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Fall Crafting Inspiration

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Fall Crafting Inspiration

sewing-boxHi there, As much as I love summer, I can't help but look forward to fall. As the weather turns cooler, my thoughts turn to the projects that will keep me busy as the evenings get longer and colder. I haven't crafted much this summer and I'm itching to get started on a new project (or three!). For me, winter crafts are all about staying warm and cosy. Here's what's inspiring me these days:
  • Knitting a sweater was on my to-do list for 2009; looks like I'd better get busy! Seeing the progress Tina has made on her February Lady sweater makes me think this is the one for me. (I'm crossing my fingers she'll let me share photos when she's finished with hers.)
  • Making a new quilt is also at the top of my list, and I'm finding lots of ideas.
    • I love the idea of the block-a-month sampler quilt classes they're doing at local fave the workroom (check the Dresden plate and log cabin blocks; next up is the schoolhouse block).
    • Blair's stash value quilt looks great but I think I'd need a stash infusion before I tackled it. (If you're a new quilter, check out her two favourite projects for novices here.)
    • These "Map of the States" blocks from Oh, Fransson! appeal to my inner fussy piecer (and make my inner slap-dasher recoil in fear)
    • Crazy Mom Quilts' "Snippets" quilt appeals to me too. It might be just the thing for that jam jar full of scraps I've saved...
  • Small projects, of course, are a great way to occupy a rainy afternoon or keep my hands busy while I'm watching TV (come on, premiere of "The Office"!). These all look cute (and would be good candidates for the Christmas gift stash, too).
What are you working on this fall? (Oh, and if you've got one last pint of fresh blueberries to use up this weekend, can I recommend these Blueberry Streusel Muffins? I made them to treat my co-workers this morning and they're already all gone. Yum!)
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