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

I am currently hand quilting this little baby for my Doll Quilt Swap partner. I am loving being able to work with a hoop and listen/watch TV while quilting it! Who knew that I’d love hand quilting so much! I am up to 24 blocks now for my big Dear Jane quilt!!

I had hoped to post on Sunday, but here is a photo of my two cuties. We are doing our Sunday tradition of making American pancakes from scratch. The girls love to help me make things and have gotten pretty good at pouring and mixing. Aisling (my youngest!) loves to crack eggs into tiny pieces, I get to fish out the broken shells!!!Making Pancakes with Mom

Our group quilt was hanging up on display with some of our group quilts in a shop window in town…you can see a lot of reflection, but the quilt turned out pretty well!

Brian Boru Quilt

Knitting is on temporary hiatus until our trip on Saturday…I’m sure I’ll work on it a bit over our vacation, and my try to get some fun photos of the sock on vacation in Portugal, lol, as part of a contest for the Socks of Summer knitalong I joined. My Virtual Vacation swap package will have to be gathered in August, it is somehow impossible to find 100 percent wool yarn in Ireland!! I need to source some independent spinners and dyers. The only bainin (Irish wool typically used for Aran sweaters and with lots of lanolin and sheepy smell left in it!) I have found is in the States…wonder if I can contact their source directly! End products are easy to find, yarn isn’t, unless I want acrylic!!

Check out this cool sock yarn that Barbara sent over. It is from Lapland and I think would look great for some aran cable socks I fell in love with on someone’s blog!! Gotta put that on my to do list…it is getting long! Darn all this internet inspiration!Sock Yarn from Barbara!