Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mango Tango Socks!

It's been awhile since I knit myself a new pair of socks. I started these with the intention of putting them in the shop, but I tried them on and I'm hooked. They are so comfortable, the fit is perfect, and I love the pattern... it's called Go With The Flow and the yarn I used is my favorite - Socks That Rock Lightweight. This colorway is called Mango Tango.

This pattern is a very fast and very easy knit. It took me a little over a week, knitting only in the evenings. 

Take care,

Monday, October 27, 2014

Have you seen/heard this?

Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover)

I find it amazing!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Take care,

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Going to take a little break...

I'm going to take a week+ break from the shop beginning early next Saturday morning.

 When I open it up again I will have a few new items to list!!

Take care,

edited to reflect changes

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Back to sewing - yea!!

Before attending the opening reception of the Art From Cloth 2014 show by the Extreme Quilters of Southern California Sunday afternoon, which I highly recommend seeing, I was able to get a couple of Zip & Go's made.

These were commissioned long before my sister came to visit with the knowledge that I would not complete them until the beginning of October.

This one with the birds is going to be used at Christmastime and it's perfect for that. There is just enough "bling" to make it special and elegant. My customer picked this main fabric and I supplied the interior text fabric. They make a great combination, I think. This is the backside and from this photo you can really get a good feel for the birch trees the birds are sitting on.

It felt good to be making them/sewing again!

Take care,

Monday, October 06, 2014

Apple time!

Every year we get in the car and make the trek up the coast to See Canyon where we purchase "fresh from the tree" apples. I wish we could actually pick them, but that's not an option. We love the variety called Splendour and have found only one place that grows them. They don't always have prolific quantities of them, so when we are notified that they have them, we go now!!

Saturday was a fun day... 102 degrees in Buellton as we were passing through, but thankfully the a/c in our car works great! The day was warm and and the skies were beautiful as was the clear, blue ocean along the coastal part of the trip.

We stopped at only one fabric/quilt shop along the way, as I had a very specific fabric in mind that I was trying to find and knew some of the shops just wouldn't have what I was looking for. I accomplished my mission and found the background for the embroidery blocks in this quilt!

Take care,

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

How about some Moon Shine?

Love, love, love this line. The more I look at it, the more I like it!

I have Fat Quarter packs, 10" charm packs, and 5" charm packs in stock.

They're heeeerrreeee!

Take care,

Monday, September 29, 2014

What a great week!

I had such a wonderful week with my sister! I forget how much fun she is until we actually get time to spend together.

We kept ourselves busy at the outlet mall, In-n-Out, the beach a couple of days, Duke's Malibu for lunch on the way home from LAX, Ventura Harbor where we ate at Andria's Seafood and went for a walk, and best of all - Disneyland.

We rode the Indiana Jones ride first thing after arriving and when we discovered there was barely any wait, we rode it again! We both thought it was our favorite ride, along with Big Thunder Mountain. And, after all the years I've been to Disneyland, this was the first time seeing the Haunted Mansion decorated for Halloween. What a great treat!! We got there at 10:30 am and left at 9pm. The only real sitting we did was when we ate lunch at the Hungry Bear Restaurant. The very best food I've eaten at Disneyland ever. Tried an Apple Caramel Funnel Cake and it was great!! 

Can you believe it? We only made a couple of the recipes we had collected and sad to say, both were disappointments. We were just too busy to cook much.

I don't usually post pictures of family (or myself, for that matter), but thought I might break my own rule just this once! At the time we took this selfie (I can't believe we took a selfie), it was blistering hot and we had just managed to find a little shade in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle.

Now I've got to get myself back into my usual routine. And, I'm anxious to get back to sewing and quilting!!

Take care,

Saturday, September 20, 2014

My sis and I have been planning...

Ever since I found out that my sis was going to visit, she and I have been making plans. We've got plans for several days at the beach, a trip to Disneyland, In-n-Out (since she doesn't have one where she lives), and lots of good food. In fact, we've been saving recipe ideas...

Photo courtesy of WonderfulDIY.com
Don't these Brownie Bowl Sundaes look soooo good? Can't wait to try these.

 Photo courtesy of Damn Delicious
Who does not love a Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pizookie?? mmmm... makes my mouth water just looking at the photo.

Photo courtesy of ImperialSugar.com
We're gonna make our own ice cream though. Nothing is as good as homemade, right? If this recipe should fall short, which I highly doubt, I have another one that I've made before and know it's great.

We should have a couple healthy things too, shouldn't we??

Photo courtesy of Damn Delicious
Like this Baked Parmesan Zucchini. Wow... it really looks healthy and good.

Photo courtesy of Organic Gardening
To tell you the truth, I've never been a fan of Fish Tacos, but sis says these are wonderful and she will make them so I'm willing to give them a try.

Photo courtesy of Damn Delicious
I'm thinking that we really like the way Damn Delicious cooks!! :) Crab & Artichoke dip.

Don't you think we're going to have a great time? She gets here today and I'm pretty darn excited about it! How many pounds do you think I'm going to gain?

Take care,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's going to be in the shop tomorrow!

I've finally decided that this quilt will be in my etsy shop tomorrow, although I'm still having a small struggle with myself whether to sell it or not since I love it soooo much! I think it makes the most perfect Christmas wall hanging and I love the way it's quilted.

Here's the link to see a previous post which is very picture-heavy, if you think you may be interested in purchasing it. You are welcome to contact me at imquilternity at yahoo dot com for more information.

Take care,