Michael's son and daughter-in-law recently had their first baby, a boy they named Emil. Michael spent several days with them helping out and bonding with the baby, his first grandchild. They live several hours away, so I stayed home and made this quilt.
I don't have a good photo of it, but I cut apart the pages of a cloth book panel, sashed them, and used coordinating fabric for the border. I don't know what to call my relationship to this baby, but Mimi Kirchner recently posted a picture of her lovely Fairy Grandmother doll, and I'm thinking that's what I'll be, the Fairy Grandmother.
Today Allie's boyfriend Roger turned 21, and she said he would like a quilt for his birthday.
I pulled out this top from my UFO closet, gave it an orange backing and some simple straight quilting. It was pretty quick and painless, especially since I used flannel sheeting for the batt, which requires minimal quilting. This was helpful since it's a pretty big quilt, about 85 x 90.
I'm still knitting baby hats and socks for the Afghans for Afghans project, and I figure I'll make as many as I can before the February 29 deadline. However, I saw this wonderful Flickr page of vintage embroidery patterns posted by meggiecat and I had to start some simple outline embroidery blocks.
I'm going to embroider several different bee blocks with black outline stitch and set them in black and white blocks with yellow accents. Now how cool is that?