Friday, 19 May 2017

Classic Lone Star pattern now available on Craftsy and Etsy



I'm very happy to announce that the pattern for my favourite quilt is now available in my pattern shops on Etsy and Craftsy.



I've called it the Classic Lone Star Quilt to distinguish it from my Modern Lone Star Quilt pattern - and because that's what it is of course!



I love this quilt! It keeps us warm every night - winter is coming Down Under, and it's rapidly getting colder now here in Sydney (we miss subtropical Brisbane...)



Just a few more pics...



Such a good looking quilt... ;-)

Monday, 15 May 2017

Socks



After knitting two pairs of gloves in the round, I felt I was ready to tackle socks. So when I read about this gorgeous self-striping yarn (Trekking XXL by Zitron) on one of my favourite knitting blogs (in Dutch, but worth checking out), I decided to give it a go. I ordered the yarn, bought a set of 2.75 mm dpns, and found a free Ravelry pattern that looked doable (Basic Ribbed Socks by Kate Atherley). The first sock is almost finished now, and I'm surprised at how much I am enjoying it!



The Sydney Temperature Scarf is also growing, and as you can see it's finally getting colder (yellow means 15-20 degrees Celsius):



Exactly ten years ago, on May 15th 2007, I started this blog. We had arrived in Brisbane only a few weeks earlier, I had been making quilts for less than a year and was waiting for my sewing machine to arrive from the Netherlands. In that first post I talked about an alphabet quilt I wanted to make for my boys - that quilt got made eventually (in 2011, and not with paper-pieced blocks as I had originally intended but with Spoonflower swatches of my calligram designs), as did lots of other quilts. Lately it's mainly been knitting, as I seem to have lost my quilting mojo a bit, but I'm sure I'll get it back at some point.

I have enjoyed the journey so far and I hope you have enjoyed reading about it. I plan to keep blogging, if only for myself, as I like having this online journal of my creative endeavours. To be continued!