Thursday, April 03, 2008

A More Upbeat Post

I apologize if my last post was too depressing for you. This cause is really dear to my heart since I have been where these families are today --- grieving the loss of a child. Though it has been 12 years since the loss of our daughter Brianna, my heart still wonders where and what our family would be like today if she had lived. Something to look forward to -- "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4

Onto more fun things. I haven't posted about my quilting activities lately so here are a couple of projects. The first I am calling Scrappy 9 Patches. The pattern is "Treasure Trove" by Nancy Mahoney from the Clothworks website (though I don't it listed there anymore). A good reason why I try to print out both knitting and quilting patterns I find on the web that I think I will make one day. They seem to disappear if I don't print them out! Clothworks has about 82 other free quilt patterns on the above link. Check it out!

This is all scrappy with fabric that was donated to our quilting group. The quilt is about 50" x 66" and will be donated to Encompass in September.

This next quilt is still a WIP (work in progress). It is pinned and ready to be quilted which will start on Friday evening at our quilt group. I am still not sure how I will quilt it ...

The pattern is from the TreadleOn website and is really simple and goes together quickly --- making it a great charity quilt.

Speaking of TreadleOn --- did you know that I own a White treadle sewing machine? I have even used it to make a bunch of quilt squares that I exchanged with other "treadlers". Though they still sit in a nice little pile!

As for knitting, madly cast on and finished a child's size 10/12 sweater for Afghans for Afghans. They had a "quick turnaround" campaign for sweaters, mitts, and socks. Done in about 8 days, whew!!

The pattern is from Margaret Hubert's book One Piece Knits that Fit. The yarn is Patons Classic Wool in wedgewood and size 4.5mm needles. Not a stunning sweater by any means, but should keep a child warm.

And Roam is coming along veerrrrryyyyy ssslllooooowwllly ... just like a snail. It will get done eventually, it just seems like knitting for me gets put to the side to fill other needs. That's not a bad thing, just means that my stuff takes a long time to finish!

All the pieces are finished and sewn together, and now I am onto the hood. The end is near!

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17