Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lots going on!

You can tell that there's a lot going on in my sewing studio because it's gone from this...
to this.  Yikes!
Usually things are clean, neat and tidy but not at the moment as you can see.

The project that I'm working on for the Fall 2014 issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine is coming together beautifully and right on schedule. I'm hoping to have the flimsy finished by Friday after which time it'll be sent off to my friend Alice for quilting. 

Yup, it's a quilt but that's all I'm telling. You'll just have to wait till the Fall to see it!
You all are keeping me very busy!  As per your numerous requests, I've complied and have made a pattern for my other needle keep which is now available for purchase in my Etsy shop HERE

My collection of needle keeps just keeps on growing so it's only fair that you keep up to me with my obsession...right?  *wink*

Here's the outside...
and the inside.


The pattern for "Pins & Needles Huswif" includes clear and detailed instructions, full size line drawings and 4 color photos for easy visual reference.


Don't forget that this Friday, March 7th, is not only our 33rd wedding anniversary...whew!... but it's also the First Friday of the month when I'll be releasing this quarter's First Friday Freebie.

We'll see you then! 

Happy stitching!

19 comments:

Diane said...

Wow Kaaren, can't wait to see the quilt! Love the cute little needle case. Have a great day!

Podunk Pretties said...

I knew it! Its not me! All quilters make these huge messes when design and cutting...I'm normal!...well somewhat.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I cannot wait to see your quilt! Cute needle case!

Marsha said...

You are so not alone! Being creative creates chaos in the sewing room, but such lovely things come from it. I do love when my sewing area is neat and tidy, but it does not last long when I start a new project. Just enjoy the process and it can be tidied up again later. I love the needle case, it is just adorable.

Marsha said...

You are so not alone! Being creative creates chaos in the sewing room, but such lovely things come from it. I do love when my sewing area is neat and tidy, but it does not last long when I start a new project. Just enjoy the process and it can be tidied up again later. I love the needle case, it is just adorable.

Shelley said...

Congrats on being in the Prim mag...I will be waiting anxiously for that issue and 2nd, Happy Anniversary Early because I just know you'll be flooded on Friday lol! I need to go to Estey to see your pinkeep pattern :)

Nicole DeMore said...

I'm pretty sure all of us crafty/artsy people leave utter chaos in our wake when we're creating something. I know it happens to me when I'm on a bead rampage creating something.

moosecraft said...

Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to seeing what you have designed for PQ&P mag! Cute needlebook too!

paulette said...

Congratulations!!! Seems we all can't wait to see the quilt!! The sewing kit is Ahhhhhdorable!!
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Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Woohoo! Yay for you Kaaren on the Prim Quilt and your Craftsy Pattern! You go girl.

Janet O. said...

It was nice while it lasted! : )
You have me yearning for Fall already, to see what you have created for the magazine!
Love that little needlekeep pattern. I think the front lamb is my fav.
Congrats on the upcoming anniversary!

Needled Mom said...

I can see that there is lots going on there. The needle case is darling too.

Have a great anniversary.

marie said...

My sewing room looks that way most days so don't feel bad. Can't wait to see your new creation in PQM fall issue. Keep up the good work.

Lesley said...

Love to see a sewing room that is well used! You have some gorgeous fabrics to choose from. Looking forward to seeing all your creations!

Judymc said...

The surfaces in my sewing room get SO cluttered! The bad thing is it tends to "grow" into the living room because I do so much hand work. Hubby's pretty good about it! I love the needle case!

Pam in IL said...

I can't wait to see the quilt. Love the needle case too.

Sherry said...

I love the needlecase. Congratulations on being in the magazine and also on your wedding anniversary. I love the transformation in your space, it shows that you are in creative mode.

Kindred Quilts said...

You are much braver than I am when it comes to sharing a photo of your sewing room in disarray...but let's be honest... it's all part of the creative process!
You are such a tease with your quilt for the magazine! We will wait patiently... it will be worth it, I'm sure!

Sheila said...

I can't wait to see that issue of Primitive Quilts , I am sure what you have created will be wonderful . Love the needlecase . Happy anniversary too , hope you have a wonderful day together and many more happy years .