Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hipstamatic Hair Wear

Originally my plan for June was a bigger project from the Embroidery Companion book but with travelling to England and Scotland for a big portion of the month I decided to rethink that idea.  The Embroidery Companion Sew Along project for June has the theme of hair accessories which I think will be super travel friendly.  

First Option:  Petunia Headband and my first choice to make from this set.

Second Option:  A little cross stitch number.

Third Option:  The Apple Blossom Kerchief.  I'd really like to stitch this one up as well if it works out.

How are your Country Time Quilts coming along?  Me, I just finished the last embroidered square today and still have several blocks to cut out - so SERIOUSLY behind.  My hope is with the long weekend I can get the quilt top made and sandwiched up and (fingers crossed here) get started on hand quilting.
Head over to the flickr group as Delilah37 put up some beautiful photographs of her quilt.  I love how she added another little friend to the group!

Some other crafty fun around the web:

If I don't get in tomorrow have a lovely Memorial Day weekend!

Monday, May 23, 2011

this weekend

  • I dominated the dominoes table at our regular monthly ladies domino game night.
  • Rediscovered the joys of baking with whole grains with "Lemon Barley Scones" made on Saturday and "Rhubarb Tarts" enjoyed on Sunday both recipes from the wonderful Good to the Grain .
  • Spent most of Saturday cuddled up on the couch with an adorable Cavalier and a good book
  • Purchased some much needed travel gear for our upcoming England/Scotland trip.
  • Plus a couple new things to wear on the trip.
  • Spent an half hour at my favorite fabric store picking out pretty calicos.
  • Finished the third of six embroidered squares for the Country Time QuiltCrossing my fingers extra hard that I can somehow miraculously pull off finishing this project by month's end.
  • Watched all three of the Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock episodes on Netflix.
  • In all of the goodness in my weekend I must confess I was also doing a bit of an avoidance dance of some emotional work that needs to be done.  Here's to staring fear in the face and trudging on!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thought of You

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

A beautiful collaboration of dance, art, and music.

Hope you dance through your weekend!