Sunday, July 19, 2009

Up to my eyes in ... a lot

I cannot believe the last time I posted was over 2 weeks ago. Yep, time sure flies when one is busy. Besides trying to keep up with my garden I have had a lot of other deadlines as well.

First I finished 2 baby quilts and mailed those off. Here is a photo of one of them - almost done. (Binding was still hanging on). Then I made a beautiful quilt (of which I did not take a photo because I literally finished it late one night and mailed it the next morning) for a friend of my mom's (also a friend of mine) for a special birthday. I put some embroidery squares on it as well that pertained to her life. Like she is a nurse, the Netherlands flag (where she was born) and various other stitchy things. She loved it.

Oh and there is knitting too. I am still chugging along on the top down sweater and I love it.

The pattern is from Kntting Pure and Simple #221 Summer Cardigan (take a minute to look over her patterns. Love them all). The yarn I am using is Zara 100%Merino wool in a gorgeous gray color. I think I will make this for my mom but bought extra so I can make longer sleeves. This is the project that goes with me on my many airplane trips recently. Love all of Diane's patterns.
And speaking of travel, I am leaving yet again for California a week from tomorrow (the 27th) for a corporate business trip. But before that, I am truly hoping to have lots of Hiya Hiya Interchangeable needles in the shop! I know many of you are on my original "I want one list" from many months ago and once that list is fulfilled, I will list the others on The Yarn Grove. So stay tuned!
Hope this finds your summer going great.
Oh and p.s. to my Island Girl. Feel free to join Cheryl and I in blogging anytime.

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