It has been a few weeks since I have let you peek into my workbasket. No, I have not been slacking on my projects – just on my blogging. I worked on sewing during my Hawai’i trip.
I started a new embroidery project on my plane rides during the same trip. Here and there I have been continuing to work on the baby blankets. They are on a time line, you know! Must get them done before their big arrival dates. I have 3 in process, at the moment. The blue/white/green multi-colored blanket with the blue lace border. This last past Wednesday saw me turn another corner on the border. Only two more corners to go! The lavender/white blanket has the main body of the blanket done and is waiting for it’s border. When I took this blanket to the local craft store to purchase the yarn for the border… it looks best with a shade of royal blue yarn. Who knew? My current ‘under desk’ project is a yellow baby blanket that is destined to have a pink border. I like to think of it as my ‘pink lemonade’ blanket. I am almost 1/2 way done with the decrease rows. I returned from vacation with several Kukui nut necklaces that needed some doctoring/changing. The one with multi-colored turtles painted on them, needed to be made into two necklaces.
One for each grandson. They were a hit with the boys. I also had one purple one and one with orange turtles that needed to be turned into two necklaces with both purple and orange for my Clemson friends.
They are done and just need to be mailed out. I made and re-made the silver bomber jacket for a stylish breakdancing grandson of my co-worker friend, Penny.
I continue to finish the bottom of the long lace cardigan that I have been repairing for another co-worker, Melissa P. I donated three large containers of art supplies from my sewing room to the volunteer services at the hospital where I work. During this clean out, I found three different locations where I had stashed 2″ squares of fabric that I have been saving for a ‘postage stamp’ quilt project. I consolidated them in one location. This is progress!