It seems such a waste of time to sit indoors if the weather is nice and you have somewhere to go... yesterday I took a short jaunt to the public library. Just being outside and now having to wear a sweater or a coat was wonderful.
Not that I don't love sweaters!! And I love making them... especially the small ones, like these American Girl sized things.
It's going to be pretty big when it's all sewn together. I'm glad this one has no borders. I am still thinking about rearranging the columns a bit, there seems to be a dark area at the bottom and the parts that don't show off to the right and left are also a little dark. I can't back up far enough in my workroom to get it all in one photo!
On my way home from somewhere a couple of weeks ago I stopped at Michael's and bought three skeins of pink yarn from Loops & Threads. It's very soft, but because it has nylon in it, it is VERY slippery to knit. I just need to finish the sleeves on this size six month sweater. It's ready for the next baby girl I encounter.
Last project completed is this embroidery. It's all backstitch, with a few lazy daisy stitches for the leaves. When I saw this sampler at the quilt show in Mukwonago I knew I needed to get it. I had to special order it because they were sold out. When it came I was so happy I got right on it, jumping over a couple dozen other projects. It was fast to finish too. On my Michael's trip I picked up the frame and mat kit for $8 on sale. Now I just need to decide where to hang it.
Hope your summer is going great. I've gone on a few fabric junkets, eaten some great Chinese food and done some craft projects with the grands. The less I go to work, the less I want to go.
Maybe we can win the lottery this week!