Sunday, February 28, 2010

Some new bags...and other tidbits

I did finish some bags last weekend, and I am finally getting around to posting a picture.

They will make nice gifts, they are tucked away for now.

I thought you all might like to see pictures of how Gorby helps me with my household tasks. First, I fold all the towels.

And Gorby tries out that stack to see that they are indeed folded correctly. And if they are not, she then

divides the stack in half. This requires alot of effort and so she must then take a brief nap before moving on to help me with something else.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Knitting Olympics

Well, I started the knitting olympics last night, and I cast on the Snowdrop Shawl. Well, after working at it today I have realized that the equipment (ie the yarn) I had for my event was not compatible with my event (the Snowdrop Shawl). I have therefore switched events, and I am knitting the North Sea Shawl from the Folk Shawls book. I hope that the equipment and the event will be a bit more compatible!

On another note I have lost my voice, to the delight of my husband. :-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I have a cold...

but the weekend is only 2 days away and I can get plenty of rest. We had a busy week last week, this week we are laying low and not doing much after work. Jim is working on his basement, trying to get his library done. He's very excited to finally have the space to have all of his books out so he can see them and just pull them off the shelves when he needs to. And he'll be able to sit down there and have a cigar if he chooses.
I have an extended weekend, so I plan on working on Kathy's quilt, and also finishing the socks for my mom's birthday. Those are the 2 main projects. Other than that I have some bags to sew up and Chris from the Quilted Moose finished quilting my trip around the world quilt, so I have to bind that. Chris does an excellent job with her long arm quilting machine, I'm lucky to have her only a couple blocks away. :-)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Trip Around the World

This past weekend I took a quilt class at the Quilted Moose. This was the first class Paige and I took together, and now whenever they have it we take it again because now it's tradition. And we love to do it. We had a good time and I managed to make my quilt top and left it there for Chris to quilt.

I believe this one is all mine, a great quilt for cuddling up on the deck this summer in the evenings. I need to make the binding and then when I get it back from Chris I can get it finished up.

We have Diva this weekend at the shop and we're sewing cute little totes. I need to pick my fat quarters, it takes 2.