Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Works in progress

Thank you for your comments to my last post.  Your support means so much.  We've had some better days since then--and a couple of meetings with teachers, and some action plans drawn up.  And then, in spite of the extra work and action plans, we're still scratching our heads some days.  We're all works in progress, I guess.

Here's a picture that is a couple of weeks old.  I had hoped to have this quilt finished by today, but it'll be just as snuggly whenever it's finished.  I have actually finished piecing the top and bottom, and it's sandwiched and pinned (and folded up in the next picture).  I just don't know how I want to quilt it, so I'm just giving it a rest for now.
 It's hiding underneath all these papers in this picture.  I am knitting a birthday sweater for Caitlin.  I wasn't planning on doing that until last week when I heard her tell someone, "My mom always knits me a sweater for my birthday."  Oh.  Guess I'd better get on that!  I love the pattern I chose.  It's called Lavanda.  I am finding that while the actual knitting is not too complicated, there are a lot of moving parts to this one.  The pattern writer was very thorough--but that thoroughness means I'm referrring to at least three pages of instructions each row.  Maybe once I'm finished with the raglan increases I can do some knitting in front of the TV, but for now, this requires my undivided attention.
Speaking of the television, our last week or so has been very quiet.  Our TV would not turn on.  I called Samsung, and it turns there was a recall on the capacitors for our TV model, so Samsung replaced the capacitors for free.  It was cool to see the inside of the TV, and the replacement was done in less than 15 minutes.

We're having Red Velvet Cupcakes for dessert tonight.

And I'm giving blood again on Thursday.  A nice gentleman from the Red Cross called yesterday and said that there was a critical blood shortage.  I told him I'd spread the word.  You can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to find blood drives in your area.

Happy Valentine's Day!


stitching under oaks said...

what a beautiful color of pink...don't you love it how they remember all those traditions!?! Glad you're finding time to create....it's good for the soul. Have a wonderful day!

Kristyn Knits said...

Your quilt looks beautiful!!
Ahh, the sweet words of children. How wonderful that she appreciates and loves your gifts of love!
Red Velet Cake is Mark's favorite. I can remember making his Grandmother's recipe only one time. I tried it when we were first married, and it was awful! I never went back to it. Maybe I should try again.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I'm so looking forward to seeing this beautiful quilt completed. Your Dresden Plates totally inspired me -- and now this. I hope your TV was working well for "Downton Abbey." So sad that it's ended for another year.