Once again it's been a bit of a hectic week here at Missouri Star. Work was pretty intense this week with one 10 hour day with no lunch break! Fortunately I'm looking at two four day weekends coming up in the next two weeks. I'm looking forward to some down time puttering around in my sewing room.
First up – a blogger meet up! I was so pleased that Theresa of TJ Knits and her charming husband Tim stopped by on their way back from a second honeymoon trip to the Olympic Peninsula. Check out her blog – she takes the most incredible photos! I'm happy to report that she is just as beautiful in person as she is on her blog. I was so thrilled to meet her!
In between work and other responsibilities, I was able to play around a bit with my new quilt hoop:
Sitting and quilting with this brought back to me how much I LOVE hand quilting and how much I've missed it while I was in school. It was always easier to just pick up and put down knitting when I only had a few minutes. Yesterday was our local quilt guild show. It's held at Greenbank Farm on the south end of the island. It's really a beautiful venue, but as at our last show two years ago, the wind seemed to be a problem and we were fighting to keep quilts from blowing away! My only entry was a duplicate that I made of Ivy's baby quilt:
During the busy week we did take a few moments to wish Happy Birthday to our sweet girl – she turned one year old on Wednesday:
Fear not that knitting has totally been abandoned! I've been working on what I hoped would be a quick baby gift, but I'm having my doubts. Hubby's niece had a little girl after two boys and I thought she needed something girly:
I'm a little uncomfortable about the body – it looks too short. Advice is needed on this! What do you think?