Anyway, I have finished two things – one sewing, one knitting.
The first is the angel I made from a pattern and fabric given to me at our quilting group. I mistakenly thought they were for a secret Santa project but they are actually to sell when we have our Airing of the Quilts in April (our annual fund-raiser).
The angel was made on the machine but joined together by hand.
There is running stitch around the sleeves, wings and dress as well as the banner.
The face is drawn on using a Sharpie with a fine point.
The rosy cheeks are coloured pencil.
The hair is some dark brown 5ply (sport) yarn that I had in my “scraps”.
I didn’t have any gold thread for a hanger so I crocheted a chain using 6 strands of embroidery cotton and a 2mm hook!
My knitting finish is a baby blanket for our latest great-nephew (we have eleven great nieces and nephews; MIL has seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren).
The pattern is Bernat Baby Blanket; it is knitted in Belle Baby “Buttercup” (4ply/fingering, 75% bamboo, 25% acrylic) on 4.00mm (US 6) needles. I used 6.66 x 50g balls to make a blanket that is 106cm x 112cm (41.5”x44”). The yarn is machine washable and can be line-dried, something young mothers seem to prefer to hand-washing and drying flat; I wonder why? LOL
My November to-do list looks like this:
Christmas Angel– finished Cloth book– finished
- Christmas Tree embroidery – to be worked on today
Baby Blanket– finished
- Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt – more work on the quilting will be done today; this project will definitely not be finished this month!
Intarsia Blanket– finished
- scrappy blocks – 16 blocks made; hopefully there will be more done today
The weather is going to test my motto (“never too hot to stitch”) today – it is the last day of spring and the forecast maximum is 40°C (104°F)!