When I returned home earlier this month, I found myself, not surprisingly, surrounded by many unfinished projects. While making steady progress on my current major art quilt, other smaller but equally important undertakings were piling up on my cutting tables, leaving no space, of course, for cutting! So, October morphed into a month of finishing things up. I won't bore you with the list of non-fiber projects that got accomplished. But, here are a few that were fiber related:
- Pillow from the past. Thirty or more years ago, my Aunt Mary C asked if I wanted to complete an embroidery project she had brought back from a Scandinavian trip. I accepted the gift, completed what was the front of a pillow and there it sat, unfinished, all these years. I uncovered it while working on a family history this summer and laid it on my cutting table. I am happy to report that the pillow is now in our family room, completed and bringing back many pleasant memories.
- Sometime earlier this spring/summer I played with a quilt top based upon a table runner I brought back from India. I intended it for our home and that, unfortunately, equated to putting it on a back burner. So, this past week I mentally repurposed the quilt top into a quilt for our grand-child who will be arriving in the spring. It is now completed and ready to ship. Funny how that works.
I used wool batting again for the quilt which makes it quite light and easy to manouevre on my Bernina. I decided to simply quilt in the ditch and was delighted that this created a nice pattern in the center of the pieced back.
- Daughter is busy getting a room ready for their new little daughter whom they are in the process of adopting. She asked for a valence for the room. Mom, of course, say 'yes.' Fortunately, I found the perfect fabric last Friday and miraculously whipped together a valence over the weekend.
- And, finally, there is that illustrious little bear that I just had to knit for the new grand-daughter. The bear turned into quite a project and just had to have a crocheted sweater....