Hey, it’s Maria.
First of all, there was advancing.
My Damask Kauni is advancing. I need to do some math, but I think I’m almost to the shoulders. My plan is to get the steeks done so I can take it on vacation over Thanksgiving. There was a suggestion from the Rainey sisters (I think Sally) that I should knit from the cuff up until it fits the armhole. However, I think my finishing skills are lacking. If I pick up the stitches from the armhole and knit down, the finishing will look better.
Now on to retreating. Our three day quilting, knitting, scrapbooking retreat was heaven!!! There was lots of working, laughing, eating, and very little sleep. I got a ton done, and very little of it involved knitting. I got the handles on my Medallion Travel Bag.
That would be my daughters skinny arm!!!
I got the button for my Mr. Greenjeans.
It was made for me by Karen. I gave her a sample of the yarn about a month ago and this is what she did. I also got a matching pendant to put on an omega chain. I think it’s perfect!
I bordered two quilts.
This pattern is Sweet Dreams, designed by Heather Peterson of Anka’s Treasures.
This one is Bento Box. The fabric is The Poetry Collection by April Cornell for Moda fabrics. I love anything Moda!
I also completed a Christmas Nativity Quilt.
I did the embroidery on my Bernina. The embroidery is from Designs by JuJu. They stitched out beautifully. Here is baby Jesus.
And then there’s the little lamb.
But best of all, I got to hang out with my little sister (and my mom) for several days.
She had a milestone birthday a couple of weeks ago, so we got to celebrate. I didn’t ask her permission to post this photo. It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission!! I’ve always loved the quote, “I smile because you’re my sister. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.” Hi Shan!!!
I came home Saturday night to a fairly neat house. All the kids were alive. In fact, they looked pretty good. Honey was happy, as was the puppy. Thanks, Honey!!!
Hey Lexi, are you still alive?