Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An April Finish - Finally!

I make quilts, right? Well, my daughter is learning how to knit and I couldn't just sit and watch her and not do it too, so I knitted up this little bag for her to carry her knitting around in. The handle is crocheted since I was done with knitting by the time I got to that part. I usually knit 1 item a year, although I might try making socks this year (just something I've always wanted to do).
I thought it looked a little plain, so I hand appliqued on these little ladybugs cut from some flannel fabric I had. There's 5 on each side.

Doing the ladybugs got me thinking about another project that needed to be appliqued. I'm sure I'm doing it all wrong, using the wrong thread... but hey I'm doing it. This is part of a pattern my sister created and this is all you get to see for now. She likes to do hand applique and I ALWAYS use my machine so this was a learning experience but fun. Only 6 more trees left on this one. What do you think Sarah?

And yes, today is my 1 year blogiversary (?) and I'm still on the fence about a giveaway. Life is a little crazy here trying to sell our house and find a new place in Idaho, plus all the other normal everyday things. I had an idea last night and we'll see if I get it done. My 100th post is coming up too, so I'm sure I'll have a giveaway.... eventually.

2 comments:

  1. Good work on the tree. Love your bag, Calliope! Can I put in my wishlist for Christmas? One pair of knitted socks! (Just maybe not the first pair you make!)Happy Blogiversary - can't believe it's been a year already!!

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  2. Your daughter is just darling! Good for her learning to knit! :)

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