Monday, March 28, 2011

Still chugging along!!

So I guess today is the wrap up of our Single Girl Quilt-along. My big confession: This is about as far as I've gotten. One big finished block and lots of pieced arches, some of them ready to have the curves  sewn. I certainly was crazy (blame pregnancy hormones, yes, Katy!) enough at the start of this quilt-along to think I'd be able to keep up pace, but as soon as that misleading beginning-of-the-second-trimester-energy-spurt petered out, it quickly became apparent there was no way on earth I'd have this all finished up by today. So, all of you other Single Girl laggers, don't worry. Katy, Nova and I will all still be around and active here and in the Flickr group. I have a deadline to finish this one up by June for a special gift, so I had better pony up my giant belly to the old sewing machine and get going. Because at this rate, I'll need every second! Oh, and who wants to baste and quilt it for me???

A big huge thank you to all of you who joined in all the fun for this quilt-along. Never in a million years while we were hatching this plan did we ever think over 250 Single Girl-ers would pop up! And thanks so much to my partners in crime, Katy and Nova, not only for holding me up and dealing with my slackness on this project, but for your incredible quilt-y genius!

So while I have been decidedly NOT sewing, I have still been doing lots and lots of knitting, and even more yarn ordering. An embarrassing amount, I fear. My latest thrill is the beautiful hand-dyed skeins of Rohrspatz & Wollmeise. These beauties are very difficult to get your hands on and now that I have some of my own, I know why. The color saturation is so incredibly vibrant! I can't wait to cast on. I think the blue is going first, to be knit up as a pair of socks my father-in-law requested for his birthday.

And in other news, I must take a moment to once again lovingly brag about my very talented husband. That's him, Mr. Winemaker of the Year! Our local Seattle Magazine (it's the same publisher that I believe most of the bigger cities have) just hit the stands and we couldn't be more thrilled with this honor. It's a publication that keeps big tabs on the Washington wine industry and holds it to very high standards. Mark works so hard and I'm so proud of him for earning this honor.

Happy Monday all. If anyone needs me, I'll be sitting on my bed drinking tea, knitting and reading book two of the Hunger Games. And thinking about working on my Single Girl:)


  1. Already on book #2 of the Hunger Games?!

    Did you enjoy the first book? I just got a Kindle for my birthday last week...should I order the book?

    P.S. Your single girl block looks great! One day I'll be brave enough to attempt it! :)

  2. Sounds like we'll finish our Single Girls about the same time Megan! You have an excuse - me? Not so much.
    Congrats to your husband!

  3. tea + bed + reading + knitting = bliss

    all Mondays should involve much more of that ;)


  4. Even more single girl temptation! Lovely colour combos you've used. I swear all the blogs I subscribe to are conspiring to make me start a single girl of my own......

    Seriously though, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. How spectacular of Mark and his team! And speaking of spectacular, your single girl block is just lovely. It will get done, don't worry, one day.....

  6. Congratulations to your husband! How amazing!

  7. Congratulations to your husband!! That's wonderful. I am visiting in Seattle right now and am figuring out what a big deal wine making is in the area. This is awesome!

  8. hi! i love love love this quilt block .think i will follow along...x

  9. How cool about your husband - kind of a big deal:) I have only cut out through letter J for an alleged 16 blocks I have planned- so you are ahead of me on the Single Girl - hee!
    And Wollmeise - omg, isn't is amazing?!

  10. Thank you for the fun quilt along! I'm hand stitching, so I'll be chugging along, too! :) Congrats to your husband! That's fantastic!

  11. Congrats to your hubby, that is a great accomplishment. I am constantly proud of my hubby and love to see another who is just as smitten as I am.

    I was soooooo sad when I lost a bid for some burgandy WM this past week....i hate it when I loose a bid. Although, it's probably for the best seeing as how I haven't even gotten to the skeins I already own. My yarn purchasing in the last month has been a bit out of control and embarrassing also! It's just all so pretty....

  12. Your Single Girl block looks wonderful! This is on my "one day" list for sure.

    Great job on the Wollmeise score! Were you able to get it from the Loopy Ewe or did you have to get up in the middle of the night to get some from Claudia herself?

  13. Hey there! Well what a relief! I only have one block done too and June sounds about right!! Congrats on the winemaker of the year hubby. We ought to trade wine sometime:)

  14. Your quilt block is beautiful; I love those fabrics!

    Congrats to your hubby!! :)