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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

more quilt pictures

Sometimes life happens to such an extent that one is required to spend more energy on dealing with it than planned. Consequently these additional pictures of the Bennington Quilt show of 2009 are a little late.

I hope you'll find them no less inspiring.

Of course, there were some vendors there, too. Fabric. It's how it all begins...

Large, or small, primitive, or artistic...I love them all.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

crazy quilt

I went to Bennington VT this past weekend and spent a lovely day with my dear friend Amy. We went to the annual quilt show there. I only took about 85 pictures, hehe...here's a small sampling. I may put up more pictures later.

I'll start with one of our favorite ones. This quilter took the book Goodnight Moon and made it into a picture quilt. We both enjoyed reading that book to our kids when they were small.

The cranes were pieced!

The description on the Poppy Quilt said it usually hangs on a red wall. Stunning.

Exquisite hand stitching on a crazy quilt.

Wouldn't you love to have one of these on your bed?

We really liked the colors and the border on this one, and put our vote in the ballot box for it.

Ok who wants more pictures?

Monday, September 7, 2009

it keeps me going and going!

Interrupting my knitting to tell you that the yardage on that yarn is blowing me away! Saturday I said to myself, 'Oh, I'll just knit to the end of the skein.' It took me a whole 'nother day to to finish it.

I got 10 and one quarter inches of sweater back out of one skein (247 yds!) of Valley Yarns "Northampton", knitting the 44" chest size on that sweater.

Some of my cables need to shape up a little, and I'm working on that. Mostly the right-leaning ones have stitches that are a little too open, or loose, for my taste...I have now gone to cabling without a cable needle, except for the ones what require you to cross 4 over 4 stitches (see the big snake-like cable? That's the one.) I'm hoping the rest will settle in when I block it.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

when the going gets tough...

...the tough go stash diving and start a new project.

"St. Patrick" from the book a fine fleece, in Valley Yarns 'Northampton', color: Forest Green.
Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone.
What's on your needles?