March 27, 2007

Sounds Like a Stitch A Long

Well, it seems that there are enough of us interested to have an official SAL for the Stitcher's Wallet from the March issue of The Gift of Stitching magazine. Sue, Joanie, Debby and I will all be starting the project once everyone has received their materials. Anyone else want to join us?

I did not get a lot of stitching done over the weekend but I did find out that one of the exchanges I was working on made it to the birthday girl in Germany. This is what I stitched for one of the ladies in my Yahoo group. It's from the February issue of The Gift of Stitching. I was pleased with how it turned out and the recipient seemed to like it.
This weekend I finally fired Jemima up and took her for a test sew. It went so well I got out my border strips for my Turning 20 quilt, sewed them up and then sewed them on! My quilt top is now done. Now I just need to find a large enough flat surface to lay it out and measure it (with the help of a second pair of hands) to figure out how much fabric and batting I need. A friend and work is going to help me with this very soon I hope. I will try to remember to take a picture when it's all spread out.
I also made some progress on my Blue Moon STR sock. I have about an inch to an inch and half left to go on the foot and then I'll be ready to tackle the heel. I'm really happy with the way this is turning out and can't wait to work on it again! And I wound two different yarns into balls for summer tank style tops - one from an issue of Interweave Knits and one from an issue of Knit.1 magazine. I've got to do my gauge swatches but am anxious to get started on something other than a sock!

7 comments:

Stitch Wizard said...

Wow you have done a really wonderful job on this!! How pretty! I liked that one as well and love all the little bees!! I may have to do that one eventually as well! Thank you for the nice email and I have the materials for the SAL so thought I would let you know! Gift of Stitching has been really a great magazine and I am glad I got it! So many cute things! Debby:)

Carol said...

What a lovely job on your pinkeep! I really look forward to watching your SAL start up! I love that project too, but cannot afford to get the threads anytime too soon. Also, wish she had included an alphabet for our initials... that part has me a little befuddled, not great at that stuff - LOL!

Vonna said...

I love this pinkeep and keep promising myself that I'm going to do it for me soon! Your's for your friend is beautiful! Great job!!

Joanie said...

Lovely pinkeep!!! I am very jealous that you can knit AND quilt!!! You rock!!!

Red said...

Oh! That's awesome news that we have Joanie and Debby joining us...what a nice surprise! I ordered my stuff so hopefully it will be here soon. This will be fun.

Barbara said...

Great job, Patti! I really liked that one when it appeared in TGOSM but I haven't stitched it yet. So many projects, too little time!

Michelle said...

I would just love to join you in the SAL, because that piece is a must-stitch. But, I have a lot of WIPs on the go at the moment, so I'll just stitch vicariously through you. Your sock is coming along well - such pretty colors.