Tuesday, January 23, 2007

WIP Wednesday

I'm currently working on a project both as part of Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge and for the Quilt Studio 2x12x12 Portfolio Challenge (sorry, couldn't get the link to cooperate). I've made a buttonhole stitch fan

and a seam treatment with laced herringbone stitch, detached chains, and French knots. The hummingbird and morning glory is courtesy of an old Aunt Martha embroidery transfer. It's amazing how handy those can be.

I'm also knitting a sweater for my daughter. She picked the color, which I love.

I just finished the back, which is basically a big rectangle, and I just cast on one of the fronts, so I'm starting the cable stitch band. Now I'll have to pay attention. I actually love mindless knitting, so for me the best part of the sweater is done.

Yesterday was a great mail day. I got the parts for a 40 Quilt Service Project quilt from Julie that I'm going to assemble and then pass on to another quilter to finish. This project is going to be donated to a children's charity. I also got a lovely CD of birds from Debra. Wasn't that nice?

Speaking of sharing, I'm recovering from my second bout of flu since Christmas. This lastest one I must've caught on the plane on the the way home from my vacation. Then rather than stay home, I dutifully started back to work and promptly infected practically the whole faculty of my department. "Thanks for sharing," eveyone says politely. At least they haven't started addressing my emails to Typhoid Barbara.


Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

Very pretty! I especially love the bird. Sorry to hear about the flu.

Rian said...

Oh Barbara, this piece is beautiful--the hummingbird is outta this world.

Hope you feel better soon. 2x flu is not fair!

Charlene said...

Great TASTs, and love the hummer! Beautiful job!

Allison said...

Your CQ this time is looking like spring!
And your daughter is going to look fab in this cool sweater...great pattern.

Susan said...

When I saw the sweater you're knitting, I almost jumped out of my seat! I really loved this design, love hoodies and so I'll be following closely to see how it really looks on a real person and what you think of the patter. Thanks for sharing!

Granny Fran said...

This is going to be another beauty, love that hummingbird. So jealous of your winter vacation in the sun. After 7 weeks of snow, I'm ready; I feel like I moved to Minnesota.