March was a busy month, but not so much as a maker. With a trip out West to see family and friends, and the Daughter’s two (two!) plays, I had less time to sew, quilt and knit that I would have liked. I made no progress on my 2019 Make Nine. But, the things I did make were satisfying nonetheless.
One of the chairs in my workroom is a black folding chair and that metal can get pretty cold, and uncomfortably unforgivingly hard, especially in the winter. Using solid pre-cut strips and fat quarters from my stash, I made a chair cushion with ties to give it a much needed boost of comfort.
I used concentric echoed stitching on the larger swathes of fabric and kinda just did a partial echo on the stripes. Even though I’m sitting on it and not lounging on it, the texture of the quilting still makes me happy!
My aunt asked me to make her a small wallet, so I was happy to do so. I got to pull out some fabric from my stash that doesn’t quite suit me but is perfect for her. And luckily I had some basic gray solid fabric and a nylon zipper to match.
This is pretty much a coin purse, but sized to hold a credit card and bills when folded in half.
I’d like to develop my skills at crocheting and knitting with needles, but I’ve stalled out and my progress is nil. In the meantime, I still enjoy using the circle looms to knit. I finally found some yarn that is chunky enough for my skill level that also has a subtle natural texture and color to match my design aesthetic.
And the result is a knit hat in gray and gray. Certainly keeps me warm in this third reprise of winter that we’re having. (I know I shouldn’t be, but every March I’m surprised at how long winter seems to stick around).
Here’s hoping my next blog post brings some progress to my Make Nine and warmer weather.