Monday, September 22, 2008

Checking in

I feel like I've been running around all day, and now we're home for another twenty minutes or so before Caitlin's dance class. The kids have had about three snacks apiece and are still saying they're hungry! Doesn't anyone grasp the concept of "snack"?

Anyway, before the day's running began, I was able to finish piecing this together:
I still have to decide what I'm doing regarding a border--I may not have enough fabric. I think it only really needs a border on the sides because it's plenty long enough. I hope to get it sandwiched and ready to quilt this week.

Here are the fingerless gloves I've been working on. In the book, they're about five different colors and the flowers are embroidered on in a variety of colors as well. I used one color because I didn't want to buy more yarn...I'm not sure how I like the same color embroidery, but I'll live with it. I actually have to finish the flowers on the other glove...but this project is pretty much done.
And here is the poncho! I was going to put little bobbles all over it, but when I found the pattern for the knit flowers, I was all over that. It looks really narrow across the shoulders--I hope it fits her in December!
That's what I've been up to. This weekend Caroline and I are going camping with her Brownie troop (and a whole bunch of other Girl Scouts). It should be fun. Is it wrong to be annoyed that a weekend camping with my daughter will take time away from crafting? (Yes, I know it's wrong...bad Mommy!) That's why I'll be sewing and knitting like a maniac this week. And now, it's time to find the leotards and get our JAZZ HANDS ready to go!

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Okay, you JUST learned to knit recently?? I retire my sad needles. You rock!!

The quilt top is gorgeous too...