So I knit----and did a little bit on hat number #2 out of this Mexicana yarn.
I finished all but the gathering yesterday on a run over to Springville with Aline and Jane to deliver a couple quilts to one of the gals from Friendship Quilters that does long arm quilting. It looked like I had a bit more yarn leftover than usual (change in the needle size) so I started hat #3 casting on as we were about home. I posed the question on FB about how far I might get that ball I rolled up. A pal offered to send me some of her leftover yarn the same color if I didn't have enough to finish the job. But it's done too, LOL. Started another more girlie looking one.
Tuesday also found me putting a few more stitches in "Witches Hooray" from Bird Brain Designs. This is supposed to be a table runner but I am going to use it in my Halloween row quilt.
Then I pulled out the hand quilting----this design is also from Bird Brain Designs called "Here Comes Santa". I love hand quilting and I don't know why I don't make more of a point to do it especially since I would love this to be hung above my bed next Christmas. It would make a nice quilt show entry as well. My plan is to hand quilt on Sunday afternoons-----then I will be able to put a little time in towards getting this done and have a more laid back day. Maybe work on my embroidery on Saturdays. Unless I am on some sort of deadline or push on a sewing project I think I can make that happen.
Next up was a few blocks of the re-sized Patience Corner blocks that I am going to use for Allison's tree skirt. I KNOW for sure now that I am on the right track and she saw the pic I posted on facebook---and loves it. That blend of traditional and non-traditional holiday colors will be fine.
Finally I got another block of the Criss Cross quilt foundation pieced. That one with the red half square triangles in the middle and started sashing some of the blocks. Today I got the top row joined and that lonely block in the 2nd row. I was trying to get a picture taken so I can post it to the Wrap Them yahoo group or point them over here. BUT look who had to come in and see what was going on! When I pulled out the camera he was sitting in the upper left corner but then decided to try crawling under it. The colors are way off---that brown is more a milk chocolate color and the greens are brighter.
So here is the official shot once he decided he was tired of that, LOL. I am going to foundation piece and sash two more blocks to get this to the half done point and then put it up and get back to the Christmas tree skirt(s). I can work on this at the Belles' meeting next week if I want to haul my machine. Ignore the filthy floor! You know what a mess it is pulling paper when you foundation piece even though the newsprint sheets from Dick Blick come out pretty easily. ( Get it by the ream, 8 1/2 x 11 sheets that I can put through the printer and use my EQ project files.)
And sew it goes----just like that it is time to go fix supper.