Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fabric, a Mixer, and Granny squares, oh my!

Hmmm, I really thought I was getting better at this whole blogging more than once a week thing, but apparently I lagged again. I'd really like to blog two or three times a week, but I find that I don't always have a project finished or interesting things to share. You don't really just want pictures of granny squares every day, do you?

The being said, would you like to see what a stack of twenty granny squares looks like? Yes? Okay!

I have actually completed more since this picture was taken yesterday, but I figured twenty was a good round number to share with y'all and frankly I didn't feel like taking another picture, teehee! I'm thinking I'll need about 100 or so to make a nice-sized afghan.

This week has basically all been about school, work, and granny squares. I had two papers due this week, and work sure does take it out of me, so unfortunately sewing was pushed to the wayside. But tomorrow, I'm going to the first meeting of the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild (TOMQG) and will finally get the binding sewn onto my most recent quilt (if you read my guest blog over at Rachel's you've already seen a picture of it).

On Thursday night Alex and I went to the Purolator depot to (finally!) pick up my new KitchenAid mixer! Alex bought me one for Christmas, but when we plugged it in it didn't work. We sent it back to KitchenAid and they sent us a new one (this was a much longer, drawn-out process than I'm stating here), actually a better one since they didn't have my model anymore.

It sure is pretty, isn't it?

Last week I got a wonderful package in the mail from my lovely friend Melanie. I had ordered some linen from her shop, and she sent me this:

That's the linen I ordered on the bottom, but checkout all the other lovely fabric she sent me! Melanie is pretty awesome!

Last night I decided to make lasagna for dinner; I make a pretty kick-butt lasagna if I do say so myself and every time I make it Alex seems pretty happy! I was going to share a photo with you, but then forgot to take one. How about a link to a cookie recipe instead? I made these cookies on Wednesday and they make probably the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever tasted! Want to try? Go here.

I have a lot of new patterns and designs floating around in my head; I've managed to get most of them onto paper and am hoping to get them sewn up soon. I really can't wait for reading week (two weeks away!) because it means I'll have time to actually get some sewing done. That's the week I plan to finish up my blocks for the modern siggy swap I'm participating in, and get some of my new designs sewn up. It'll be great! Until then though I still have a couple of papers due, plus work, and of course more granny squares, oh my!


  1. Oh! Great mixer! I've been wanting one for ages! I bet you will have fun with it.

  2. With everything that you have going on in your life I'm surprised you can post more than once a month! And how you manage to still do anything shocks me! Congratulations on the mixer and the fabric!

  3. Oh that mixer is quite a beauty! Be still my beating heart! I also love those granny squares, you certainly churn them out quickly. :)

  4. Surprises spice up life's flavor! That was a nice gift to get with your linen.

  5. Those fabrics look lovely from what I can see. I'm really looking forward to seeing your quilt designs. I feel the same as you designing, its really like falling in love - hard to think about anything else. Thanks for leaving lots of lovely comments on my blog.

  6. Awwww... love the little squarelets, how cute!


  7. you figure out how to arrange all of those granny squares into cute little hats with flowers on them and size them for little girls and their american girl dolls and I'll buy a whole set. : ) Cuz I don't knit or crochet or whatever. I would love to learn - I think it sounds relaxing. You doing all this sewing and knitting sounds like your nesting... : )