Monday, January 30, 2012

Some new sofa bling

I decided that the living room needed a little refresher and a few throw pillows were the perfect (cheap) answer. I bought a couple of yards for the backing and a couple of fat quarters to fill out my color scheme, but everything else came from my stash!

I have another star pillow cut and ready to go, plus I have 2 smaller pillows that I have planned, but not started yet. It has been really nice to play with some patterns and not commit to a full size blanket right now. The rail fence pattern is from the book The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman - a wonderful resource I got from my hubby for Christmas. The wonky stars pillow I saw here - along with the awesome tutorial. I am thinking about doing it as a full blanket one day. (We'll see if and when that happens)

Knitting is coming along...I am mostly working on it when we are in the car. Not much else is happening because Timothy is waking up in the middle of the night (ugh), and sometimes only takes one nap that lasts an hour. What happened to my good sleeper?!?! I am hoping that he returns to his better sleeping habits soon! Other distractions in my life: 67 degree weather.

In January.

Timothy and I escaped the house and went for a walk. It was amazing!

Projects on deck (after the other 3 pillows are done):

Boppy covers (for myself and my sister)
Catching up on my blocks of the month for the local quilters' guild
Knit dishrags to replenish my own stash and for my mom (she gave me a load of the yarn!)
Maybe make a throw?
Research the possibility of making a summer queen quilt for our bed (the pregnancy is getting to my head!!)


  1. Since we have the same phone... I think you MIGHT be able to download pictures to the computer by the charging cord. I haven't tried yet but since it has the USB plug I would think you could do it. That's the theory at least.

  2. You know, I have been trying to do that very thing, but it doesn't recognize the phone as a device, it just will charge through the computer. I should probably find the manual and read it, but who knows what happened to it. :)

  3. Psh. The manual I got doesn't tell me anything except how to turn the phone on and how to use all the fancy vcast junk. But maybe you got a different manual? Or you should be able to find it online.