We have a ceramics center here in town and I have always toyed with the idea of joining the guild. My son and I took a day class and it was so much fun, so then I signed up for the five week wheel throwing course. Once I started I knew I would join the guild for sure. I am still such a beginner, but I am enjoying the time I spend in the studio immensely! I want to experiment with every technique I can find, and I’ll be sure and post photos again soon with my progress.

FlyingParrotQuilts Epic Halloween Quilt-a-long

Slyvia over at Flying Parrot Quilts put together a beautiful (epic!) Halloween quilt and after getting so much interest on instagram she decided to host a quilt-a-long. I have been following along each week making my blocks so I too can have an epic Halloween quilt. Be sure to check her blog for each week’s blocks, she has links to the patterns, and tips on sewing them. I’d substituted a few blocks (because I prefer to do paper piecing) but I’ve mostly been keeping with the blocks each week and can’t wait to sew them all together!

More handspun yarn..and one finished project

I’ve spun a bunch of yarn this Summer, and keep trying to make sure once I cast a project off I get something new onto the needles. I have also been dyeing yarn, and the finished project came from a skein of yarn I dyed some time in June. It was the project I was working on for national knit in public day, an age of brass and steam kerchief (my absolute go-to, I think I’ve made 4 this Summer alone!)