Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WiP Wednesday: I'm Back!

Sorry for my brief absence. The flu hit us hard last week, as in I lost seven pounds hard. Thus, I didn't get anything done with the illness and then trying to catch up on laundry and dishes. I have made up for it this week though and have some great things to show you today.

The day the illnesses started I received my IGminiswap package. It was so fun and a welcome break to all the nasty. I love my mini quilt made by Anna (@wollykat).

Since I learned how to do color changes in knitting I made my little girl a hat with her name on it. It was fun. I still want to add pom poms to the top but haven't made it that far yet.

In a fit of productivity I quilting my Supernova Friendship Swap quilt today. I was thinking of adding more lines but I actually liked it this way better. That may or may not have been influenced by trying to shove this twin-sized quilt through my sewing machine on the diagonal.

I even made the binding too. I'll happily share this one later in the week.  With the double layer of batting it is so warm I'm in love! I may do that for all of my quilts in the next batch.

Look I made mittens!! I've always wanted to know how to knit mittens. I got a kit mailed to me from my favorite former LQS Stitch in Des Moines. I seriously adore this shop and will continue to shop there by post and stop in whenever I can make the two hour drive. Anyway, the kit included the pattern, needles, and Knit Collage yarn to make these adorable mittens.

Even the baby loves them! She saw me trying them on for a picture then handed me the camera and put them on herself. It was too cute not to share.

My final WiP is Ruby's stocking. It's coming along slowly because I can only work on it when everyone is asleep. Ruby really likes to get involved with this one and the sequins are better in the bowl than all over the carpet.

Well, that's my excitement this week. I'm so glad to be back in the swing of things. Be sure to stop by on Friday to see the finished Supernova quilt. Also, I can't wait to share the things I made for Christmas! Good thing it's next week! I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday.


  1. Wow!~ You WERE productive!! I LOVE your Supernova Quilt! My partner and I stalled after the second block exchange, but I really hope we can pick it up and finish it in the new year! Thanks for sharing and I hope you're done with illness for the year!

  2. Happy to read you are feeling better... 7 lbs wow! The hat and mittens turned out so nice. You are such a fast learner. :-)


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