Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Who can resist when a little girl tells her mommy in a sweet voice that she really, really, really wants a purple scarf? Yes, I just had to knit Emily a scarf of her very own, and I let her choose the yarn. Purple. Of course. With sparkles. Of course. She's six, and purple is her favorite color. Add some sparkle, and her heart overflows with happiness. Yes, dear, darling daughter....your wish is my command. :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

UFO's and I'm Back!

There's nothing like having the county fair roll around to spur me on to finish a few projects. I don't have as much to exhibit this year as in past years, but I did manage to complete a few items this month.

First is this quilt...made for my daughter's 21st birthday in December 2010. Well, I gave her the quilt top for her birthday, had it quilted 7 months later in July, and then finally sewed on the binding yesterday.

The quilt is sewn from vintage sheets, made in much the same way as
this quilt that Jessica and I made in 2009. Katie loved the first quilt so much that she requested one for her 21st birthday. Well, late is better than never....she'll receive the finished quilt only 9 months late. :)

the back of the quilt

This month I also finished a few knitting projects. The red sweater is the Featherweight Cardigan knit with lace-weight yarn. I started this in April 2011 and finished knitting it only 2 and 1/2 months later. It took another 2 months before I blocked it. (That's okay--it's been too hot in Oklahoma to wear a sweater anyway). :/

Lastly, I completed this scarf, started in March of 2010 and finished in September 2011. It's knit with sock yarn and tiny needles with a lace pattern...a challenge for me. No wonder it took me 17 months to finish it.

It feels good to be blogging again. It's been way too long since I've posted anything. It's been way too long since I've sewed anything. I hope to be back more faithfully! Did you miss me?

Ruth :)