Sunday, November 20, 2011


I have been sitting here this morning trying to make a list of my projects and what I need to get done before Christmas. I just hope I haven't added too much of what needs to get done. The project I am working on for Christmas the most are 2 pairs of socks for my dad. I have one complete sock done and close to half done on the second. I also hope to make him another pair. He loves wearing them around the house. He is having health problems and know he would rather have home made socks than anything I could ever buy in a store.

I am also working on a lace cowl for my daughter. It's about half done. She knows I'm working on it. It's not for Christmas but I wanted to use up the nice yarn I had left over from the lace scarf. I will post a picture of it when it's done. It's not much to look at right now. However, I did block my scarf and would like to share the result!

I think you can see the pattern much better. It's not quite as wrinkled looking. This next photo is even better!
The pattern is much easier to see here! I am really happy with the look of this scarf. It's so airy, light and delicate. It's exactly what I wanted.

As far as quilting goes, I have a few things going on there also. I always have my hand sewn hexagons although I haven't worked on them lately. I am making the Blogger's block of the month but that only takes up a day or 2 at the most. I am working on a mystery quilt with my guild. That took up a lot of my time this month! We only get directions monthly but they can take awhile.

Just 100 half square triangles this month! I just have to square them up a bit and then I can wait until next meeting which is in 2 weeks!

I have a quilt to machine quilt. It's all pinned and ready to go but I need a little time I can devote to it. I'm not sure I should even start that before Christmas. Machine quilting is always a big project to me.
And then, finally, I would like to make a Christmas wall hanging. I found one that I hope is sort of quick. I just need a day or two. I always need the time above all else. I have plenty of fabric, thread, etc. I just need to be able to sit down and get to it. Too bad I have to work, clean, cook and all that other fun stuff. I think I can do it and I'm going to give it a try!! Anyone else out there need to clone themselves this holiday season? Suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. I am with you 100%--we need a cloning machine this time of year. Four hands would be nice, too.
    Your scarf is lovely--looks so soft and lacey. I really miss my knitting; and...100 1/2 square triangles--yikes!! All in one week? You go girl!!
    I want to do two table runners with some Jason Yenter fabric I had stashed from last year..., one for my daughter and the other for my daughter-in-law--and so it goes on and on-I, too need more time....Julierose


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