Friday, December 26, 2008
Of the many little details that went into making Christmas day a very pleasant day, finishing my Opal socks was one. A pair of sock perfection:
Too bad my photography skills aren't up to letting you see both socks :-( Trust me, the other sock is practically identical, down to the placement of the stripes. (Click photo for a bigger-than-life closeup.) Cozy woolly hugs for me feetsies.
And today is an ABSOLUTELY beautiful day here in Geneva - totally cloudless, essentially haze-free, and of course, sunny. A stiff wind is blowing up little whitecaps on the lake. The sort of day that gets me all pumped up with energy. Bring on 2009!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Just finished this today - will get it and everything else for Dad and Jane boxed up and sent tomorrow or Tuesday. This quilt is for Janie's 60th birthday. As I was making it, for some reason I wanted to call it Red Hot Chili Baby. Maybe Jane would like that name?!
The colors look so washed out here - believe me, it's much more intense in the live fabric. There are a couple of firsts for me with this quilt - free-motion quilting in something other than a stipple (there are lightning bolts on the orange borders, and echo quilting around the animals and hunters on the bottom), and a beaded fringe (!). It measures about 18 x 24".