Posts Tagged ‘flag quilt’

Ready to Quilt

March 14, 2010

I was ready to quilt my flag when I realized my favorite machine for quilting was in my daughter’s house.  I ould quilt with the machine here, but the other is set up for quilting.  I really don’t need to use the other one.  I can use the one that’s here.  But, I WANT it.  So, I’m off to Reisterstown tomorrow.  While there, Kevin and I are going to see Alice in Wonderland.  I might also go up to Intercourse.  I don’t know yet.

I can’t decide what knitting to take.  I should take my Sweater from Hell, but it is so damn big.   So, I’m think I’ll take four pairs of socks and a hat.  I like to be prepared. 

I’ve been thinking about my next sweater.  I’ve got it down to three, I think.

Intellectually Depleted

March 12, 2010

Intellectually!  I did the taxes.  You understand.   I couldn’t cook.  So Doug took me to Pizza Hut–a large stuffed crust with beef, pepperoni, bacon and anchovies.  Disgusting! But it was what I needed.  I think I’ll make a pineapple upside-down cake tomorrow.

My flag quilt is coming along.

I also finished the neckband on the sweater this morning.   I sewed the skeet for the front band.  I made a swatch for the band and, of course, the size that looked the best is not one that I have in a long enough length.

Stars Sweater

March 10, 2010

I finally knit the last six rows.  Yeah.  The shoulder seams were also sewn.  Next, I am going to knit on the neckband.  I may actually get this thing completed. 

I have also been sewing.  I found a little flag quilt kit.  It took a while to cut all the little wavy pieces, but it’s been fun sewing the pieces together.

If anyone is interested, I put a new pattern up for gloves.  It’s for my friend who has large hands.  I ‘ll be writing another in a smaller size, too. 

I want to see Alice in Wonderland so I called my daughter to see if my grandson wanted to go.  She told me there was a water main break in town.  School has been closed so Kevin has been babysitting has other grandmother.  I couldn’t help but laugh.  She had a knee replacement over a week ago and doesn’t want to do her exercises.  She wants to be waited on.  My daughter can’t stand it.  She and I are very independent and want to do everything ourselves.  I  really  feel sorry for Kevin.  He deserves to see a good movie.

Idiot Dog, Idiot Owner

October 27, 2008

We were heading out to the horse farm this morning, when we saw this woman with a little dog beside the road.  She had no leash on the dog.  When it saw Gus, it took off after him.  She barely grabbed it in time and she started laughing, saying something about how her dog would tear Gus to shreds if he got to him.  She thought she was being funny.  We were thinking how that dog will probably end up on someones front bumper or trampled by a horse.  They were both pretty brainless.

It was too cold to sit outside so I knit a little inside.  I’ll probably make some more flowers later.  Last night, I made leaves and stems.  I need to dig through my stash for more leftover yarn. 

I got some fabric cut. I am making a little quilt that looks like a flag in the wind.  The directions are stupid and I’ve all ready found a better way to do it.