Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday, and Done!

Good news from my corner of the blog world. Unfortunately nothing that will bring meaning to your personal lives, but I think we can all take comfort in small bits of good news, especially if we listen to media news and wonder why we even got out of bed in the morning.

First, an update on my neighbor. He is HOME! He is bruised and swollen, but looks much better than I would have guessed and sounds like himself. Attending the funeral of his friend will be difficult, but he felt he had to be there today. After today he can recuperate at home, hopefully without set backs or side effects.

Back in April I complained commented on a sweater that I was concerned would never be finished and that I feared I was running short of yarn for the sleeves. The sweater was started to use up yarn that had been bought for a different project, then abandoned. The first time I had ever done that.   Photobucket Honest. Photobucket Oops! Photobucket

I tracked down an internet source and ordered enough yarn for both sleeves (in case color matching was an issue, I thought two slightly 'off' sleeves would be better than one) and finally, the never ending sweater is done!
The other finished project that I am happy to say is done is a baby quilt for a friend of my younger son. The baby shower is a few weeks away, but so much is going on this month I was hoping to get it off my mind before this long holiday weekend. I succeeded! It is bright. These are not the colors of her baby's nursery, but I figure one of the grandmas is probably taking care of that. Between car travels, nap times at other homes and floor play, babies can always use extra blankets and quilts. The baby's parents are dear to me and I think they will be happy with this exuberant quilt called Animal Party.

The back of the quilt is the same bright green with small dots of many colors as the binding. Some of the squares are cut from Animal Party, a printed panel from Robert Kaufman fabrics.
The rest of the quilt was cut from coordinating fat quarters in a block design called Crazy Eights by Bits 'n Pieces.
 Happy weekend wishes to everyone.

5 comments:

That corgi :) said...

thta is a beautiful sweater! lots of work put into it indeed! and I love the baby quilt, you are right, babies can never have too many blankets/quilts! glad your neighbor is home from the hospital

hoping you/family have a great Fourth!

betty

That corgi :) said...

thta is a beautiful sweater! lots of work put into it indeed! and I love the baby quilt, you are right, babies can never have too many blankets/quilts! glad your neighbor is home from the hospital

hoping you/family have a great Fourth!

betty

Sewconsult said...

I love the sweater. The sleeves look like the match well. The quilt is so cute. Bright & cheerful. Great job on getting 2 big projects done.
Beckie

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Oh, pretty projects in glorious colors!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Both are great projects - don't know which I love best. sandie