I really like to sew. In fact, if I had had a working sewing machine at the time, I may have been less motivated to teach myself to knit. Unfortunately (or fortunately, whichever way you want to look at it), I don't get the chance to do it nearly enough because I always feel rather consumed by knitting. I think that came out sounding negative - but I mean it in a very positive way. I'm so...addicted to knitting, it's hard to pull myself away. Which means there is a long list of things I'd like to make, but haven't gotten around to yet.
First of all, last year I joined in on the 30 Day Sewing Challenge that Janelle over at Pretty Little Knit Stitches started. This really got the ball rolling on me sewing again. This lead me to creating a needle case for myself, and eventually opening my Etsy shop where I sell needle cases. Although I'm sewing the same case each time, it's nice to stay connected with that hobby. And occasionally, I do take the time to work on other things. I do have to mention that I have sold 14 cases to date! I find that pretty awesome. :)
A couple days ago I sat down to work on My First Quilt. All that's left is to finish quilting it, and then finish the binding. And the binding on this quilt will just be the backing folded over to the front. Easy peasy!
I didn't know exactly how much quilting was left, but I soon figured it out! I don't know WHY I chose this pattern on my first quilt. I guess I had more time back then to just sit and work on it all day. This will take me a while to finish up.
Do you see the quilted pattern in the fabric? It's sort of reminiscent of a fleur-de-lis (or an ear of corn...lol) in the corners. I don't know if that's the look I was going for, or if I just thought it looked neat. Now I can tell you that they're sort of a pain in the behind!
The other project that's been running around my head lately is the crochet hook case I've been working on. I was going to share a picture, but I changed my mind. The theory & concept are right, the execution was poor. Some modifications should make it much better. We'll see.
What do you have in the works or on the needles?