The second Strips and Strings Log Cabin pieced by Marsha is done!
Yes, it’s finally a completed top. I woke up this morning with 4 items still on my to do list for February and while I’ll have a couple days at home at the end of the month, I wanted to complete everything on the list before the next trip so I can start a new quilt when I get back.
So, putting the borders on this one was the first item to be checked off.
Item two is to load and quilt a top for Mom and I’ll get that started this afternoon.
Item three is the last HeartStrings binding and that’s in progress
Item four is finishing the purple Fisherman’s Knit scarf and its long enough right now but I like extra long scarves so I just have to finish up the rest of the yarn on this this ball and it will be done.
This is the first of two flannel Strips and Strings Log Cabin quilts pieced by Marsha and sent to me to finish. It’s been quilted for a couple months but I just finished the binding tonight … Already in progress is the binding on her 2nd one in blues.
This one pieced by Tish and designated as a HeartStrings QOV.
I spent the morning making and attaching binding on #3 & 4 and they’re now ready for hand stitching but before I start … A walk downtown in the snow!
I’ve got a bin full of them and a scrappy binding of leftovers is the perfect choice for this Strips and Strings Log Cabin made from my string bins.
I used to post the books I’m reading when I first started blogging but got out of the habit. Now I noticed that JudyL is posting her reading material so I thought I’d join in although I’m usually too lazy to link.
I’m in the middle of 4 books right.
An audio book I listen to while knitting – I prefer to listen to biography or history
Two books on the Kindle
With Malice toward None – the Life of Abraham Lincoln
And a new craft book arrived from Amazon today although many of the projects look too complicated for me. Not that I couldn’t figure them out but I like simple knits!
So what are you reading?
Downstairs to get the quilts, upstairs for the ruler and mat, and crawling around on the floor trimming 4 quilts and now I need a break before I start making and attaching bindings!
Is it any wonder I never get ahead of the scraps and strings??
I’ll knit a bit now before heading back upstairs!
I’ve been home for two days and just realized that we never turned the thermostat back up. Normally we leave it on 65 in the winter and those 5 degrees make a difference!
I couldn’t wait to get back to work on this scarf. Love the pattern and I have to say learning to read a chart is proving well worth the effort and even though this is a simple one, easier with the chart than without.
January’s goals were completed and a few extras too.
Quilt 2 HS
Tie 2 HS Tied and bound 4
Bind 2 HS
Assemble 2 two tops
Quilt and bind one UFO Tumbler quilt
▪Finished knitting the blue striped socks
▪Knit two hats
▪Bind 3 HeartStrings quilts
▪Quilt and bind one UFO
▪Quilt Mom’s Fan’s
▪Finish knitting Purple Fisherman’s Rib Scarf
▪Finish assembling Courthouse Steps top
Ill be traveling half the month so any extra time will be spent knitting or starting a new quilt!
Not a first this time … It was our second time cross country skiing and I liked it just as much. I really need to do more of it at home but it’s not Keith’s favorite although he looks like he’s enjoying himself here.
Yesterday we went snowshoeing.
More beautiful scenery.
The altitude made the climbing a challenge and a rest midway through the 2 hour tour was appreciated!