Saturday, May 23, 2009

Distracted

I'm still working on small things at the moment, my sewing room is such a mess that I need to get down there and have a clean up before I can work in there.In the meantime, since I haven't been doing much with quilting, here's a gratuitous shot of my giant pinwheels quilt top I made last year out of Denyse Schmidt fabrics.
Every Autumn and winter I get bitten by the wool bug so I got some balls of wool and my crochet hooks out. I bought this set of clover hooks when I was a teenager so that makes them very vintage.
Last night I was hooking merrily away and here's a sneak peek at what I got done. Hopefully, I'll be able to show it to you maybe next week. It's a smallish project.
The pink fabrics I ordered has arrived so as soon as that sewing room is back in order, I'll be able to use them.

Have a great weekend!

27 comments:

Kaaren said...

Oh, Janet I can't crochet and I'm soooo envious. Your sneak peek looks awesome and I can't wait to see more.

The pinks and green fabrics look so cottage-y/shabby chic. I absolutely love them. Wonder what will become of them?

Bunny said...

Love those fabrics the colours are yummy.
I have not done any crocheting in years, I used to make lap blankets now I quilt.

alobsiger said...

What happy pinwheels! Can't wait to see more of your crochet. I have my grandma's box of old crochet hooks. I love to play around with them. I don't know that I could keep a nice set like yours together without losing some.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing the pinwheel quilt -- very pretty!

Karen said...

Those pink fabrics look so sweet & summery. I have been in a pink mood lately, though I have little of it in my stash.

Di said...

Those pink fabrics look delicious! My favourite colour!

Lurline said...

You are super-human - nobody can get that much work done, LOL! Your pinwheel quilt - I love - crochet, I love, wish I was doing some now, so lovely to do in winter! Must send you an email about pink fabrics!
Hugs - Lurline♥
PS - my big cleanout starts soon as I've had coffee, then off to buy buttons, etc. for Mrs.Perkins!

Crispy said...

Oh I love your "vintage" crochet hook set. Your pink fabrics are VERY pretty...whatcha making with them?

Crispy

Darlene said...

I have one 'vintage' crochet hook - LOL!!!! When I lived in Okinawa in 19?? a couple of wonderful mamasans gave me my special hook and taught me how crochet. I can still remember their broken English and my broken Japanese - bet they're still laughing at me. LOL

OOOOHHHHH, those pink fabrics look yummy!

Juliann in WA said...

I am a cold weather knitter but I am hoping to keep up with my cap making challenge this year. So far I have 6 caps made. Just need to make another 6. Your yarns are lovely.

Sheri Howard said...

I know what you mean about the wool....I went and bought knitting cotton today and started a small project....and I LOVE your pink fabric...and Mrs. Perkins is so, so, so darling!!! I love that pattern!

imquilternity said...

Your "vintage" crochet hook set is great. I love that zippered case. How lucky you are.

You're a fast crocheter, if that's even a word. You got quite a bit done in one evening. I think crochet is a lot of fun and fairly easy so if you make a mistake it's a cinch to fix. Can't wait to see what you're making.

Kathie said...

what pretty pinks, they are perfect for your special quilt!
I still have some of my aunts knitting needles they have to be over 50 years old!
yes I find myself wanting to knit in the winter.
love the pinwheel quilt, another happy quilt!
have a great weekend and good luck cleaning the sewing room
maybe a tour when your done?

Stina said...

VERY pretty pinks and greens!!!! :o) Loved them... And some crochet... and lovely wool yarns.. it s so much fun.. love to see what you made.. so I´ll be back..have a great weekend!!

Stephanie said...

Yummy everything. Love the scrappy pinwheels and oh yarn...AND you've already started something! Hurry and get your sewing space organized so we can see what you make with your pretty new prints.

jaybird said...

I love the pinwheels.. great color choices!

Nedra said...

Everyone has been making such wonderful crocheted items lately. So fun to see on blogs. And I love your colors of yarns! Just looking at them lined up made me happy.

ranette said...

I grew up crocheting and still sometimes have the itch to get back to it...I'll have to dig out my vintage crochet hooks...lol

The giant pinwheels top is a sweet quilt and who doesn't love a stack of pink fabrics!

Carrie P. said...

OOOO!!! pink. One of my favorite colors. I know you will make something beautiful.
Your crochet is very pretty too. Love all the colors.

clare's craftroom said...

I'm having a big clean up in my sewing room , if I finish before you do would you like me to look after your new fabric ? LOL !

Jackie said...

I just love the pinwheel quilt! so bright and cheerful! The new fabrics are fun too. The crochet project looks like a beautiful one, can't wait to see more sneak peeks.

YankeeQuilter said...

That pinwheeel is beautiful! Pink and green remind me of the "preppie" clothes that were so popular when I was in elementary school...

Lori said...

Everything you do is so wonderful! Get your sewing room cleaned up so you can keep your creative spirit going and inspire us with all you do.

Sherri said...

Your sewing room sounds like mine...so that's my first project of the day! Love those pink and green fabrics!!!

Erin said...

I love your pinwheels quilt and those new pink fabrics are gorgeous!

Robyn said...

Hi Janet,

It seems spring cleaning is happening here in Aus for autumn right now.
Enjoy your cleanup...it's a good feeling isn't it??
I love your quilt top and I sorta get in the mood for crochet too in winter... I'm not a knitter! I don't enjoy it much, but crochet, I do ;)
Your wools and fabrics are so pretty and your progress so far looks so neat.
Wish I had a crochet hook carrying thingy like that...what a good idea... Always have to 'find' mine.
Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Robyn xx

Mistea said...

The crochet colours are beautiful, can't wait to see the whole thing!