Friday, September 26, 2008

Yipee! Rain!

After the rain we had this past summer, I suppose we have enough. However, we may get a deluge this weekend which will keep me inside and I intend to make up for lost time (AKA working full time at my new job) by sewing all weekend. I have all the blocks for Holiday Chorus done so I will be putting the top together.

In the meantime, take a look at the knitting I have been doing this past month.

I have one more white pair done,too. These are called Newfoundland Mitts and you can find the pattern here. Easy to knit, this is a slip stitch pattern. I used variegated yarn with long repeats of color. There is no gusset for the thumb, making them really easy to knit! I belong to a Yahoo group called CIC (children in common) which does charity knitting. We are having a mitten blitz and sending the mittens to the Cheyenne River Reservation the last week in September in time for cold weather.

DH and I went to the Common Ground Fair last Sunday. What a great fair and what a great day we had. DH was very patient while I looked at every skein of yarn(and there were
plenty), had him pat some cashmere yarn, and he even chatted with some quilt ladies from the Scrap Baggers in the Folk Life tent. Good thing the fair was last week; it would be a washout this weekend.

I realize this entry is a bit thin on quilting, but I have one more thing to add. Last Monday night I went to a Back Road quilt meeting. It was their second meeting this fall, but my first. Almost all my Tacoma friends were there, so that was fun. The ladies from Cotton Weeds had a beautiful table and trunk show. I signed up for a Hawaiian applique workshop with Sarah Ann Smith for later next month. Sarah gave a talk at one of our area meetings a couple of years ago and I was amazed at the quantity and quality of her quilts. I also sat at the "former librarian" table with Bonnie and Tina. We were convulsed with laughter when Nena, one of our co-leaders, told us about trying to get some quilting and baking done while her husband wanted her to go run an errand with him. To end the evening one of the members showed some crazy quilts and demonstrated several embroidery stitches. All in all a wonderful program with some very fine women.

Have a great weekend, dear readers!


Sue R said...

Hi Beth, I have been trying to put in a new lawn all summer, so you can never have enough rain! Your mittens are just beautiful, and it really is a gift from the heart when you put in the hours to make it and give it away. Some kid is gonna love those. We went to the Common Ground Fair a couple years ago and had a really good time. It's different from other fairs, isn't it?

Margo said...

Your mittons are beautiful....a labor of love....I have only been to one common ground fair...sure it has changed over the years...just always have something else going...too busy!!!! Rain is good but not for those who do labor on lawns, fields can stop anytime...our lawns have actually stayed green this year....I can hear it beginning and suppose to watch for flooding...I wonder what it will do to the changing leaves....