Saturday, April 5, 2014

Playing Catch Up

A little of this and that to catch up with a few things.  Just a day late for On the Needles, but cameras and computers can be so unpredictable sometimes.  Seems they are both working now, so I'd better hurry.

Here's where I am on my socks....starting to turn the 2nd heel.  You would think that all I would want to do is knit because I'm already buying more yarn for more socks.  When things slow down some, I really am going to get serious about learning more about sock knitting- top down and bottom up along with different needles - circular vs. dpns.  This week I've had to share my spare time with quilting so I didn't make much progress on my sock.

Do you remember my "Snow Friends" HERE, well we got our final package, the borders.  Just look at the clever way we received our borders.  Isn't this the cutest ever!  The body is wrapped in white tissue with the head being the inner border and the body the wider outer border.  It's almost too cute to take apart.  She even put some twigs on each side for the arms.  Some people have a knack for thinking up fun presentations and this lady is an expert.  She also wrote a cute and appropriate poem too.  I hate to finish this quilt since it's been so much fun receiving the poems and packages. "Snow Friends" will be my favorite snuggle quilt because of the person who put this together and my other friend who shared the fun with me.  Thank You so much J.C. for including me in your fun project and for your friendship.  You are a very special friend.

Then, a few weeks back we had our big quilt show and we usually have a "white bag" raffle with the money going to a selected charity.  This year it was The Honor Flight Program.  They fly World War II veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial.  Our guild raised $2,000.00 for them this year, which will pay for 3 veterans plus some left over.  

I bought tickets as I usually do and dropped them in several of the white bags for a chance to win something.  In the past I've never been lucky to win anything.  Well this year my luck changed and I got a fantastic prize.  It has a divided pocket on both sides on the outside and two pockets inside.  The buttons are ornamental and it is very nicely quilted. The lady that made it won first place Viewer's Choice with her handquilted, applique quilt.  She is a master at most handwork and everything she makes is beautifully done whether it be quilts. purses, or totes.  I was thrilled and a shout went out when my name was called.  Thank You Mary Lou.  It is just the perfect color and size and it's being used as my knitting bag now.   

Even though it's not Friday, I'm linking up with Judy at On The Needles.  Go by and see what everyone is working on this week.  


  1. I can't wait to see your Snow Friends completed! Your friend that thought this up is really clever!

  2. OMG!!! Your socks are looking marvelous girlfriend!!!! I'm so proud of you :) Be warned - they are addictive!!! That Snow Friends package is just so creative - I'm pretty jealous of people who can do that. Looking forward to seeing your completed quilt )

  3. I understand you not wanting to 'unwrap' that cute snowman. Love the purse you won. Great that 3 more vets will be getting a chance to visit their memorial in DC.

  4. Congrats on winning the bag, it's lovely. The snowman is so cute, what a great way to wrap up the project.