In amongst listening to and watching games, I was able to make some pretty good progress on the ole' "to-do" list this weekend. I finished up several projects that I'd like to share with you. In a previous post, I showed you a baby quilt that I'd finished for a colleague. This weekend, I also made a quick, cute minky ribbon blanket (about 12" square) - I'm not a fan of sewing on minky, but I love the way it feels (very soft), and I thought that the fabric choice was really right for a bunch of us in the wildlife profession. The project was actually made easier by the fact that it was kitted up by my LQS, Quilting Adventures, in Richmond, VA.
I also finished two ornaments that I've been working on. I think that the photograph of the Country Cottage Needleworks one doesn't do it justice - the colors are richer than the photo shows. I was intrigued by several projects in the 2011 JCS ornament issue that used these brighter greens, pinks, and other colors.
Country Cottage Needleworks - "Merry Christmas"
2011 JCS Ornament Issue
Recommended DMC and fabric
I'm a big fan of Prairie Schooler and am busy trying to collect all of the Santas that they've published. This Russian-like Santa comes from Old World Santas II.
Prairie Schooler - "Old World Santas II"
Recommended fabric and DMC
Substituted Rainbow Gallery Wisper for white
The big losers on my "to-do" list this weekend were the outside projects. I spent about an hour weeding, but there are *many* hours of that to go. The grass still needs mowed; seems like a good Wednesday-after-work project! I can't believe how far along our spring-flowering trees, shrubs and flowers are. The Bradford pears and forsythias will be fully leafed out before the first day of spring this week.
Hoping you all had a basketball-filled, great weekend! Here's promising more frequent updates on accomplishments - but 'til then, take up your needle and sew!