Sunday, March 20, 2016

Poolside Tote

Hi all -

This is my second blog post in my quote challenge from Terry Knott. Thanks again, Terry, for including me! If you get a chance, head over to see what she's working on. Here is my quote for today:

“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.” ~Billie Holiday

This is a good reminder to me to find my own voice, which is something that I struggle with.

While most of my time this week was spent watching basketball, I did get my Poolside Tote finished:

This was another bag kit that I bought from Craftsy last year on sale. The instructions for this bag were great! I think this bag will be good for carrying projects to sew day.

While watching basketball (Go Jayhawks!!), I've been doing some more knitting. I started with this hat (recognize the yarn? You'll be seeing a lot of it...):

I got to the point where I need to start tapering down to the top, but I don't have the right size double-pointed needles. I ordered the needles I need, but I might try finishing this up with the "magic loop" method. In the meantime, I made this headband:

This is the companion yarn to the yarn above. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the headband is pink while the hat is a dark mauve. And, per request, here's Lance modeling the headband:

He loves it!

On the quilting side, I haven't accomplished anything but I've been thinking about the Hoffman Challenge. I have the fabric and have some ideas. I would like to chronicle that journey in my blog for my own records, but don't want to show that to others who are also doing the challenge and my not what to see what I'm doing. So, I think I will include any information about the Hoffman Challenge at the end of my blog posts. I'll put a warning message and then bunches of blank space so you would have to scroll down to see it. Hopefully, this will satisfy my need to chronicle what I'm doing, without revealing anything to those who don't want to see it.



  1. Nancy, I appreciated your quote! Finding my own voice is a challenge for me too! I like your bag. I haven't tackled a bag. . .need to finish a couple projects first. . .I need a new one so sewing one will happen!!!--Terry

    1. Thanks! Bags are a lot of fun. Can't wait to see yours!