Friday, November 21, 2008

Finished by Friday and some New Stuff

I took a little knitting with me to the hospital with Sis this week. I finished a dishcloth. I love these. They make great little gifts, and I never seem to have enough of them myself. I want to try a pair of socks, but I have to buy some double pointed needles. I'll pick them up this week, as I have to get the fabric for the bedroom curtains the Wonder Child asked me to make for his apartment.

I want to make a quilt for the Poet and his fiance for Christmas and I was looking for something modern. I found this at 2nd Avenue Studio and it's exactly what I was looking for. Even the colors are perfect. So I ordered a Bali Pop in the very same colors from Batiks Plus. It arrived while I was out of town. It came with a nice note from Cookie, who explained that her grandson plays hockey for the Saginaw Spirits, our local hockey team. She sent me these gorgeous batiks as a bonus!! Aren't quilters just the nicest people in the world!! I have a couple things I need to finish up before I start this, so I have to be patient ... but I can hardly wait!!

Also in the mail when I got home were my squares from the Spare Change swap. What an array of fabrics!! I'm not sure what I want to do with them yet. Any ideas?

I did a little sewing today. I made some Christmas coasters and a tiny basket. The basket actually started out as a mistake. I cut a piece of fabric too small, so I decided to see what I could do with it. It turned out pretty cute!! I like to let projects just evolve once in a while and this was one of those. I think I'm going to hang it on my Christmas tree as an ornament!!

I also finished the top for the Christmas tree skirt for the Big Guy and KT. I want to have it finished by Thanksgiving so I can give it to them before they put their tree up. I'm pleased with how it turned out so far. Except for the paper pieced blocks, I didn't have a pattern. I just kind of made it up as I went along. I want to put the batting and backing on and quilt it, and then cut it for the tree skirt and bind the raw edges. This isn't a very good picture. I didn't really have a place to lay it out where there was enough light to take a picture. And I couldn't cajole Honey into holding it up for me!!

The Wonder Child is home for the weekend, so my sewing room gets turned into a guest room until Sunday. I need to straighten it up a bit before he can sleep in there, though. It looks like a fabric factory exploded in there!!
Tomorrow I'm off to Ann Arbor for the day to check on Sis. She's doing well. They took her off her IV pain medication today and put her on oral pain meds. She's still not eating anything but ice chips, but she's been up walking three times today, so that's good!! I'm taking her some chocolate chip cookies that my aunt baked for her. She can't eat them ... but they come in handy as currency to get the staff to come in to her room more often!!
We have a busy weekend and week ahead. We're having two Thanksgivings this year. On Thursday, we're having my aunt and uncle over for dinner. I'm not cooking a turkey though, because we're having our big turkey dinner on Saturday at the Big Guy's house. He has to work Thursday and Friday (he works for an ambulance company), so we're celebrating with them and KT's family on Saturday. On Thursday, we're having ham!! I think that's a first for us!!
We have lots to be thankful for this year, so two Thanksgivings seems kind of appropriate!!


Joyce said...

Would mind sharing your knit pattern for the dishcloth? I use to make these all the time and have some how managed to miss place my pattern. I need to make several of these for my daughter's appt. Thanks!

Shari said...

You sound like you've had a busy day but nice. Glad to hear Sis is doing ok. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving with all your family. The tree skirt looks good and should brighten up that tree wonderfully.

Lurline's Place said...

Lots of goodies here - that little basket is sooooo cute!
Hugs - Lurline!

Sara said...

Love the batiks but then i would...

What is the Spare Change swap?

Glad your sister is doing better...

Needled Mom said...

The Balis are wonderful and so are the fabric squares. Lots to be done with all those.

I am happy to hear that your siter is doing well. That has to be a big relief to you.

It sounds like you have lots of projects on your plate. Good luck with all of them'

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.