Sunday, January 11, 2009
A Weekend Off
Sylvan: Mom, what day is it?
Sylvan: No, what's the date?
Me: January 10th.
Sylvan: [gasps!] What? Today's Ducky's birthday!
So he threw her a lovely afternoon party, just like that. Tea, carrots, little cookies, place cards, and a part hat for the birthday girl. Polly (our doll friend from across town) even made the trip over, bearing a gift and card and a bag of wild sequined and colorful fabrics.
You know, there are so many people that I have been telling about Alewives Fabrics who don't know about it already! I am always so happy to spread the good word. The other day I even shyly showed my post about that lovely store to a library patron, when we started chatting about her quilting books.
Here's the quilting update...All of my squares are sewed together and I laid them all out on my bed yesterday to figure out the order of what should go where! It was sometimes hard, my eyes felt like they were doing spirals, making sure there was balance and overall visual appeal and no two fabrics that were the same touched, etc. They're carefully set aside, waiting to be sewn into a quilt top!
And I realized I didn't have the right knitting project on my needles. I have three WIPs (works-in-progress) all of which require my complete and full attention every minute; we don't get that kind of knitting time around here much. So here's a cap for a baby due this month, a lovely Norwegian pattern (translated), and picture a little face peeking out of a pointy peak! Here's a side view:
And here's the Mister, at work on his own Sunday morning knitting:
Hat three in a series of twelve he is aiming to complete by next year.