plus! This was Sunday morning as the ice and snow started.
About noon it was really snowing pretty hard.
Then we got another layer of ice.
Here is the next morning. Which is really nothing to those of you that live North of us, but quite amazing to us. March snowstorms are not unusual for Oklahoma. My tulips are sprouting and the daffodils are up but not blooming yet. Spring is on the way.
I have been sewing, crocheting and working on more 100 items in 100 day stash projects! This week has been busy with a trip to a college for a couple of scholarship interviews. It was nice to spend one on one time with DS and to think that he graduates in a couple of short months. Our home seems to be getting quieter and quieter, but this week will be busy with our daughter’s college friends visiting here for parts of Spring Break. It will be fun and crazy with a lot of food and laughter.
I love flannel blankets for babies. They are so warm, cuddly and comforting. These three were made for baby boys with their bright colors and woven plaids.
My favorite a Stewart plaid. #61
This beautiful blue, black and white plaid. #62
I love the black in this plaid. These are pre-washed for softness and hemmed for durability. They are woven with the different colors so both sides are exactly the same print. The shop has bibs to match and would make a great baby shower gift set.
I never thought that I would reach this number quite so quickly. I wondered if I would be able to create even 50 items. Here I am sitting at 60. Here is a quick look at them all.
I am glad that I challenged myself to the 100 items in 100 days Challenge. I have used quite a few supplies. I am also a little staggered at how much I still have. While I have run out of a few key elements like the batting I use in the coffee cozies, pot holders, and cup sleeves. I have used up three spools of white thread and quite a few buttons. I have given to a teacher friend my rubber stamps, stamp pads and card stock for use in her classroom. I removed several vintage tea towels to use in my kitchen. I still have an excess of supplies sitting in my studio. I am wondering if I could continue the challenge to use up even more supplies in my shop. I would need to buy the batting I need though, I would NOT need to buy any yarn for quite awhile. I have enough yarn to last until June, August or even October, barring any flights of creativity.
I have been challenged to think outside the box and to use what I already have rather than rush out the store when I am low on creativity. While, I do pin ideas to my Pinterest boards, I try to use those ideas as a spring board for my own creativity. I have three or four several things in the works for the next couple of weeks.
I still need to baste and quilt the quilt top
I have at least two or three crochet blankets in the works
I have three or four crochet patterns that I need to write up and publish
I have the supplies to create another weekender bag and the pattern free from the internet
I can crochet a ton of fingerless gloves, scarves and maybe hats! I am not fond of hats as everyone’s head is a very different size.
I have some small sewing ideas floating around in my head as well.
We will see what happens as I will have a full house next week as it is Spring Break for the college girl and she is bringing her room mates home for the week. The other kids also have Spring break at the same time so it will be a busy week full of food, fun and laughter. I hope the weather cooperates as a hot dog roast/marshmallow toasting are in the works, along with some trips to museums in the area and of course bargain shopping! May you have a great week! It is icy and snowing here today as I write this, but by the time you read this it should be warm and sunny.
When cleaning out the studio last week, I ran across a bunch of lovely silky fabric. It wasn’t anything that I would sew as it tends to spit out the pins as you sew. It is way above my comfort level to sew with and was given to me by both my Mother in Law and my Mom. I had been on a recent shopping trip with my teenage daughter and noticed that infinity scarves and scarves in general were the latest thing. (They have probably been the latest thing for quite awhile.) I had enough to create a variety of different scarves. Some are infinity and some are not. I am counting these for the challenge.
I made an infinity scarf out of the beautiful green, black and blue optical print.
I made two of these long rectangular scarves with this lovely black fringe from my supplies. They came out quite nice.
I also made an infinity scarf out of the same fabric. It reminds me of storm clouds.
This is a beautiful silky feel window pane plaid of purple, green and red on a blue background. While I was taking the photos I found an alternate way to wear it. A simple pull through knot.
So five scarves would be numbers #56, 57, 58, 59, 60! I haven’t decided if these will be in listed in the shop or for personal use. We will see!