Friday, July 23, 2010


Oh my, I hope I'm not the only one that does this: sews right side to wrong side of fabric instead of right sides together. Seems like I've been doing a lot of seam ripping lately,

but, not to worry: I'm still getting lots of fun blocks for daughter Anna Maria's Rainbow Around the Block project

I thought I had all my stashed half square triangle blocks used only to find that there were more hiding under my scraps. So I guess I've got to come up with some more inventive ideas to use them attractively. That is after I do a few simple children's charity quilts.

Speaking of attractive, I'm sure my grandson is going to look quite handsome in this sweater that I finally completed. I'm hoping it's not too terribly large for him. It's supposed to be one of those "oversized" sweaters, but even though I made it a size 12 (and he'll be 13), I'm sure he'll swim in it until he grows a bit more.

I got the sweetest phone call a couple evenings ago from my almost 8 year old granddaughter in New York. I answered the phone, thinking I would be talking to my son and heard this little voice say, "Thank you for the present; the sweater is gorgeous." A "Nani" can not ask for much better appreciation than that. (Photo of that sweater on my June 4 blog)

So now to get back to the matching (though different color) sweater for her big sister's October birthday.


Jennifer D said...

Oh how I hate it when I sew right side to wrong side!
I loathe my seam niece calls it an unstitcher.

Your blocks are gorgeous and so is your grandson and his new blue sweater. I can't wait to see the next one.

Jan said...

Gorgeous blocks and gorgeous sweater!!! Awesome on all counts :)

Dale in Ms. said...

Love checking your never seem to slow down. Many times have I sewn a right to a wrong..just pull out and start over. Love all the quilt squares and sweaters!!! See where Anna Marie got her talents!!