Monday, October 15, 2007

It was her birthday!!

This is my little sister on her birthday this past weekend. We all went on a adults only camping and ATV riding weekend in the Mark Twain National Forest. We got to celebrate her birthday while there. Check her out, here she is opening her present from me.

Here she is with it opened realizing what it is. If you guessed a rag quilt you are correct!!

And last but not least the shot of her walking thru the woods with it wrapped around her.
I am telling you all these things are so quick and easy to make. This is my second rag quilt and I had it done in approximately 6-7 hours tops!! I even found some spring loaded scissors the week before at Joann's that were 50% off and so much easier to cut these little rags then a regular pair of scissors. I was able to get it all cut while watching Grey's last week and enjoy a glass of wine, then off to the washing machine it went. I did have a little trouble with the washer though, it was a uneven load and kept coming out soaking wet. I finally threw in some towels with it and it was all good. I think she liked it, what do you think?

I am still knitting though, I took the log cabin blanket with me on the car ride to the campground, which was almost 200 miles south, and got another round of color put on it. It is getting bigger with each round of color and it has been fun to experiment with all the colors. I also snuck on over to Branson (it was only 30 miles away) and went to the fabric store down there to buy more flannel. The prices were not to my liking, but I did get some in order to start another quilt. I asked the lady cutting my fabric if there was a good yarn store in the area and she said no. Then the shop owner spoke up and said "that's it, we are going to start selling yarn in this place. Everyday someone asks that same question and I am just going to have to take the plunge and start selling it".

For now, keep on knitting..

2 comments:

sherriknits said...

I love those quilts and had no idea they were so fast to make! I love your heading on your page, too. Those Mason Dixon cloths are neverending fun, aren't they!

H.R.M. Queen of the Universe said...

Where do you find such cool patterns???