Monday, September 2, 2013

We Interrupt This Blog....

For my regular life..

August did not turn out the way I expected it to.  My weekly blog posts and my posts on Ravelry and Facebook took a back seat to another priority.

I had a couple of opportunities to spend time with my adult daughter and I didn't want to pass it up.  I have three grown children.  Both of my sons live in the area and I see them frequently.  My daughter has not lived near us since she headed off to college six years ago.  She is currently attending school in Europe but was in Chicago working for the summer.  I had the chance, at the last minute, to go to Chicago for two weeks in August and I took it!  I only had a few days back at home before she arrived.  She spent 4 days with all of us before heading back to school.

She is energetic and talented and full of ideas.  She knits and sews.  She wanted to make a quilt in four days.  Neither one of us are experienced quilters.  I took a class years ago and have made two quilts.  She has made one.  She chose a simple Amy Butler pattern and she thought we could do it.  How could I say no?  She did all the sewing and I did the cutting and pinning.  And amazingly we finished, with a few hours to spare!  The quilt is beautiful and now adorning her bed in Europe.  I love quilts.  I wish she had another four days at home so she could make one for me!  I took this picture late at night, in bad lighting just before it was finished.  My apologies for the poor quality.

Not a great excuse for ignoring my Hats for Sailors duties, but one I enjoyed tremendously!

Catching Up

Sharon from California is the winner of the Liberty Wool!  Congratulations!!!  She is so patient as I did not get her package in the mail until the quilt was finished!

This month the giveaway is even better.  We not only have the 2 skeins of Liberty Wool we are giving away on Ravelry but we also have a skein of Sunrise Fiber Company Freedom!  So you have an extra chance to win a great skein!

November Reminder

We have a few prizes for the annual giveaway in November and will be revealing those shortly.  Our big deadline is November 11th!!!  


  1. I'm so glad you got to see her! Spending time with your daughter is the most wonderful thing in the world (I know - I have one!) and it's an opportunity you should never pass up. I started life as a knitter then a sewer then a quilter. A rabid, obsessed, normal quilter. But I must admit that I like my nights of knitting as much as I like my days of quilting. I hope she returns soon for your next mother-daughter fix. Love and hugs to you!

  2. I would love to post a photo of your finished quilt on my blog,
    Each month, I host a "parade" of finished projects. Yours certainly deserves a special place in next month's parade!

    1. I updated my post to include a photo. Not a great one but feel free to use it.

  3. I admire all of you quilters so much! It not only takes technical ability but a lot of artistic talent.