Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter Sun

Grateful for the sun!

...even in the freezing cold.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Frank's Quilt (in loving memory)

This quilt was created using the pattern "Quilt Interrupted" from "Phenomenal fat quarter quilts" by M'Liss Rae Hawley. I would absolutely recommend this book for useful guidelines and ideas for all the fat quarters that quilters tend to collect.

The back of the quilt better details the quilting decision I made. You can see on the front the use of the black fabric as a lattice and I simply didn't want to sew straight lines across it so there was more stopping and starting in this one.

This quilt was started when my friend became pregnant with her second baby. What no one could have anticipated was Frank passing away 22 weeks into the pregnancy. Despite how emotional it was; I was actually more motivated to complete this quilt in a timely manner for both him and his family.

Sweet boy, this quilt is for your loving family and in your memory.

Yellow Tunic

This little yellow tunic was made using the pattern "picot-edged sweater" from the book "baby knits" by Lois Daykin. I have never done picot edging and I have to say it was very satisfying.

I also got to see this sweater on the intended recipient. And it actually fit and seemed to hang nice and look durable (always a bit of a relief).

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

The healing power of purring.

"For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning."

- T.S. Eliot
(cited in the The Writer's Almanac for today, January 1, 2009)