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!)

August Crafternoon






For August’s crafternoon we did jewelry making from a mixture of shrinky dinks and iron ons. The food was breakfast themed, and unfortunately I didn’t take very many photos at all! I made three kinds of quiche, and banana bread but there was all kinds of fun things that people brought. Raspberry danish, bread pudding made out of donuts, donuts from Diablo Doughnuts in Baltimore, coffee cake, and mimosas.