Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Swap and more!

This is the final pincushion I chose to sew for my swap partner. She told me she loves bright primary colors. She also has a passion for things more contemporary. That was the perfect excuse to do some fabric shopping. I, of course, don't have anything in my huge fabric stash that would work. I will have to admit that this swap really tested my creativity. It was the first swap, the first pincushion and the first contemporary item I have ever made.





I also added one more to her swap. This is the original pincushion I tested out. My partner mentioned that she likes flowers so I fussy cut out the fabric to show off the flower. I added a few more items. Things I Learned From Knitting (Whether I Wanted To or Not) by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, I haven't read the book yet but I'm sure it's another great read from the "Harlot".




This is the swap I received from MissLove. The pincushion is a mini felted one. It's so cute. She was also so sweet and added some fabric to the package.



I have been working on my Wicked sweater. It's really coming along. Right now I am decreasing for the waist. I'm in love with the color. Not so much with the yarn. I have found huge yarn knots in each skein so far.





I love watching Food Network. Last week we were watching Diners Drive In's and Dives. It's really a fun show about all types of local restaurants all over the country. Last week the show featured The Frosted Mug Drive In. The Drive In is located about 2 hours from where we live. The Frosted Mug makes their own Root Beer and Italian Beef and so on. My mouth was watering. I showed DH and his mouth started to water. We decided to take a mini road trip on Sunday. I checked the Food Network website and got the link for the Drive In. I clicked on the web site for The Frosted Mug to get the address and directions. We had a wonderful Sunday cruise. The day started out a little chilly. It even rained about 25 drops. We didn't care. We were going for homemade Root Beer and Italian Beef's!! WooHoo!! We took the scenic tour through Chicago. All I can say is I was really getting hungry! Finally we were getting close. I packed away my knitting so I would have plenty of room for eating yummy delicious food. We say the sign off in the distance........It looked kind of strange. Not one car in the parking lot. As a matter of fact I don't think a car has driven on this lot for months!





We were laughing so hard! Can you believe it? This place has been closed for months! This makes for a great story. I guess you can say the old saying still holds true.....Phone First!!!!

9 comments:

Renna said...

I am really impressed that you and your hubby laughed about it. I'm afraid my hubby and I would still be whining with disappointment. ;-Þ

The pin cushions you made are fantastic! I also love the little whimsical one you received.

Debbie said...

Awwww...Man! I hope you found some root beer somewhere! Even if it wasn't home made :-) Sounds like you had a great road trip anyways....

Those are really neato pin cushions..and I really love the fabric your swap partner sent you. Oh, and I've been wondering about the new Yarn Harlot book...but..no new books or stuff till after the move!

:D

Marsha said...

Your pin cushions are to dye for!! Love the colors and love the square one. Who knew pin cushions could be so fun to look at? :-)

Wool Winder said...

I know your swap partner will love her pin cushions. They're fabulous!

Too bad about the Frosted Mug. It did give you a funny story for the blog though.

Jennifer said...

Cool pin cushions. I know she'll love them.
And oh my, I can't believe it was closed. I do hope you found some place to eat between there and home.

Quiltersal said...

Love, love, LOVE the pincushions! Just charming! I hope you got some root beer somewhere - I hate getting all revved for something and finding out I can't have it! The new Yarn Harlot book is yummy! I work in a library so we get a lot of the books before they come out - one of the perks is getting to read them before they are catalogued.

Grace Yaskovic said...

I just adore your pin cushions, all of your photos are fantastic. I have been waiting for the episode of D D & D with the Jefferson Diner her in NJ In it, but I keep missing it!

Natural Born Knitter said...

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Jenny Girl said...

Your pin cushion is so cute. I like it. The colors are outstanding.

Sorry to hear about the yarn issues with wicked. It looks good so far. Just be patient when you come across a knot.

I also watched the Food Network last weekend, and my mouth was watering over the cheeseburger edition.

P.S. I tagged you for meme.
Have a great day!