06 July 2007

Giving Thanks

Although this isn’t the time of year set aside for giving thanks, I wanted to take a chance to thank Kathy from Pink Chalk Studio for the cutest little pincushion she sent my way. If she’s not already on your reading list, go visit her blog. Great pictures and tons of wonderful information. Her tutorials are amazing!

Now doesn’t that make you want to sit down with a nice cup of coffee and a quilt project? Hmm, might even inspire me to sit and sew down a binding on a quilt that needs to be gifted. If you’ve ever had to sew a binding on a flannel quilt in July, you’ll know that’s really saying something about the inspiring abilities of the pincushion!

I recently volunteered to do some test sewing on a new pattern that Kathy put out, the Note Taker.

This is a great project that I’d highly recommend to anyone interested in sprucing up her office supplies. As I was working, I was reminded of many of the Amy Butler projects from her recent book (for more reasons than just the need for Timtex), so if you’re a fan of Ms. Butler’s work, you’ll enjoy this one.

Unintentionally, I went into the stash and came out with the perfect Project Spectrum color scheme. I haven’t been doing a very good job of participating in this group but oh well, such is the crafty life.

I think I see more of these in my future. If you’re on my Christmas list, you might be seeing one of these in your future as well!
Just a few knitting notes:

* Today is the last day to sign-up for Mystery Stole 3. Go, go, go if you haven't already. Even if this isn't a good lace moment for you, give it a look-see. I plan to start this one around September 1 if anyone wants to do a late to the party unofficial knitalong.

* I think you have until tomorrow to sign up for the Tour de France Knitalong. You have three weeks to knit on anything "French," to be interpreted as you see fit. (Okay, I admit that I'm just in it to see all the pics of cute riders that they're posting!) I'll post about my plans tomorrow but wanted to give you the necessary links if you want to add some new groups to your list of things to do.


Lone Knitter said...

Those are the cutest little pin cushions! I love the little button.

Redheadskydiver said...

Cute cute pincushion! I signed up for MS3 at the last minute but I don't think I'm going to cast on it for it now. Just collect the clues and enjoy watching it emerge in everyone else's pictures.g