I debated whether to post since I don’t have any pictures – and I do love posts with pictures.  But I wanted to let you all know that I’m still here – alive and kicking and knitting.  I’ve been working on Forest Path and am now up to Tier 16!  It seems a little useless to post a picture however, since it looks an awful lot like last time.  Just envision a couple more tiers.

Yesterday was spent sewing, sewing, sewing – but for a knitting related cause.  Each year our knitting group hosts another knitting group from the adjacent island for a picnic.  In the past the door prize has always been a knitting bag – usually a group project knitted, felted, embellished, etc.  This year for something different I volunteered to sew the bag.  Most of it was pretty tedious as I had to quilt the fabric for the bag.  Yes, I know I could have bought pre-quilted fabric, but I wanted  the lining quilted to the outside.  I embroidered a Hummel of little school girls knitting and found the perfect plaid fabric that matched the embroidery.  By 9:45 p.m. I had the finished project – it just needs dowels for the handles.  The lining is the same plaid as the binding.  Ok, so I do have a picture:


As usual, dog has been added for scale.  I think Kirby is inspecting my workmanship.  I hope I pass.  I also spent quite a bit of time working on Ivy’s quilt.  I’ve debated whether to show progress pictures.  I kept Izzy’s quilt a surprise until I presented it, but wonder if I should show this one.  Abby – what to do you think?  Do you want to be surprised?  Leave me a comment on whether I should show Ivy’s quilt in progress. 

Today a friend and I are going over to the next island fabric shopping and will also pop in to the LYS.  I can’t say that I will be too tempted.  After reorganizing my yarn stash a couple of weeks ago, I’m running out of room and I’ve got too many projects going now already.  Remember, you heard it here first – I may be eating my words later.

And a huge, huge thank you to all of our men and women in uniform.  Thanks goodness we have not had any close relatives that made the ultimate sacrifice, but I know there are many families out there that are grieving.  Thanks to my Dad – a career Navy man and to my husband, who spent 9 years active duty Air Force and 15 in the Air National Guard.  They both spent a lot of time away from their families serving their country.  Thanks guys!!

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  1. Nice bag. Some knitter will most definitely enjoy carrying a project in it.

    Quilting is on my list of things to do if I ever win the lottery. My sewing (for clothing) stash and my yarn stash already fill a room. I’ve been good about knitting from my stash so far, but there is a lot of pent up demand–I know I’m going to some fiber fairs later in the year and I’ve just postponed the inevitiable.

    I did read a local news story about a woman who had so much yarn in her garage that she couldn’t park her car in it. I immediately showed this to DH so he could appreciate my restraint.

    I’ll look forward do the modeling of Forest Path!

  2. Sincerest thanks to your Dad and hubby for their service. It’s men and women like them you keep our freedoms safe. God bless.

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