I also finished the first sock of my third pair. I have started the second sock but forgot to take a picture. I have been spending mornings knitting on the deck and some evenings when I am not on the computer.
I even got into the quilting room and began quilting this top which has been on the frame for 3 weeks. I am quilting this with a large meander and it went so fast that I got it done today. Of course part of that is because my stitch regulator has gone whacky. Right now it is not regulating but acting like a manual stitch but I cannot slow it down so we are “off to the races” when I turn it on. Yes, I will be calling Handi Quilter tomorrow (first time in 7 years).
I did have to piece the batting but with quilting I cannot even feel where the piecing is.
I did make sure that the side grippers were used over the lap of the two pieces so there would be no movement while I was quilting.
But when I was done I realized that I still had about 18” of extra backing. So on went this black batting piece, and
And on went this great Halloween fabric. I am going to quilt it with a bit smaller meander for placemats. There will be some leftover and I will use that for a table runner but I won’t quilt it until I get the stitch regulator fixed.
Oh, and I started a new BOM. This is the first block from Fat Cat Patterns. But the difficulty is that I believe she is giving us 2 blocks a month. When I started pulling fabric for this I realized that none of my white fabric is thick enough to not shadow the black wings. I have looked at almost all the white I have but this may mean I
Now one might ask how I came by so much energy to do all this. Well, DH has been gone for 3 days and, except for taking care of the dogs, birds, and cats, I have had all my time to myself. It’s amazing what one can do when there are no interruptions. Sorry Sweetie!
I did take a little time out to redress Fred. He is now “Harvest Fred,” wearing the hat we found on our trip. And frequently I am finding Stubby, the cat, sleeping in his lap. Unfortunately she jumps down before I can get a picture so you will have to just imagine our black and white cat curled up there. Really cute, huh?
Monday I need to do laundry and dishes but that won’t stop the sewing, quilting, and knitting, I’ll just have to work around them.
If you have read this far, be sure to take a break to get ready for a really GREAT week.