Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Whatever Wednesday

First thing before I forget, and I will, I had several comments and emails asking where I got my bargains last weekend. The local store that is closing out its quilting inventory is Lambikins Hideaway in Hamilton, Ohio. The store carries a wonderful collection of yarns and was going to expand into quilting, but the owner has had life deal her a change of plans, so she is only going to concentrate on yarn. She has some wonderful fabrics and is offering great discounts, and there is a special deal everyday. Check her blog to see what is going on. Now she only has a little of the cross stitch supplies. At one point she thought she'd carry these lines but it didn't fully materialize. The WDW flosses are older colors but I don't care since I often change colors in my pieces and I go with what I like.

Well as per my normal modus operandi, my productive weekend has been followed by a couple of rather nothing days. I've only spent a little time behind my sewing machine,and I've gotten about 1/3 of my son's quilt done. I'd like to finish up the quilting on this real soon. When I'm finished I'll show a picture. It isn't my usual style, but it is my son's choice- all black and white and red with a bit of flame fabric. He likes it and that is all that matters, isn't it?

I did have some noticeable progress on my BBD Mystery Sampler.

I am soooooo glad to have that middle section finished. There was so much stitching in this section and this section is almost 20 stitches wider than the 2 sections that flank it. I think it is quite feasible for this sampler to be done by mid-August at the latest, which would please me no end, so I can start something new!

And I did get another pair of socks knitted!

This pair is for Stephie. We dyed the sock yarn last summer, but Stephie likes dyeing it more than she likes knitting it. They are plain stockinette but I think the yarn striped in a very cool fashion. I do better at finishing when I knit for someone else. In my own stash I have at least 7 or 8 single socks that are longingly waiting for a mate to appear, and they are probably going to be waiting a while longer. Like all my other projects, starting a new pair of socks is just so much more fun than knitting up a mate.

Hope you are having a great week. Thanks for all the nice comments and emails, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave them!

Happy stitching!
carol fun


  1. Love those socks! Your stitching looks great too! :0)

  2. Thanks for knitting my socks! You're the best friend ever:) I have more yarn where that came from when you get bored with yours!

  3. Great socks Carol and your BBD is just gorgeous!
    Hope you got my email. Hugs!

  4. Those socks are so coo! And you're really making great progress on your BBD piece.

  5. BBD is fantastic! I love the blues in it!


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