Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Twister tote

I can’t believe that it’s April 4th and we’re having another snow day. Schools are canceled and I rebooked a dentist appointment. I’m having @ very domestic kind of day, changing the bed, washing clothes, making a roasted vegetable soup and sewing.

At lunch time, I chopped and roasted a tray of veggies—tomatoes, red peppers, zucchini, onion, and garlic sprinkled with sea salt, basil, oregano and no salt herb mix.

After roasting it went into the pot with some broth and frozen corn. I semi puréed it using a hand held blender.

I’m craving a grilled cheese on whole grain bread to go with.

Last Saturday at our guild UFO a generous quilter was giving a workshop on making a Simply Charming Twister Tote. 

I was so inspired by all the themes and varieties, I decided to try it myself. She’s doing it again this Saturday. In the sewing room I’ve been cutting 30 5 inch batik squares to be sewn in rows, 5 by 6 to prepare for cutting the twister blocks.

 I chose 3 fabrics for bottom, handles and pockets.

When I need to rest my back, I can put my feet up and do some knitting. I’m working on a merino wool Gingerbread Hat, pattern found on Ravelry.

The yarn is a pure merino superwash worsted weight, Mecha, by Malabrigo in Peru. I picked it up in Amherst, NS last week atDeanne Fitzpatrick’s Studio.

I thought you might like a look at the books I’m reading right now.

And finally this magazine.


Sally Hurley said...

Mmmmm - roasted veg. I love those batik prints! all such lovely stuff. :-)

Mystic Quilter said...

Your soup looks delicious - making feel pretty hungry and still a couple of hour to go before the evening meal!! Nice pattern for the tote bag and the hat you're knitting reminds me of Healther.
Books - I have the Modern Quilt Magic and there are certainly three patterns I'l love to make in there, but your magazine Mindfulness Manual really interests me - I think I could spend some time reading this one. I'd love to know what you think of it.