Thursday, January 31, 2019

What I've been up to...

I can't believe that we're already a month into this new year!  I've been really busy, but don't have a lot to show for it....
My sister and I are executors for my dad's estate, and we've been busy working on that - lots of appointments and phone calls, etc - and we aren't done yet, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel!
So, what else have I been doing?  A lot of knitting, mostly.  Our church's craft group provides Prayer Shawls to people in our congregation that are going through rough times - people facing cancer diagnoses, the loss of loved ones, or maybe other significant losses.  Sometimes we have a few shawls in reserve, and sometimes we need to give out a few in a month - like this past month.  Of course, that means that we have to have more shawls made!  I've made 2 in the past few weeks - one has already been gifted, the other is ready to go...  This one will probably go to a man - it's made with a Caron Cake,"plied" with a lightweight dark grey solid yarn.











The second one has already been given to a young woman.

I did manage to get into the sewing room too for an hour here and there, and made up a stack of blue Raspberry Kiss blocks.  As soon as I can find my 12.5" square ruler, I'll trim these up and send them off to B.C. where Dara of Stitched Quilting Co. will assemble these blocks (and others) into quilts that will be delivered to the families of slain Canadian police officers.  
Hoping that they aren't needed very soon!
I found a big box yesterday that looked like it contained some fabric - but it turns out it had 3 or 4 quilts pin-basted and ready to quilt in it, and another 2 tops and a pile of blocks that need to be assembled, so I don't think that I'm going to run out of tasks for a while!
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2 comments:

  1. I just zoomed through some of your posts. Oh wow, I love your quilts, and I think we have some of the same interests in scrap projects. But, oh my! Your knitting is phenomenal. My knitting has been limited for the most part to projects that don't have to fit, so I'm just so impressed with your sweaters and socks. (Come to think of it that's why I left garment sewing pretty much behind when I discovered quilting, too.) It was fun to see what you've been working on in the past few years.

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  2. Some knitting, some quilting, and taking care of business. Hang in there!

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