Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Still plugging away

Number two in progress. Deadline: next Friday.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Grandparents' Quilt

I finally finished my grandparents' quilt!  It's my first quilt - my first real one, not a tiny baby quilt, and definitely my first with hand-quilting.  I hand-quilted around the designs in the center panel and around the Ohio Star blocks.  The rest - largely due to time constraints - was done by machine.  Lesson learned: can't machine-quilt with hand quilting thread, at least not on a 30-year-old Kenmore.  But it looks good, and, more importantly, my grandparents love it.  (My grandmother's crazy for "redbirds".)

Up next: an applique quilt the in-laws gave me to make (just a foot square, but applique is totally new to me), a star quilt for my mother for July 4, and a civil-war-style to-be-designed quilt for me!
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Longhorn Socks

So, everyone who says that the husbands never notice when you're making something for them right in front of their eyes? True! All the way up to Corsicana and back was working on these:

Otherwise known as Paraphernalia (Ravelry link). He wanted UT-colored socks, and manly ones. The cable pattern is much more subtle on striped socks, no? But I like it.

Hope he does too!
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snow in Texas!

We went up to Corsicana for a medical function (that ended up cancelled). 1 inch of snow was predicted; we got 7! Here's a few shots of the snow, the little snowman I made outside of Gander Mountain (so glad they were open! Gloves were purchased!), and the big snowman outside Collin Street Bakery.  I can't get the snowman photo to be right side up on my phone... sorry!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

It's all Goode

I'm back! There have been various family illnesses etc., but all is now well enough. And, I finally finished my grandmother's quilt!

Lunch today at Goode Co., where I was entertained by this sign.
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