Swift Hat

Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend. I had the craziest week. As I had mentioned before one of my beloved dogs has been sick and we have been dealing with that. But last Wednesday (as if I needed another sick pup) I had to rush my other dog (Miss Mona the pug) for an emergency surgery. It was very stressful for everyone at home. Specially because her condition was so critical that her vet could not perform the surgery and we had to take her to a Veterinary clinic for specialties. Thankfully she is now at home recovering. We are trying to keep her calm and quiet so I've been spending a lot time sitting by her side watching her and knitting to help me pass the time. So today I finished my Swift hat I started a couple weeks ago. The pattern is from the book Journey by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook. The hat is supposed to be slouchy but it was turning out to be too much for my taste so I altered the pattern a bit and made it shorter than what it calls for. I'm so pleased with the way it turned out. I just hate the reason why I'been having so much time to knit. 

I wish you have a safe and happy week!

XO

Martha.

Kiwi Shawl

I finally finished my Kiwi shawl (you can see some of my progress here and here). I love they way it turned out. Specially because this shawl started just as a way to use up this yarn I had in my stash. The yarn was actually an impulse buy.  I was not really sure about the colors but it was on clearance at my local craft store. 99 cents for a skein of silk/bamboo yarn is really hard to resist. I figured at the time: I'll find a way to use them. After storing it for a while I decided finally make something with it. I wanted something simple to knit so I chose a basic triangular shawl. I only had three skeins of yarn (two green and one brown) so the yarn dictated its size. It is big enough to wrap around my neck by not large enough to cover my back. Now that I see it finished I'm glad I didn't pass up on this yarn. The combination of silk and bamboo on the yarn make for a super soft and luxurious texture and the drape is fantastic. I think it is jus lovely even if it looks like a kiwi. 

I hope you have a wonderful week!

 

XO

Martha

Tiny Finishes

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Lately I've been working on my Modern Maples Quilt and the quilt top is almost done (yay!). But sometimes while working on a large project I feel like I need to finish something to have that sense of accomplishment, you know what I mean? So I made this Granny Square Mini quilt. It is such a tiny finish but I love the way it turned out. The soft colors and the hand quilting make it even cutter (I think). 

Thank you so much much for participating on my giveaway. The winner is DeborahGun! 

I hope you have a wonderful week!

XX

Martha

Sew The Library & A Giveaway

Welcome to another edition of Sew the Library! I thought for this edition of Sew the Library we should add even more fun to the link up and have a little giveaway. This pretty bundle of Denyse Schmit's fabrics (one of my absolute favorite designers); a total of one and a half yards. They are from the DS Quilts Collection Piccadilly and Bakersfield and Union Station.

  • For a chance to enter simply leave a comment on this post. 
  • Weekend Doings followers (old and new) get a second entry. Leave a second comment letting me  know how you follow. 

Giveaway is open to everyone (US and International) and will remain open until October 31. Make sure you leave your e-mail address so I contract you if you are the lucky winner. 

And if you have a project to share, please link below:

Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

XX

Martha

WIP: Kiwi Shawl

I've been slowly getting back to crafting and last week I picked up my Kiwi Shawl and started working on it again. Up until know I didn't have a name for it since I'm not following a pattern; I just wanted to knit this lovely yarn I had in my stash so I'm improvising as I go. My husband is the one who named it. I showed him the progress  after I added the brown accent and he very quickly replied: "it looks like a kiwi! I like it" After that lovely compliment I can't think of any other name :)

It is almost finished, right now I'm working on the border and very soon it will be off the needles. I can hardly wait.

I hope you have lovely week!

XX

Martha.

Still Holding Up Hope

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my previous post. My little girl is slowly improving. We are still adjusting to a new normal: medication schedules, constant visits to the vet and the occasional set backs. But our Mini Lou is a real fighter. She has thought us so much about patience and resilience. No matter what she always has so much love to give. We are so grateful for our little baby and hope from the bottom of our hearts that she continues to improve. Still a long road ahead and it is uncertain. But we are still holding up hope.

XX

Martha 

Sew the Library

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Sew the Library. Right now on my table I have these pretty little scraps that were leftover from quilt I made a while ago. They are super colorful and I think would make a perfect  scrappy project. Sadly there hasn't been much time spent in my sewing room lately. One of my beloved dogs has been very sick for the past three weeks. So for now every time I pass by my sewing room I admire this little pile and hope things return back to normal soon. 

How about you? Have you sewn a project lately inspired by a book or a magazine? Please share with us below, visit others and promote the link up.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely week. 

XO

Martha

Autumn Days And More Maples

Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was wonderful. After a terrible heat wave, the weather finally cooled down and it is starting to feel like autumn. The cool crisp air and the warm afternoon light are just lovely. Also, I had time to sew! So that was fantastic. I made a couple more blocks for my Modern Maples Quilt. The blocks come together very quickly and so fun to sew. I think very soon I'll have a quilt top... I can't wait.

Wishing you a lovely week.

Martha.