In spite of my absence from Blogger posting I have not been idle ... several small projects have kept me sewing, and just today No 2 son told me he had given his knitted hat to a friend who was so taken with it two more are ordered. I hunted through my wool, of which I confess I do have a reasonable supply, and bought a pattern and have casted on. Hopefully two beanies will be in the post by the end of the week.
Recently Jacquelynn Steves offered a free BOM, an offer I took up. Her Sew Sweet Simplicity quilt is now complete. What I especially liked about this BOM was it went for four weeks, the last two of which had two blocks on offer. They were both lovely ... my quilt is a six block quilt! My stash of fabric catered for this BOM ... but the stash barely seems to have diminished!
After a project that takes many hours I like to 'chill out' with something small and quick. I had a more than reasonable amount of plaid fabrics and had long kept in the back of my mind a magazine pattern for a country Christmas table runner. Another for the box!
After viewing a tutorial for a particular block of an easy pineapple I decided to put my new-found skills into another bag and was pleasantly surprised how quickly the pattern came together. And how easy it was!
Now the knitting awaits!