It’s nice to ease into some sort of regular programming these days.  What better way that to showcase a work in progress for WIP Wednesday. We’ve had a few scary trips to the ER with the little one being ill this September.  It’s always harder when your kids are sick. First day of Grade 4 stuck in the ER :: NOT cool, superbug😡😡😡 Thankfully, she’s feeling better! . . #firstdayofschool #backtoschool #bcchildrenshospital #flusucks #rockinthebluegown A photo posted by Preeti Verghese… Read more »

While I’ve been sort of AWOL with family visiting and volunteering responsibilities and the crazy schedules of spring term, I haven’t stopped adding to stash! This lovely geometric bundle hopped into my shopping bag and now it’s slated to become something new.  The prints are bold, modern and I adore the clean lines.  Totally up my alley! These are from Joel Dewberry’s line Wander for Free Spirit. I love the golds and the blues paired with the cool greys. This line… Read more »

Revisiting a craft project over and over means that the aspects of design and creation of that project really appealed to the crafter. Of course, fellow creative types will know how strong the draw is to start something new. Fondly called Startitis 😉 With the power of social media, new patterns and craft materials are being showcased every day. The magnetic force towards “ooh shiny” is sometimes irresistible (who am I kidding, this happens far too often!) But what about those projects that you had so much… Read more »

After what has been an epic summer, today is the first day back to school for my kids!  Yes, HUGE grin 😀 A few weeks ago, Amanda from The Cozy Pumpkin asked me to share a Tuesday Tip on her blog.  To say that I was thrilled to bits is an understatement!! So today, to celebrate Back To School, I have a tutorial for you 🙂  Head on over to Amanda’s blog to read more about it. English Paper Pieceing (EPP) is so much… Read more »

My jar of hexagons overfloweth! Instead, this has become my current “hexie station”. I discovered a new way (new to me) to make hexagons… glue basting!  So quick and easy and effective. I bought the pre-cut paper 1″ hexagons from Paper Pieces LLC and I’ve been putting them to good use with my fabric scraps. I use the Sewline glue pen for basting.  Easy, no mess and the glue is blue, so I can see where (and how much) I’m… Read more »

The house I grew up in was in Bangalore, India.  One of those old homes that were built during the British Raj with countless quirks and interesting bits.  As a child, I didn’t really stop to think about any of the curious details of that old house.  I took all the antiquities and weird nooks and crannies for granted and loved it all. The hand-painted tiles in our living room, the trellis on the front porch, the mismatched floors, the little courtyard out back, the secret alcove,… Read more »

Hello, hello! Today is the last school day before spring break begins… two weeks of fun, goofiness, day trips and snacks, always with the snacks!!  I thought I had better begin something new to celebrate the early onset of spring and sunshine that has bathed our lovely neck of the woods. Did you spot that cute little bee 🙂 Last summer during our trip to the Oregon Coast, I went to this adorable fabric store called Jane’s Fabric Patch. Actually, it’s… Read more »

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden Time to open the windows and let the spring air in.  Well, it’s still a tad bit nippy to do this for extended periods of time.  But it’s here :: spring! Bright green shoots are everywhere. Buds are reaching towards the sun and I’m thinking of casting on for a… Read more »

Impulse yarn purchases – knitters always make them!  I’m not much of a sock knitter, but I can’t help resisting a skein of sock yarn every now and then.  Especially when it is jewel-toned and gorgeous like this one. I felt like it would be perfect for a scarf and thought I’d do a quick pattern rummage into the treasure trove that is Ravelry!  Hitchhiker was the pattern that showed up number 1 on my list.  But I wanted to keep looking for “that… Read more »

I showed you this picture last time… Now these are the remnants. Which can mean only one thing :: I finished my Color Affection Shawl, yaa-hoo! I definitely learned a few things about combining colors with this project. See how vibrant that yellow-gold yarn looked in the yarn cake?  In the finished shawl, the blue makes the yellow appear quite muted.  You can’t tell with these pictures because they are closeups and your eyes are drawn to the yellow.  But from a distance, meh! All that science behind… Read more »