Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Packing Day!

I realized I didn't post a full-sized pic of the mystery Christmas quilt, so here it is. It has been returned to its 'going to GA' pile. I drew the panto for this-a large poinsettia and I moved the panto design back and forth for each row to offset it-a bit of fussing but worth it to get the look I wanted. Kind of hard to see but its there!
I finished the Psalm quilt and it is now all wrapped to be given tonight. The quilting design is the standard meander design that came with my machine but I increased the size to make a more open design so it wouldn't overwhelm the Scripture blocks. I think I found the right balance.
I have the Psalm quilt that I made for us in the 'going to GA' pile so I can finish the binding there, too.
This is the sweater I am making myself. It is the recycled homespun yarn that is working up nicely into this perfect weight for FL sweater (we were at 80 degrees yesterday!) It is a freebie pattern from Pamela Wynne called February Lady sweater. It is a worsted weight yarn on #8 needles knit from the top down so it goes quickly. And since the yarn is limited-you can make it as long as you have yarn for-a perfect pattern for this instance!
This is a treat from our garden-aren't they beautiful?! We had these for supper last night.

We have also been enjoying this treat in the evening; fresh roasted peanuts. The peanuts raw are delicious and you can understand why they are called a legumes when you eat them raw-they taste just like fresh picked peas. Someone told us about baking them in the shell; tossed in oil and lightly salted. They were incredible! We are taking 5# to GA to share the culinary pleasure!
Off to pack up-I will be sharing my daughter's technology to keep you posted. Hope you will have a good Christmas celebration also.

4 comments:

  1. Great Christmas quilt. Fresh roasted peanuts would be a treat. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. The quilts are gorgeous. I like the "double edging" effect on the Christmas quilt. And the colors and fabrics on the Psalm quilt just seem to generate a feeling of peacefulness that goes so well with the quotes.

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  3. The quilting came out great on both! Enjoy your trip at least you don't have to do all your holiday baking down here while it's 80 degrees. Can I come to GA too?

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  4. So now, come -- faster, faster!!!

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