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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Peaceful, Sunny Friday Morning

I want to start this out by saying Happy Birthday to my Husband. He's a great guy. a terrific father who loves his children, and after all these years still has that look in his eye that makes my heart pound. Happy Birthday, Babe!

Here is a look, finally , at the quilt that I have been working on. I started this at The Harbor Star a year ago, and it was intended for a baby who never received it. Probably because I never finished it.
I quilted it myself, while at the farm with my friend who needed some soul-soothing, and even though machine quilting is not something I excel at I'm still happy with the way it turned out, especially once it was washed and all the mistakes were hidden in all it's crinkly splendor.
I used one of my machine's decorative stitches for some of the quilting, and I did some free-motion leaves on the diagonal.
I also knitted a couple of very Simple Baby Bibs that I found on www.knitlist.com:

I hope to get a pic of the new baby drooling all over them soon.......well, sometime in September, that is.

I've got other projects going, so I better get back to work. You chicks have a great day!


Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Tim! Sharon the quilt is great and I'm so impressed with the quilting. I enlarged your picture and could see both the decorative stitching and the leaves. Great job. How were your shoulders feeling by the time you finished it?

Sharon said...

I felt pretty good....I kept taking breaks and rolling my neck and shoulders.....and I took my time. It was fun....and since it's just a baby sized quit it wasn't too bad.

Mimi said...

You go girl! You sure are pumping out the projects. Good for you. I really like your quilting. It turned out really nice. Love the baby bibs, too. Are they a self-striping yarn? Tell Tim and Nikki happy birthday, too.

Sharon said...

Faye, it's just plain old kitchen yarn....just varigated.
I'll trade you the super simple bib pattern for your baby hat pattern!

Gracie said...

That baby bib was a hit with my neice. By the way ---Happy Birthday to the Babe! I'm so impressed with anyone who does machine quilting. Three machines later I still can't do it.