Sunday, July 23, 2006

Sweater, Stars, and a Sad Story

Hey folks! I had some crafty stuff that I wanted to share with you, but the second item sort of brings up a subject that some of you may be unfamiliar with, so I feel like I need to bring it out in the open... so brace yourselves. But first, my Knitting Prowess! I have finished my very first knit sweater ever! (Yes, it is a baby sweater, I'm not crazy after all!) The pattern is from, and yes I was lost a few times, but (with some help from AK) I sort of winged (wung?) it and it came out just fine!

And here it is on the miniature Runway Model...

Fits perfectly! Right, right? Hmm, did someone say something about a gauge swatch? Thank heavens its about a million degrees out and he won't need it for a bit...

The second crafty project is a quilt. With a story.

I started this quilt about 10 years ago for my first baby. I didn't get around to finishing it and then my grandmother went into the hospital. I used one of the squares to make a pillow for her. She then passed away just after Thanksgiving. Then my son passed away right around Christmas, a month before his third birthday. I pretty much lost my marbles for a year and packed the whole thing up and didn't look at it again. Earlier this year I showed the squares to a friend here (Mrs. Crazy Talent) and she just couldn't stand the idea of it sitting around unfinished. So we had a few get-togethers where she ascertained exactly how I had imagined this thing to look and then disappeared into a sewing frenzy. The end result is so beautiful. I don't know how to thank her.


Anonymous said...

I am verklempt right now....the quilt is beautiful...Mom and Rollins are both happy that you finished something so beautiful and meaningful...Love, Dad

Kathleen said...

mrs. crazy talent rocks.
there is a lot of love going on there in yer neck of the woods, cousin.
my heart is full for you.

love, love, love and more love
to you and your big, opened heart.

GiGi said...

I know about Rollins (and saw his beautiful smile) from your other site. Rhiannon shares his birthday, January 19 - the most special day I know...It's a wonderful quilt.

Anonymous said...

As the daughter of a quilter I appreciate the beauty of this precious project. Time is irelavent completion has been achieved!! A gorgeuous gift from you to your handsome little man.

Nice Cardi...

Karelypants said...

I am so proud of you that you finally finished the quilt. Strong move!
Love you,

Jenny said...

What beautiful work.

You're a stronger woman than i am.

PS. You kiddo is soooo adorable it makes me ache.