Doll Quilt Swap Sneak Peek, originally uploaded by Cathi O’Neill.

I have been getting things done in the past week, just haven’t stopped to blog them. I work from home doing freelance design, and got busy the last few weeks, and find my nights taken up with that work, rather than my crafting…

My Dear Jane CW Repro collectionI have joined a few swaps and knit-alongs this summer and have started working on a few of them. My doll quilt swap partner likes Civil War reproductions….hmmm…wonder if I have any of those!! I poured out my repro collection on the floor to start cutting out some more squares for my Ocean Waves quilt, and to get a few bits of fabric for to send along for Lucy, who is going through a rough time now, and also  to choose fabrics for my mini DJ doll quilt I will try to hand piece and quilt in the next few weeks… I will use the machine in the end if I need to…but will try to get it done by hand!

G6 - Papa's Star - QuiltingG7 - Indianapolis - QuiltingG8 - Justin's Comet - QuiltingI have gotten three blocks quilted on my big Dear Jane quilt. I will put thumbnails here, but you can click on them if you want to see the quilting. I’m still a beginner, so don’t look too closely.

Name Pillows I’ve also been working on some commissioned name pillowcases for my SIL. I had thought about selling these, but they take a lot longer than is cost effective for a sales item… will continue them for gifts though, from time to time…

First Sock of the Summer??I’ve started on a sock for the Socks of Summer 2007 knitalong. I had tried to do swatch and calculate exact measurements to fit my large calves, lol, and for all the math and extra work I did, they were too big! So… I decided to go for pretty instead. I’m doing a pattern called Pomatomus (say that 3 times fast!) with a gorgeous clamshell pattern. I’ve done one pattern repeat, and really like the way the yarn looks in this pattern! I hope to do a couple of pairs of socks over the summer and learn how to make some that fit properly. This is only my second pair, but it is my first pair using tiny tiny 2.5mm needles!

 I’ve also made myself a little logo for the blog, one I can use for labels of things I might sell or for the swaps, maybe even some notecards… Do you like it? (check the banner!)

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