Sunday, May 16, 2010

Can You See It?

I made a mistake. When the weather took a turn for the worst today, I was so excited because I finally had enough energy to feel inspired to do a project. I spotted a paint brush roll in a book and thought that it was time to make one. Grabbing my box of recycled linens, I cut out the pieces, resizing it to fit my smaller sized brushes, pens, and pencils. I just now  finished it, turned it right side out, top-stitched it and tried it out. I discovered that when I re-sized, I forgot to adjust where to insert the ties, so now when you fold the flap down the ties are in the wrong place. I've put it aside to fix another day.

 Also, I've done a few more squares from my leftovers. It's slowly growing. I'll be going out of town on Tuesday and I hope to find a suitable fabric for some of the  squares and the border.
Isn't this little fellow cute? I believe he is a white crowned sparrow. They were very shy at first, but are now coming to the little finch feeder on the deck. It's a little blurred due to cropping.

As for my current knitting project, I am doing a small afghan square by square. I'm using different colored cottons and some blocks form a library book called 'Blankets and Throws to Knit' by Debbie Abrahams. It's fun to knit but I don't know what it will be like to put together.


Wendy said...

Love your little scrappy blocks. What a cheerful little quilt it will grow up to be. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

art spirit said...

I love your scrappy quilt too! Great colors!
Enjoyed seeing all the crafy things you are up too. Got in a short visit to NB after a Deanne Fitzpatrick workshop in Nova Scotia. What a beautiful place you live in!