No, once again I have not dropped off the face of the earth! Just a very, very busy two weeks. On the positive side, I finished several projects that had deadlines and also am about done with my class on Psychology of Women. Many thanks to Don Imus for giving me fodder for my last paper. And that’s all I’ll say about that – he doesn’t deserve any more press, even on my humble blog.

There has been time in the evenings for knitting. I’ve been focusing on just one or two projects and the result is – a finished baby afghan:

Baby_2

I should have taken a close-up so you could see the little cables between the ripples, but I’m too lazy to go back and do it again. This is, of course, for the new grandchild. Abby has an ultrasound in the next couple of weeks and with any cooperation from the wee one, we may actually find out the sex. Now I’m focusing on finishing Abby’s sweater. I’ve got the back, one front and most of the second front done. I’ll post pictures of them next time. Then on to sleeve island and I can cross another project off the list. I still have Forest Path on the needles, but it was beginning to become a bit of drudgery, so I think a little vacation is in order for us. I’ll pick it up again soon.

One of the projects that had a deadline was a quilt for our local Christian School auction. My friend Lisa did the embroidery and I pieced and quilted it:

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I’m especially proud of the binding:

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It took a bit of futzing to get it to come out right, but I think it was well worth the effort. Because I was such a good girl and got the quilt done and my papers for class, I rewarded myself with a day of playing in my sewing room. I turned out these very cute little bears:

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I have a project in mind for a little girl’s tea party set for another charity auction in June. I’ll keep you posted on my progress. I made a mock-up today that is not quite right, but I think I know the problem and will try again tomorrow. Tonight will be spent curled up in my recliner with my trusted pooch, knitting, watching TV and listening to the rain.

8 thoughts on “

  1. Wow! Your handwork is so beautiful! Did you have a pattern for the baby afghan? Lovely, lovely quilt, too. Curling up for an evening of knitting is my kind of relaxation, too. Just doesn’t get any better.

  2. You are such a busy and talented lady.

    The baby afghan is beautiful, the quilt is lovely and well done, but my favorite is the little bears. Looking forward to seeing the tea party set.

  3. I love the little teddies. They’re so cute. : ) Btw Nana, the ultra sound is not in a couple of weeks, it’s in a couple of days. Wednesday the 18th at 10:15am. Can’t wait. 😀

  4. Everybody is getting rain except for us! Drats…I’m loving all the nice embroidery coming off your machine and your quilt is just beautiful. Can’t wait til you find out what your baby is! He or she will have a lovely blankie to look forward to, it’s the cat’s meow!

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