Saturday, March 19, 2016

Moving right along.....

Garden Chevrons, one of my projects for an upcoming retreat is about 90-95 percent cut out.  I still have to draw out my template for the borders and cut them out and I have to check with my friends to see if I can sponge a couple scraps off of them for  my prints.  I bought a bunch, but I was using a lot of my scraps, too.  Unfortunately, not all my scraps could yield a set of (four  - 8"x 2 1/2" strips AND two - 6 1/2" x 2 1/2: strips that were matching).  I am trying to keep it real scrappy.  I needed 68 sets and I had 68 fabrics, so I thought I was good.   Just didn't realize each of those fabrics weren't big enough to accommodate.  Oh well, what's a few more scraps, right?

Also, I have made a lot of progress on my lace shawl. 

After a couple of starts, rip outs and re-starts, I am well on my way.  I am almost finished with the 5th repeat and there are only 6.  Then after that there are some plain rows before I can bind off.  There is blocking that will need to be done which will be a first for me, so that should be interesting.  

Looks like this is going to be a productive weekend.  

Tomorrow I plan on getting to the long arm.  I have plenty of projects where that is concerned.  

Wish me luck that nothing interferes with my day tomorrow.  


  1. Good Luck with that "No Interference" thing today!
    Anonymous Sharon

  2. I'm going to go searching today for any 30's fabrics I might have.

  3. Hoping there is no disruptions to your long arm plans - the kind of attention needed for that really requires no outside distractions:-). Such a good feeling to have all that prep work/cutting done!!
    Your shawl looks perfect for cool spring days...

  4. Beautiful progress on your Garden Chevrons AND that lovely shawl!



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