I have one finish for the week, but have mainly been making some good progress on the pink socks I had to rip back. Here is the sad state of affairs after I ripped it back to where the first mistake happened (forgot a cable stitch that I had done on the first sock and wanted them to match exactly) and here is where I am back to (well I am actually a bit further on now having turned the heel and started the gussets of the sock…)
January 2009
January 2009

I have also been working on hand quilting a Christmas wholecloth quilt that has been languishing in my UFO pile for ages…maybe that can be a finish for February, there is defiinitely too much left to finish this month! But…maybe I can manage to finish that sock??? Hmmmm…
January 2009

This is my only finish to report lately, but am glad I finally got it done…it certainly isn’t precise and wonderful, but it works: my quirky little patchwork roman blind. I made with civil war repro fabric squares to match the Dear Jane and Apple Core quilts hanging in the hallway… Did I ever show you the quilt shelf I got? I am going to eventually try to make seasonal quilts to put there…maybe I should get a move on a Valentines one!!
January 2009
January 2009

I haven’t talked about this much, but am starting to get excited about it now, Anne Marie is hosting a Quilting Retreat this weekend!! I will be taking a weekend break from my weight loss programme most definitely and enjoy quilting, piecing, knitting, chatting and EATING!  I am also bringing some margaritas and other goodies to add to the party.  I imagine I will be bringing quite a lot of things with me, so will have to take some photos of everything packed into the car, projects, fabrics and goodies to share, a couple of air mattresses and duvets…maybe even a folding table for sewing machines to hang out on! I will bring along my Dear Jane and some other show and tell bits as well…better get packing!!

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