Many mistakes - in design, technique, size, but this time ... I nailed it ... or so I have convinced myself.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Success! Or at least what I'm calling success. I am making great progress on this Million Sweater. We have become good friends - this yarn and I. I have ripped and reknitted and ripped and reknitted WAY too many times. This is the fifth time I've started some sort of sweater and I think I'm going to finish it.
No big End-Of-Summer Hoopla for us ... just hanging out at home. There was a little grocery shopping (and I went, too) and a little grass cutting (not me) and Chinese take-out for dinner last night. In between all that fun ...
Some stitching! Number #3 of the Sue Spargo Imperial Blooms is done ...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
That really bad binding? It was really really bad.
Probably the worst I've ever done.
PS - if you find yourself fighting with something that you've done easily for years ... stop! Evaluate what the heck is going on and then ... move your needle to the correct position - you will immediately get a better binding.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
My Guild has thrown down a UFO challenge. Pretty simple, make a list and start sewing. Bring your FO (finished object) to a meeting for Show 'n Tell. There will even be prizes ... I'm not really motivated by prizes. Getting stuff finished is a BIG prize in my book!
I got a UFO done this past weekend. When a quilt shop closed, we (staff) swapped blocks - a good bye gift to ourselves, sort of a commemoration of our time at the shop. I finally made my quilt.
The center block is part of the shop logo. It's a small quilt - 40" square. The border is selvedges. That seemed appropriate - a quilt about a quilt shop.
Today ... it will no longer be DONE. I'm taking off the binding and re-doing it. It's an awful binding. Well - it's actually it's quite a nice binding but I did a terrible job sewing it. I've tried to convince myself that it was "OK", but really it's not and I'm going to cut it off and re-bind the quilt.
It's not a spectacular quilt, but it does deserve a better ending.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Last Friday was spent clearing up and clearing off my cutting table. It ended up looking like this ...