Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Another Week

Wow, another week has flown by and we are getting much closer to Christmas. I have done a little shopping for gifts but still have more to do. Hope to get most of it done this week and some packages mailed for family. We put up some of our decorations ... Nativity scene, advent calendars for the kids, lights outside and that is about it. I love Christmas but don't like the decorating and undecorating part of it!

I am almost finished the spiral hat that I started last week. The knitting has been done for a few days and I just need to make a pom pom for the top. I don't have a template so will try the cardboard method. The hat should fit a 8 to 12 year old and will be sent along to the Dulaan project when I have a few more items completed. The pattern came from the Knitting for Peace book.

Finally the binding is sewn on this quilt. I made the top at a retreat I attended in Leavenworth, WA in July. The pinwheels are three dimensional. I had always wanted to try out this technique and I really like how it turned out. The hard part was all the layers of fabric that come together at the center of the pinwheel. Each triangle has 4 layers plus the 4 squares so 16 layers of fabric make it really hard to get the seams to line up. A preschooler will not be picky and will love the bright, fun fabrics!

Once my five items are made for the Dulaan project I plan to make some wool items for women and children in Afghanistan. Bev from Bev's Country Cottage has a new contact person in Afghanistan who will be delivering warm items there. I have finished reading a book called Meena about a women in Afghanistan who started the group RAWA. The book talks a lot about the plight of women and children there. I can not imagine what they must go through and my heart breaks for them!

1 comment:

Anne K. said...

So glad to know about the new contact for the Afghanistan deliveries, Cheryl - thanks for the info. Love the pinwheel quilt, too!!! So cheery!