Sometimes it feels like I have to fight for time to work on projects. There is always so many things that claim my time on a day-in and day-out basis. Then there are those moments where I collapse gratefully into the loveseat, ready for some deep-couch-sitting and needlework time. Only to have my “helpers” join me. So this is to be a quick update and little more.
Walther and Pixie joined me in deep-couch-sitting time, immediately upon my spreading out my embroidery project to work on it. They must have mistaken it for a blanket that I was spreading out for their relaxing comfort. (silly me).
I finished the main body of the ‘pink lemonade’ baby blanket this past week. Today I started on the pink border. It is the same border that I made on the lavender/white baby blanket. It was quick and simple to work up and sweet to look at. It should go quickly.
That being said, I also finished the lavender/white baby blanket including the dark blue border. In fact, I finished it yesterday. I just have to work in the two loose ends and it will be ready for washing and giving to my friend in anticipation of her son’s arrival.
The blue/green/multi baby blanket continues to get it’s light blue border. I have been working on it only at our knitting group evenings on Wednesdays. I have only 1.25 sides to finish. I am VERY pleased with the way that it is looking.
About a week ago, I finished the repairs on a knitted garment for a co-worker. I am pleased with the repair, but sad that I couldn’t save the length that I had to remove to do the repair. The repair was fiddly and time consuming. I am glad that it is finished and I was able to return her garment to her. My pet project is my charm quilt. It will be made up of 2″ squares of fabrics that I have collected as I go along. The plan is that none of the squares of fabric will repeat. While cleaning the sewing room, I came across 3 different containers with squares in them. I combined all the containers into one and then started the process of piecing them together. (I had started this project many years ago, and thought that I should actually make some progress) I had enough squares to make 3 full strips of squares the width of my king sized bed top. I want the bed top to be on the square and the drop of the quilt to have the squares on point. Last night I started to sew two of the strips together. Every journey begins will small steps…