Wednesday, October 1, 2014

yarn along...be brave

I have missed looking at everyone's books and knitting...I kind of been obsessed with Instagram!!!
Today is the first day of Soak's photo challenge for Quilters so there is still time to start on the first day! Last month was fun it was for knitters! 
Okay today I'm linking with Ginny of Small Things in her weekly yarnalong!
Book:
"Let's All Be Brave" by Annie F. Downs. Just started reading last night and had to make myself put it down around 2am!!! I think some of it had to do with the Mocca Frappe from McD's I had around 8pm...The book was not what I had thought it would be, it's her stories of being brave and inspires you to be brave as well. She means brave as to grow, try, learn and not miss what you really want to do. So far it feels inspiring to do something as small in daily life to a major life decision! I've only read a few chapters but it is a good read. I'm not a very good book critic but when I finish I will describe the book more.
Knitting:
Almost finished with my Spate finger less mittens, I'm working on the hand part but should be done in a couple of days. Can't wait to do another project from this book! I'm using the yarn the pattern recommended (love) in a different color because they sold out of the cream color (it's actually called something else) and I have tons of yarn left over. I know because the mitten I'm working on I'm redoing. I actually didn't read the measurements correctly and made it really long...haha! Typical! 
xo,
estela



Friday, September 5, 2014

"this moment" September


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.
A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by SouleMama.

xo,
estela

Friday, August 1, 2014

this moment


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.
A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by SouleMama.

xo,
estela

Monday, July 21, 2014

journey of a birthday quilt

 One of my friends suggested I photograph the process to document the work I do. This is probably the only time I did take pictures, thanks to my kids...so here you go, from finished to beginning. Journey of a birthday quilt!


my photo assistant!

me quilting, L took this one, she was so excited about taking pictures

sketched drawing next to sewing machine, it helps when I have to change directions

basted, rolled up, and ready for quilting, my son Ram took this one of me

this is the final layout, although I did go back and rip things and re-cut

work in progress

before I added the pictures, this was the first layout. takes all my living room and block one passage to the kitchen...It was fun to create something special!

Since this post was sitting in as a draft for a bit, the birthday boy has gotten his quilt and i'm told he loves it. YEA!!!

xo,
estela


Friday, July 11, 2014

this moment


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.
A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Inspired by SouleMama.

xo,
estela


Thursday, July 10, 2014

etsy loving

sharing some eye candy from a treasury I created on Etsy...these can be so much fun and people are so creative with their products!
enjoy,
Estela

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

yarn along

 Reading:
Not much knitting right now, trying to finish a custom order. I always feel guilty when I work on anything while I'm working on an order. A while back I started reading Bitter in the Mouth and I'm enjoying it. It's a story about a young girl, Linda, who tastes words in her mouth. It caught my eye because I love this photographer's work and she had designed a cover for the new version, yup I judge books by their covers...I checked mine out from the library and they didn't have the prettier cover.
Isn't it pretty!!!!!
photo taken from Amazon
Linked with Ginny of Small Things
xo,
estela