I have a finished object to report. Devan from Knitty is finally done.
Remember how I had to re-knit the front pieces? We will not discuss that the fact that during the re-knitting I did different decreases on the two different sides and now they don’t match. I am not unseaming and re-knitting at this point. I think it won’t be obvious once she’s wearing it.
I managed to find the most wonderful buttons – I bought these at the LYS that’s going out of business and they were super cheap.
I’m still chugging away on the animal quilt. This block is finished and another one is 90% done.
I think this is my best hand quilting yet. Luckily the weather has cooled down enough that it’s not unbearable to sit quilting.
Gorgeous Girl turned 12 weeks old last Thursdsay. This was the weekly photo.
On Saturday we went to the local Nature Reserve. Gorgeous Man went bird hunting and Gorgeous Girl and I relaxed in the shade.
I even managed to work on a sock for a while. Amy, that quilt is a kid magnet – there was one little boy (complete stranger) who kept pointing to all the squares asking ‘what’s that?’ Very cute until I wanted Gorgeous Girl to sleep as she was getting overtired. Felt like a bit of an ogre sending him back to his mother.
Finally, my step-mother-in-law makes beautiful cards. When we lived in Australia, Gorgeous Man and I would try to get down to his father’s place (they lived 4 hours away) two or three times a year and I would always take my card-making supplies. SMIL and I would have a couple of days stamping and creating while the ‘boys’ went fishing. It was lots of fun and I’d always come home with enough cards to last me until the next visit. I really miss making cards with her, so I want to show you the Christmas card that she sent this year.
Isn’t it stunning, so simple and elegant – and she’s going to kill me for putting it on here, so say nice things about it 🙂