Sunday, May 30, 2010

Done, done, done!

What a good feeling to get some things completed! I'm a very good starter, but not always such a good finisher! These last few days have been wonderful for getting some time to focus on finishes. Here's the scoop:
Baby Surprise Jacket, pattern originally by Elizabeth Zimmerman. PLUS little matching booties, modeled by a 25 year old Cabbage Patch kid that I made for Brita. At least I think this was one I made. I don't have a baby in mind for this yet, but wanted to try out this pattern that seems like a classic in the knitting world. Plus it uses sock yarn, of which I have several choices in my yarn stash, so this puts it to good use. I found the little blue and gold antique glass buttons at a Quilt Market vendor. This is a very interesting pattern to use, and I had fun last Tuesday introducing my guest, Barri Gaudet, to the design when we went to my favorite yarn shop, Amazing Threads. Barri is the designer of Bareroots patterns and owner of Sierra Cottons and Wools in Bishop, CA.

The binding is done and it is officially on the table, completed for my May project, the Winterberry Table Rug by Sue Spargo.

BQ for Nora, binding is done and all packaged up to take to Lake Park and leave with her parents if I can't get to Sioux Falls to deliver it personally.
Quilted this for Debbie, it is the Hope Valley fabric by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit fabrics, and I wouldn't mind keeping this one! Do you think she would notice? Something about those old-style prints that speaks to me. And the colors. I'm not sure what pattern she used, I will check on that. The fabric is available at Bear Patch.
Finished a very good recorded book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini. Also authored The Kite Runner. Although it is fiction, there is a lot of information about the Afghan people and history that made it educational for me.
Now I think I will take the evening off!


the Patch People said...

Can't wait to see the quilt. Love your quilting! The pattern is by Blue Underground Studio- Feelin' Groovy. Great pattern to use a collection of fabrics. Debbie

MissesStitches said...

Good for you for finishing projects! I, too, am very good at starting things, but not so good at finishing them...