Sunday, August 16, 2009

The lap sized quilt that I'm not thrilled about now has it's top and bottom muslin border. It's been sandwiched and is ready for free motion quilting. I used 505 spray. I had to do it on the garage floor. In the heat. Note to self: buy an old large table to store in the garage so I don't have to do all that bending over! Hopefully, this quilt won't sit here for 6 weeks like it did waiting for the last 2 sides of the border. I don't think it will because I want to have something to compare to when I try out the BSR on the Bernina's. There won't be any sewing machine research for 2 weeks though as I'm simply too busy next Saturday.
On the knitting front, my Dragon Melody Shawl is coming along. I'm up to 569 stitches so each row takes a while. I'm now to the point where I have to cast on 32 stitches and start working perpendicular to the rest of the shawl. This is a first for me so let's hope I can get it figured out!
I completely wasted Thursday and Friday. Instead of knitting or quilting, I vegged. I needed it. Then today, I spent several hours looking HERE. I've been sucked in. This time without help from my evil demon enabler. Darn! No one to blame but myself!

11 comments:

yarnjourney said...

The fabrics in your quilt are so pretty; I am sorry you are not happy with it. The shawl Is gorgeous!! That yarn is to die for. Good Luck on the perpendicular part, I have not done that either.

Little Mysteries said...

The shawl is looking gorgeous. Its amazing. I don't knit, so I think its marvelous. Best wishes with your quilt. At least when its finished, you will have something that you made, we are all critical of our own creations. I'm sure it will look great.

Candace said...

Bravo for getting down on the garage floor, Jackie! I finally bought a nice 6-foot table at Costco which works nicely!
Speaking of evil demon enablers...I just popped over to that site - you won't see me for days now - LOL!
Cheers!

Beth said...

Your stitches look beautiful!

julia said...

Veggie isn't wasted time. Sometimes it's what we need in order to have the energy to do all the stuff we have to do. I tried to become a follower of the blog you have a link for and it wouldn't let me. I'll try again later. That list looked awesome. I will need a whole day or two to try to search all of those blogs.
You knitting is amazing!

Jeannine said...

Oooh - off to add that one to my follow list. Reverse demon enabling - nice touch! LOL!

Jean in Georgia said...

That shawl is looking fabulous!

clare's craftroom said...

I love the look of that shawl , so pretty !

woolwoman said...

OK Jackie - WHY were you looking at stitching blogs ????? he he he - I was glad to see that giant blog list and I needed to have mine added to that one since it's part stitching and part hooking and oh so little knitting these days! So glad to see you at fall festival - LOVE your Dragon Melody - OMG - don't let Jody hear that - he'll have me dubbed "dragon melody" LOL - yes do find a table - it will be much easier ! Mel

imquilternity said...

Your shawl is gorgeous! I've got to try one of those soon!

Sharon said...

OH NO! I clicked on the link to the Blog of Stitching Blogs! I might not ever get anything of my own done again!

Love your shawl colors. So Pretty!