Sunday, September 21, 2008

A finished object or two

It's been a long time coming, but I finally finished a UFO (unfinished object) from 2002. It's definitely not the best quilting job but I was in "get it done NOW" mode.

This is a 14" pillow with a 16" pillow form so it's a bit overstuffed.


I'd written up this pattern but it didn't sell very well so I took it out of my pattern catalog. The other version has a tree instead of a candle. (Yes, that IS a candle--get your mind out of the gutter Rori!)

Maybe I'll give some of these patterns away. Hmm, I haven't had a blog contest for a long time.

Anyone interested?


I quilted three other small, long-neglected projects at the same time and I'm working on getting them finished up as well. Photos of the finished objects coming soon hopefully.

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Saturday was the monthly Tulsa Hand-Spinners Guild meeting and I really enjoyed it! There was a lot of stuff for sale at this meeting, including some fabulous hand-dyed roving from two members. I couldn't pass up buying a little bit. The topic of the meeting was picking and drum carding fiber and as usual the generosity of the spinners was amazing. I came home with a little bit of 100% angora fiber that I spun up in the meeting and it's just sinful how soft it is. I'll probably get about 5 yards of two-ply yarn but it's so pretty!

Here's the roving I got from Rebecca of Heartknits Handpainted.

The picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice.

I also spun up 16 yards of two-ply yarn of a wool/mohair/silk/firestar blend that came from the drum carder demonstration. That might become a little bookmark if I can get my act together.


I couldn't pass up 4 ounces of "South American wool" in the same color:


(The color isn't right--it's a little bit more purple.)

It was a great meeting! I figure I could make up for missing the October meeting by picking up a little roving. I'll be at the Sally Melville workshop with the knitting guild instead of at the October spinning guild meeting. (I'm so excited about the workshop!)

Here's what I was working on during the hand-spinning guild meeting:


It came from Chimera on Etsy. I'm planning to spin the other half close to the same then ply them together. I'm hoping for a DK to light worsted but we'll see. I didn't do any testing before I started spinning, but I'll be thrilled with whatever I end up with.

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I've been working on testing a pattern for Sivia Harding and it's looking fabulous! The scarf portion is complete and now I'm on to the glove portion. You can see her pictures here, and this is my scarf as of a few days ago. I've now finished the end but I won't come back and make it longer until I'm done with the gloves. The yellow line in the scarf (thanks for the yarn scrap, Lynn!) is where I'll pick up and work more length, then graft the finished end onto the new section.


The yarn I posted about previously is what I'm using for the gloves. So far they're gorgeous, but I'll have to wait for daylight to get a good picture.

Here's my progress on the glove so far:


The color isn't quite right in that picture. The yarn in the previous post is true to life.

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The September Cotton Spice magazine is up, and Karen did a great job as usual! Of course I'm a little biased since I quilted one of the quilts in the magazine. She features the quilting on pages 30-35, so go have a look! There are a bunch of other neat things in the magazine, too.

It's a very pretty quilt and I've added it to my list of quilts to piece.

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The Tulsa State Fair starts on Thursday afternoon and I'm finally starting to get excited about it. The kids each entered something this year so they'll want to go. Poor Greg, I'll probably drag him along also. LOL!

1 comment:

greg said...

I have choir practice next week, but I'm sure the kids would love to go with you to the fair.