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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lots going on, but nothing finished!

I knew it had been a day or two since my last post, but I didn't realize it had been since Monday! Where does the time go? We are finally back into the school routine here but it seems I just can't get my act together here at home yet. Maybe a few more days will do it!

Lots of project are in the works, in my sewing room, by my cozy evening chair, and in Elizabeth's favorite spot too. Here's a little peek at what we have in progress...

Red stitching projectsThis rich red color seems to be my latest choice. The knit lace shawl on the left is still in need of many, many hours of dedicated work. The half-granny triangle shawl on the right will be a fill-in kind of project when I don't have anything pressing going on.

The stitching in the middle is part of one of my projects for the Stitcher's Angel Swap. This pattern is by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches with her cute little birds and ladybug. I changed up the pattern just a bit by using some chain stitch instead of all back stitch, and also using lazy daisy stitches for the flower petals instead of satin stitch. The rose fabric, which was one of the fat quarters I received from Grace Full Creations, and the solid pink from my stash will be used to finish off this project.

Tiny Dancer Oddball BlanketAlso on my list of things to finish very soon is this oddball baby blanket called Tiny Dancer. It is a preemie blanket and oh-so-sweet! I knitted this pink section using the farrow rib stitch, and now I am in the process of finishing the border with a soft yellow and a tiny little picot stitch. When it is all finished, I will show the whole thing and share the simple picot pattern with you.

Blue and Gold Jacob's Ladder scarfAnother project in progress here is a blue and gold scarf that Elizabeth is working on using the Jacob's Ladder pattern. These are her college colors, and football season will soon be upon us, so she is planning to whip up some of these school color scarves and sell them to her fellow football fans, thus spreading school spirit and earning gas money! Smart!

I have also been planning my design for the Halloween Apron swap and that has been fun. It's a little out of my comfort zone, but I'm enjoying the challenge. I'll be sure to show it to you once it has been received by my swap partner Micki.

So lots happening here in the way of creativity, just nothing complete yet! Stay tuned for lots of fun finishes!

Happy Stitching!

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