Many things to show you today…first of all, you can see I finished my quilt. I had this one quilted for me several months ago. I finally got around to doing the binding. The only thing it is still lacking is a label, but I’m still considering it done! This quilt is technically my second quilt. I started it at the same time I started my first quilt in my quilting class (that was in 2002). It’s taken me a little while to see this one through, but I am so happy with how it turned out. I named it Pigwidgeon because of the owl fabric (Harry Potter fans will get the reference). I have one other quilt that has been quilted and is waiting for binding. I hope to get to that one soon. It feels really good to get things done!
Here is a closeup of the binding and the quilting.
Here you can see the backing fabric I used. I’ve been sitting under this for several days now, and I have to say it adds a bright spot to my day.
On the cross-stitching front, I also finished my February block for my Red Thread SAL. I’m really enjoying stitching on this. And it feels great to be caught up on it. I spent a few minutes gathering my thread for the March block and am only missing one. I’ll have to run over to the LNS in the next week and pick up some Purple Haze. I think in March I may work some on the border. Now that I’m caught up with it, I should be able to do a little extra border work.
Here’s both blocks together.
And, I was a good girl and stitched on Mermaids of the Deep Blue last night for my SAL with Anna. It was just a little more hair on the left mermaid, but I love stitching on this fabric – so pretty. Btw – it’s 32ct Ocean Waves Belfast by Stitches and Spice.
I’ve also been gridding my new fabric for my restart on my Neighborhood RR (thank you all for your sweet and supportive comments). It sucks, but I’m trying to move on. I am going to just stitch my block on it when it comes home, so that I can get it out to Judith as soon as possible. Katrina‘s new RR should be arriving at my house any day, so I’ll be working on recreating my block on that too.
And in house news, I’ve made some progress around here as well. You can see what I’ve been up to here, if you’re interested. Organization has been the word of the week (along with the word Productive!). In addition to what you see on the other blog, I also worked on craft storage. I was reading someone’s blog and saw her post a photo of her craft tote. And I thought to myself, “hey, I have one of those”. I went over to my storage unit and found the craft tote, brought it home, cleaned it up and voila!
Now I have a place to keep my knitting supplies. Yarn in the bottom…
And needles, etc. in the top. Of course, Romeo was helping.
Until next time – keep creating!
Walk to Rivendell: Camp – Continue in valley. (Total Miles Walked – 324.25)
I am grateful for my new quilt.