Friday, February 20, 2015

About a girl

Seems like everything I'm putting my hands on lately has some kind of pink/red color in it.  I just finished my second Haiku shawl (the first one in grey).  It only needed a few rows to complete, about an hours worth of work really, and yet it sat ignored for months.

Here's a smallish quilt in the works that reminds me of the Bonne Maman jam jars.

 I'm also sewing the binding on my goose tracks quilt and waiting for a sunny day to take a decent picture.

More crochet, this time in red, for a shawl requested by my daughter.

And finally, I'm cutting out a baby quilt for my niece who is going to have a girl in April. When my niece was little she wanted to be a Unicorn when she grew up, so her baby shower is all about pink and unicorns.  I immediately ordered some of the Heather Ross "Far, Far Away" fabric line. 
All the women in my family are pretty excited about the new little baby girl.  My Dad came from a family of 7 (!!!) boys, (Bless my grandma. What a zoo that must have been.) He in turn had 3 girls, and we gave him 4 grand daughters. Yep, 7 girls in a row.  We were all starting to think there was a serious boy drought, and years went by with no new little babies. Then I broke the curse and had my son when I was 36 years old.  Better late than never.  Several years later my other niece had two kids, both boys.
It was starting to look like the boys would repeat the 7.
Come April, it's time for some pink.


  1. Love all the red- the shawl, the tulips and that gingham! And pink pretty awesome too!

  2. Love the lacy look of the haiku shawl, and I love anything in a pink shade. Looks like you've got lots of things on the go to keep you busy!

  3. I find it so interesting how certain colors grab us and invite us to play and then next thing we know, it's off to the next color.:) Love your start to the baby quilt. Baby girl quilts are almost always more fun to make than baby boy quilts!

  4. Lots of lovely stuff there! Funny how family groups pan out! My M-I-L was one of six girls, then years later her mum had twin boys!

  5. The shawl is gorgeous. I love that you are all so excited about that baby girl, but I bet you would be just as excited about a baby boy. Babies are just plain fun. Your poor Grandmother with 7 boys, can you imagine the laundry?

  6. I love your blog Lynne and followed with BlogLovin' today. I read back a few posts and the things you choose to make are just like mine (but neater quilting!) So here's to tuning into pieceful. Love Jo x


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