Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hexie #15

Last week was really busy, and I was gone four out of the five weekdays, either touring the countryside or sewing with friends. By Friday night I was so tired I could hardly get out of my own way. Consequently I didn't get a chance to finish the hexagon block for the week, but it's done now.

Even though I didn't finish the block on time doesn't mean I wasn't thinking about hexagon blocks. I did a little shopping last week too and found a bunch of civil war fabrics that I liked for my quilt. I spent the weekend washing and pressing them, and I can't wait to make up some blocks with the blues and browns. I'm getting a little tired of red and tan right now.
I also found a few more batiks for the Star Crazy blocks, two gorgeous Jinny Beyer border fabrics, a sweet little floral for a couple of pillowcases, and a few other little odds and ends.

My niece and my son's friend are both expecting this summer, and I wanted to make little sweaters for the babies. I have a pair of booties and a bonnet already made up in a butter colored acrylic for the friend but still have to make the sweater.
I also found a couple balls of Cotton Kisses, a cotton blend that makes up into either a cardigan or a pullover. Each ball of yarn is a complete kit with the pattern instructions and little ducky buttons tucked inside the ball of yarn, which I thought was a cute idea. I'll be using this textured yarn for a little button up hoodie for my niece.


Lori said...

Sounds like you had a busy week, but fun!

Judy S. said...

I made that Cotton Kisses pattern for Sophia, and she loved it. There's a photo on my Ravelry page... That yarn washes well too!

Purple Pam said...

Another wonderful hexie finished. Way to go, girl! Looks like you had a good time enhancing your stash, too. Way to go, girl!