03 April 2013

Rainbow Ahoy!

There really hasn't been too much sewing going on for me lately. Work is really getting in the way of my hobbies! I have been out of town for the past 2 weekends, thanks to job number 2 (scuba dive leader). I will also be out of town stuck in training for 8 hours a day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Definitely not looking forward to that. I will be drinking so much coffee.

Anyways, I finally assembled the Dresden plates into something useful. They are potholders! I kind of made them for Potholder Pass, but they definitely did not come out how I wanted them to, so I can share them without fear of my partner putting the pieces together. I believe the perfect home for these bad boys will be with my friends Heathur and Jake in Colorado.

Oh! Oh! When I was out scuba diving last weekend, we had 46 divers out with us. Since I was in charge of this diving event, I decided to make snacks. Apparently these are my typical diving snacks to bake. They are bacon cheddar scones and pecan sandies.

I am still trying to narrow down my 500+ GoPro photos into one manageable post of photos. Two of our divers even got engaged underwater and I filmed it!! How exciting!

I also finished the final block for 3x6 Quarter 1. I even managed to sneak away to the post office and get them mailed today! Score! This one is for Nicole.

Today I was naughty. I stopped by the Singer store to play with their long-arm quilter. I practiced my pebbles and stippling. Then I realized their Hemingworth thread was on clearance. They had it for $3.99 a spool! I have never used this particular type of thread, but all the samples looked nice. Does anyone have experience with it? I hope to try it out soon so that I can go buy all of it should I like it. Today I only bought a few colors that spoke to me. I have no idea why I bought neon colors. I never use neon colors! Oh well!


  1. Mmmm - those scones look yummy! I really like your dresdens!

  2. Mmmm you have made me hungry :) Your WIP look yummy too!

  3. Pretty colours. I want spools like that!
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  4. I've never even heard of Hemingway thread! :) One thing I have learned, though, is that every machine has its preferred thread, so what works on someone else's machine might not work on yours, and vice versa. At $3.99 a huge spool, though, I think you're in for some fun! :)

    Your potholders look great, by the way. :)

  5. I like the dresdens!! How could you not?!

  6. i love the pot holders!! and the spools sure do make a pretty picture!

  7. Love your dresden potholders, they turned out pretty! And the circle of geese is great too. The photo of your snacks makes me hungry, they sound so good!