Monday, January 10, 2011

Crafty goodness

While I don't have a lot of 100% finishes, I'm very close on a few things.

First off.....I quilted....nothing big...but 2 table toppers and a runner:

The runner I have one little section of quilting to do and the binding, but I ran out of green thread so I had to go buy more.

The table topper - I actually made 2 of these. One went to my Mom for Christmas and I kept 1 for me.

I actually ordered the kits direct from Joel and Heather Peterson of Ankas Treasures - and talk about great service! I'm debating if I need to order 1 of her quilt kits in this fabric to make for next year - while I have LOTS of stash, I don't have this fabric in my stash and I love it for Christmas.

The Curacao Cowl for my Mom? Just about done....6 inches to go and the smocking..... the stars, gods and planets did not align while we were in Columbus for a steer show, but I only have a few more inches to go so hopefully this week it will be done.

My Christmas sweater from my Mom is coming. Slowly but surely. Not really a pattern to follow - sort of a combination of 2 patterns.

I'm trying to figure out now how long I want it and what sort of sleeves I want.

I'm thinking maybe hip length with a garter border the last 1 1/2".

And perhaps short sleeves? Elbow length sleeves?

So far I am loving the fit of this one. While it is rather plain and simple, I'm sure I will get lots of use out of it and it will go with everything.

I did finish all of the toast mitts I was making the kids' teachers for Christmas. If I never see a fingerless mitt til next fall I will be a happy camper. 5 pairs out of the same yarn was a little much - even for me.

Now that the steer shows are done until the middle of march, and we can take about 4-5 weeks off of the walk, rinse, dry routine, I have LOTS of crafting to catch myself up on!


Patty Sumner said...

Looks as if you have been very busy with all th projects. I just do not see how you accomplish all that with everything else you do. Someone sure is going to be blessed with all your crafty goodness! Blessings!

Mel said...

Wow, great knitting skills! I was looking at a knitting book at Wal-Mart the other day (thinking wishfully)about trying a sweater. I know the basics about knitting and that's as far as I have ever been taught.

Perhaps, once I finish some of my other half finished projects I could sit down and learn more.

Like the pattern of your table toppers... pretty!


Lib said...

Love your projects! You do Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing the photos.
HAve agreat wk.

LuAnn said...

Love your table toppers. You are getting a lot finished! Great job.