Completions Bring Joy

I am feeling pretty joyful. I completed the knitted afghan that I started over forty years go.  This quilt helped me develop confidence in ability to figure out the different patterns. When I started it I only knit the basics; knit then purl making innumerable scarves. I learned in Brownies how to knit from Mrs. Parmalee and then I didn’t have anyone in my life that knit. Ten years later Mrs. Harriet Jones and my Mom became friends and I watched her knit. Because of my interest she gave me scrap yarn, knitting needles and a sampler pattern for afghans. I started this afghan with those supplies and added the black yarn and years of working on these 48 blocks. It is a queen size afghan and was a gift to my brother. Mark received it today in the mail. It was fun putting it in a Space bag and sucking all the air out so I could send it in a small package. Mark's Quilt Completed

I also, completed the basting on the veteran’s quilt and tomorrow will start the quilting process.  This means a search for all the supplies required to put it on the machine. My studio is still in disarray from a water emergency over the summer and a lot of my gear is in a storage facility. So this means a trip over there to search for thread and other equipment. My sewing machines are here in the house just a matter of locating everything that was put in other locations so the floors could be redone;  Fun, fun to be had this upcoming week.Veteran's Quilt Basted

I am almost complete on the DMC Give Thanks cross stitch obtained from the DMC site, http://www.dmc-usa.com/Inspiration/Projects/Cotton-Floss-Cross-Stitching/Give-Thanks-Sampler.aspx but haven’t decided how I want to finish the piece; in a frame or pillow. I will cogitate on that in the next few days. I have to complete the turkey, the right side corn stalks and backstitch the cornstalks. I love the contagiousness of these completions.

Progress on Give Thanks Cross Stitch

Progress on Give Thanks Cross Stitch

To add to all my enjoyment, we had a snowfall in middle Georgia that stayed on the ground, I think we had maybe two inches. Here is a photo after midday of our house.

Snowfall in Middle Georgia!

Snowfall in Middle Georgia!

Until next week, stay warm and safe.

Hope

 

 

 

 

 

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About Sew Hope Needles

I am an avid needlework aficionado that loves to learn various needlework arts such as cross stitch, needlepoint, sewing, knitting and quilting. I enjoy making these projects for family and friends and as community service projects.
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4 Responses to Completions Bring Joy

  1. Megan-Anne says:

    “I completed the knitted afghan that I started over forty years go.” And here I was feeling guilty for projects I haven’t touched in five years. I was considering throwing them out, but now I’m starting to think maybe I’ll keep them around. Maybe I *will* get around to it someday!

  2. I found that I learned a lot from this project. I am now at a time when I can go through my projects and finish those that I learn from. Other projects I am giving away such as sewing projects that will no longer fit.

  3. It was well worth the effort. It looks lovely and the black gives it a stained glass look 🙂

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