Sunday Finish

I am three for three today in the crafting world. I was able to spend some time knitting this morning, before the grocery shopping needed to be done. This afternoon was devoted to quilting as I will show below. Now, I have my hand next to cross stitching and the hubby will be watching basketball - perfect for some stitching. Oh yeah, it is raining too. What a great day!!

On Friday, March 20th little Emma Claire was born to a friend from work. Baby Girl Quilt #1 needed to get done! I had this quilt underway, but it was not done. Today I decided to tackle the quilting. This is always the hardest part for me. I really need to build confidence in that area. Maybe these baby quilts will be the way. I like this size, easy to manage. Well, here is Emma Claire's quilt. Nothing fancy, but soft and cuddly and PINK!!! I love pink. My room when I was little was pink everywhere. I have a son, so not much pink time for me now. I hope Emma Claire will enjoy this quilt for years to come.


Knit 1, Purl 1

I guess the 4th time is the charm. This is my square for a charity blanket that a group of us at work are making. I fully disclosed that I am a novice knitter, but the group still welcomed me. I started this 13" block 4 times. Whew....I was wondering if I would ever get done. I guess at this point I have actually knitted about half the blanket, but only have this to show. It was actually a lot of fun once I relearned what the heck I was doing. I may actually start another one this weekend. They aren't due until April 15th so I have some time.
Not much done on the quilt front this week. A lot of the week was lost to a migraine. All I did manage to get done were the 32 flying geese that are due tomorrow for my Saturday Mystery quilt. I still don't have a clue where we are going with this, I love a good mystery. So far I have 160 half square triangles and 32 flying geese, hmmm... Stay tuned.
All right time to get the kiddo on the bus and head off to work. Have a good few days.


Happy Spring

No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth. The days have just gotten away from me lately! We have had a beautiful stretch of blue skies with no clouds. Spring may actually be here?! Feels a little bold to be thinking and saying that in March for Northern Vermont. This is the time of the year when we get whomped with BIG snow falls. I am going with the thought of not this year. I bought these daffodils at the grocery store. Nothing says spring like daffodils to me. Sigh.....I was able to spend this afternoon volunteering for my quilt guild. We were putting together kits for our charity quilts. We were packing up donated tops with batting and backings to now be sown. Just today we went through an entire roll of Warm and Natural batting for our kits. It is pretty impressive what the group is able to accomplish. I have also been recruited for a charity knitting project at work. I am NOT an accomplished knitter and this has been good training for me. We are making blankets to donate to a local group for refugees. The assignment is a 13" block with a few suggested patterns. I have ripped mine out 3 times so far. I am about 6" into the 4th version and this seems to be going pretty well. We are hoping to have enough to make a whole blanket from just our work group.

As for my own sewing, I have been working on a baby girl quilt. It seems like every time I turn around another friend is going to have a baby! Just found about another one on the way this week. I have one friend who is due any day now, so I need to get moving. It is still a mystery about whether this will be for the boy or girl quilt. Not that either of them are done!!!
Have a great few days!


Batik Challenge Update #5

The top is done! I have spent a large part of today in my sewing room. What a nice treat that was. As a result, I was able to get the 3 borders on my Chocolate Truffles batik challenge. I am very pleased with the results. I am also surprised at how this top seemed to grow. I have also been able to work on my homework for the current mystery quilt that I am involved with. I just love a good mystery - books, TV shows, and quilts you name it, I love them. Here are ALL of the 160 half square triangles that we need to have done for this coming Saturday. Cool.....I wonder how these will be used.
Other than that, I also worked a little on a baby quilt that is under way. I discovered that I had 2 pieces within one block flipped. Whoops. So, seeing as I was in a groove today, I got out the seam ripper. Now the quilt is all better.
Have a great few days!


A Tisket, A Tasket - BOM 2

Whew, I was able to get this block done in the nick of time. This is the "A Tisket, A Tasket" BOM that is being published over at Bunny Hill. The next block will be available at the end of this week.

I haven't seemed to be able to get to my sewing machine much the last two weeks. I guess life is just too busy right now. This is what I was able to accomplish. The first installment of the Spring Mystery quilt that I am doing through my local quilt shop. I have to make 160 half square triangles. As of this afternoon, I had 2 of them done and trimmed. Only 158 more to go!

While, I haven't gotten much quilting done, I was able to spend some time working on my cross stitch this weekend. This has been a complete joy to work on. Well, that is all that is going on for today. I have a guild meeting this week, yipee. I love show & tell, always fun to see what everyone is up to.
Have a great few days friends.