Posts Tagged ‘Babar’

Sewing and Reading

March 12, 2018

Since I know I will be spending many hours hand sewing, I decided to try to catch up on all my unread emails.  Here it is late afternoon and I am finally under one hundred left to read.  I hope to finish in under four days.  I wish I could sew in the evening, but I always get a nauseous headache.  I don’t know why.  I can knit and watch TV at night.  Speaking of knitting,  I have been working on Babar’s royal cape.  Ten inches of stockinet is making me crazy.


Trying to Finish

March 11, 2018

I haven’t felt right for the past several days.  I can’t say what it was, so I’ll just say that I have been pooky.  Since I haven’t been running around, I have made good progress on Babar.

  He needs to have his clothes blocked and find buttons for his vest.  Don’t you just love his bowler hat.


Quilting Finished

March 6, 2018

  I have finally completed the quilting .  The binding has been cut and, if I’m lucky, will be on the quilt by the weekend.

  The elephants were added to represent my nephew, his wife and baby that is due next month.

  Babar looks good is his new pants.  His jacket is almost finished



March 4, 2018

I like old fabric, especially bark cloth.  I look for beautiful patterns, good color, condition and price.  I like the depth and texture of bark cloth.  It adds another interest to the fabric.  I don’t mind paying $20 of $30 a yard, but not $100 or even $200.  I have five yards of the black and only one of the white.  Slip covers with a contrasting pillow comes to mind.  Curtains are a possibility, but I would have to line them to prevent fading.  You know, a jacket and skirt would be nice.

Babar now has pants.  I started his coat.  I hope I have enough green for his vest.  The yarn is Brown Sheep so getting another skein won’t be a problem.


Babar Is Finished

March 2, 2018

  Now I need to make Babar some clothes.


Cat in a Box

February 22, 2018

  It’s Ruth, our hell raiser.  I told her I was going to seal her in and mail her to Tasmania.  Sweet Baby Rue and Flo actually snickered.  This is the look I got.

I redid Babar last night.  I’m much happier with it.


The Hat

February 21, 2018

  Here’s the finished hat.  It’s cute, but not ‘me’ cute.   What do I do with it?  Who can I give it to.  Not a relative.  It wouldn’t look right on any of them, especially the men.  Maybe a friend?  I don’t know.  I just don’t know.

I started Babar last night.  I may go down a needle size and I’m not very happy with their increase method.  The increase I use on the thumb gussets for gloves is tidier.


No Socks

February 19, 2018

The hat is finished yet.  My lack of concentration was overwhelming last night.

  I’d better get it finished tonight because I am so tired of looking at it.

And as far as the socks are concerned, they will have to wait.  My great-nephew is April 12 and I promised my sister-in-law that I would make Babar.

  So I have some winding to do.