Thursday, April 29, 2010


Hooray, the June birthday sweater is finished. I'm quite happy with it.

I put aside my Irish Chain block exchange blocks (see April 19 posting) for just a bit to play with my embroidery machine.
As part of our block exchange, we are each sending a 2 inch block with our "signature" so the recipient can make one block with all the signatures (instead of having the siggies distracting throughout the quilt). It had been a long time since I had played with the embroidery settings on my machine, but after many tries to get the tension just right and after MANY mistakes (on my part) I finally finished. And the size works out just right. WHEW !

Now that the siggies are finished and the above sweater is finished blocking on my cutting table, I can get back to the block sewing.

And, if my grandson likes this sweater and yarn, this will be my next birthday sweater project.

Hey, that birthday (and his cousin's) aren't until August. I've got plenty of time to play hookie in the wonderful East Tennessee sun. And that's where I'm headed--right now!


Elayne said...

The sweater is beautiful.

Jan said...

I love the "June Birthday Sweater" Mary Lynn! The "siggies" turned out great too :) Hope this finds you having a "feel good" day my dear :)