Saturday, November 24, 2012

Working on this, that and the other thing

For the past three weeks I have had trouble settling down  with one particular project.  Considering I have made progress on several, I guess That’s OK.  Now if I can just finish more of them I’ll be happy!  Here’s a look at the last weeks’ work.

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I’m excited about this one!  Whimsy is all quilted!  I finished that last night just after midnight.  It was little bit past my bedtime but I was so close I couldn’t stop just because the clock said I should.  Whoo-hoo!  I made and sewed binding to the front today and over the next couple of evenings I plan to hand stitch it to the back.  I’ll have a full reveal then.

I also made 3 more stars for my blue Kyoto Garden quilt and sewed some rows together, but forgot to take photos.  I’ll share some next time.

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Whimsy’s quilting would have been finished sooner but I could not resist the blue yarn I posted about last time.  I still have to add the fringe, and I’m tempted to make the matching hat.  After that I’ll have to go shopping for a coat to match!  I do need a new winter coat, but I suppose it would have made more sense to buy the coat first and match the hat and scarf colours to the coat…  What can I say, I’m a sucker for blues.

 

 

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Now that the weather has cooled I am also obsessed about a sweater.  I have the front, back and one sleeve made.  I couldn’t get a good picture of the colour.  This looks rather ugly, but it really looks much better in person!  I’ll have to try again by daylight.  Hopefully you can make out the braided cable pattern.

 

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Today I did actually finish something.  In fact I started and finished today.  I made a couple of “sausage” pillowcases for gifts using a couple of very silly panels.  This gave me just the feeling of accomplishment I was looking for amid all the projects in progress.

 

 

The clock claims it’s bedtime, but maybe I can go work on hand stitching Whimsy’s binding until I get drowsy….

3 comments:

  1. You have been busy with a little of everything! I'm in that kind of mood too, so maybe it's the colder weather forcing us inside? The scarf is great and I can see the cable in the sweater. The pillowcases look like a lot of fun and will be great gifts. I can't wait to see all of Whimsy - so much of what you've shown so far is beautiful, I expect my mind to be blown with the whole thing!

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  2. Well done! Everything looks beautiful! Can't wait to see Whimzy, that corner looks terrific! Didn't you know that blue goes with everything? They should declare it a neutral!

    Liri

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  3. Your quilting on Whimsy is gorgeous! Your scarf and sweater are going to be very pretty too! I couldn't do that if my life depended on it! Don't you just love working with those little panels? Fun, fun! I'm missing quilting right now, but I'm having fun getting ready for Christmas (even if it kills me!). ---"Love"

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