Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wrapping up March

Well, here it is, on the eve of April. I see that as being good and bad. Good...maybe winter is FINALLY over. I am so looking forward to warmer weather. Bad...where does the time go? It seems like it is going faster and faster.

I didn't get as much stitching done this past month as I would have liked. However, I did finished some other projects.

My friend, MamaJoan, had a birthday last week and I knitted her this shrug.



Joan loves shrugs and this is her favorite color. I am very pleased with how it turned out!

And, just today, I finished an afghan that I have been working on.


Yes, this is for myself. I had seen a similar one in the Macy's ad before Christmas and had to have one.


What I am Working On Now...
Last week I started The Victoria Sampler's Heirloom Stitching Sampler. For the most part, I am not using the fibers as charted. I am substituting fibers from my stash.


This piece is quite large. I put this aside for awhile to work on some other things.

I also am working on With My Needle's Mrs. Waddelows Huswife. This is the 3rd time I have started with one. I had a hard time finding a fiber that I was happy with.


I think I finally found a "winner". LOL! This is Creme de Menthe Belle Soie.

Oh yes, another sign of warmer weather to come. Today was opening day of major league baseball. I am watching my 4th game today. Tomorrow our beloved Minnesota Twins make their debut in Toronto.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend.

JillMN

6 comments:

Karen said...

I like the colour for the shrug and afghan. They are both gorgeous!

Victoria Sampler's Heirloom designs are all beautiful. I'm working on the Christmas one now. I like how you were able to swap out the colours on your's. It looks fabulous! And I'm sure it will be a lot of work, but definitely worth it in the end!

Nancy said...

Love the shrug and the afghan! Very pretty color. Your Victoria Samplers stitch is lovely!

Mama Joan said...

I love my shrug and the color. Thanks again.

Karen said...

love the shrug and afghan very pretty! i bet Joan was very happy to receive the shrug (saw her pic). :)
Great progress pics too!

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trillium said...

Love the shrug!