Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Another finished object, and a KAL spoiler

My wonky log cabin...the main fabric is Lantern Bloom by Laura Gunn

I made this quilt with the Old Red Barn Quilt-a-long group - I think I owe this group for singlehandedly getting me back into quilting full board. It started with a simple rail fence QAL, and now I have put this third largish project to bed. It is a lapsized quilt for my dear knitting penpal, Christine, it is her birthday TODAY! She is cbknits80 at Ravelry - so wish her a happy day if you have a sec. I chose a teal shot cotton for the sashing because she loves that color, and it just seemed to be made to complement the Laura Gunn collection. My sewing machine went a little wonky - apparently the name of the pattern should have been telling - when I was quilting, so I had to get my book out and do tension 101 homework - and now, I think my machine probably deserves a trip to the spa. It sat unloved for so long, and now she must be feeling so used.:)

I just got in from vacation yesterday - my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary in Fort Myers, Florida - with an overnight up to Disney. We went to the not-so-scary Halloween party at the Magic Kingdom. We went with our kids last year - and at first we were so forlorn, missing our kids. But then we quickly reminded ourselves that this was our first vacation alone in 10 years! We were like kids ourselves trick-or-treating every chance we could. The whole attitude at Disney is so darned contagious - I wholly recommend it - with, or without children!

I am so excited at the Hall of Presidents attraction - I'ma total nerd history whore, er buff...

While we were MIA, I worked on my Mystery KAL sock - by Kirsten Kapur over at Through the Loops. I have almost two cuffs done - I knit on the plane and on the beach - what a delight. I can't wait for clue #3...and if I can keep up, there is even a chance I could keep second sock syndrome at bay! I know, omg.

Mystery KAL in Yarntini Honeytini SW Merino

Now, the bad news - I have to go back to work tomorrow *sigh*...but the good news is I have a job and it helps to buy yarn... I am so trying to keep glass half full. :)


Blogger Victoria said...

Seriously, that Honeytini is SO gorgeous. The Mysetery Sock looks great in that color.

8:06 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

You're so good to me. One of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received!!

8:53 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Yay for fun vacations!!! And I just love your quilt (lucky Christine!) and the mystery sock! At least it'll be a short week at work, right?

9:08 PM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Don't you look cute! Love your new hair doo:)

Socks are looking great too--you always pick the best colors!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

What a lovely quilt!
Congratulations on your 15th anniversary. :) and wow - the sock is gorgeous!

11:31 PM  
Blogger Trisha said...

What a nice gift for your friend! Great colors in the quilt.

Shoot, I looked at your sock! I am not quite there yet, but it is gorgeous and does make me excited to finish the leg of both socks.

Glad you had such a great vacation with your husband. Hopefully you guys will get away again before another 10 years goes by.

1:25 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
The quilt is gorgeous! the teal sashing really looks great!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

That quilt is beautiful! Christine is so lucky! I'm glad you guys had a good vacation. You totally deserved it after 10 years! And I like the blonde :)

11:41 AM  
Blogger amandajean said...

happy anniversary to you and your hubby! how fun to celebrate at Disney. (could you email me with your email address sometime please?)

oh, and a big hurray for you getting back into quilting full board! yipee!!!!!!!!!!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

That is a great looking quilt!! I'm liking your Honeytini colorway too.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Petra said...

VERY nice quilt!
Love your avatar! So who do you have behind bars? ;-))

1:47 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Happy belated anniversary!! Sounds like a wonderful vacation!

2:35 PM  

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