Sunday, August 30, 2015

It's a rainy day here in Orlando and a perfect day to finish up some sewing projects.  
First is little John Elijah's quilt.  Peyton liked one of those panels you can purchase and add the coordinating fabrics to it to make a quilt.  Sewing Studio had the panel but it was after searching online that I found all the coordinating fabrics to match.  Here's how it turned out.
 The theme of the nursery is woodland animals and this fits in with it really nice.  I loved doing it for the baby but I can tell my machine quilting days are coming to an end.  My back just can't stand it and my hands shaking makes for a hard time sewing a straight line.
 I saw this owl pattern and just fell it love with it.  The pattern called for it to have flowers on it but I decided a bow tie was more fitting for a little boys owl.
And of course at the top of the quilt is the little one's name.  It was fun to do but I'm sure glad it's finished.

I finished knitting my Rose Petal Cowl and I love how it turned out.  It is so soft with the rabbit angora added to the merino wool and it will be a pleasure to wear here in the winter.

I'm slowly stitching away on Olga and hope to have her finished soon.  The local lady who dyes this fabric has been asked to show her fabrics at the nationals in February and she would like stitchers to donate items that have been stitched on her fabrics so she can show examples.  I've decided to let her have as many as she would like to take of mine.  She has a great eye for color and since I love unusual colors for my fabrics, it works out great.
That's all for today.  Sorry for the long post but I'd rather be busy than sitting around like a stump as my Mother use to say.
Tomorrow we find out the results of the biopsy so please keep your fingers crossed.
Blessings to All, Barbara

6 comments:

Vickie said...

What precious, precious gifts you have made the baby! :)
I am praying! ♥

Marilyn said...

What a cute quilt, and the embroidered name is special.
Your cowl turned out pretty too.
Marilyn

Justine said...

Gorgeous quilt, I'm not a quilter and it looks very complicated. You did a great job.
How nice for your finished projects to do some modelling work!
You and your husband are in my prayers x

Robin said...

What a beautiful quilt and owl you made for the baby to be! Your cowl scarf turned out lovely. You have made nice progress on Olga. Would love to know more about the fabric you are using! Thinking of you as you wait on the biopsy results!

Robin in Virginia

Fay and Charlette said...

Great job on the quilt and lovely cowl. I am learning to knit now and hopefully will have a decent wrap to show off in a few weeks. My prayers for you and your hubby that the biopsy comes back negative! Hugs, Christina in Miami

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely quilt. I am guessing that you all like owls as there have been so many on your blog! I just love them too.

I saw the blog post that your hubby got the all clear which is such good news.