Saturday, February 17, 2007

Not knitting


This one's for you, Maura. I was thinking to myself, "If only I had a place on the Internet I could put pictures of works-in-progress to show other people who live far away without having to e-mail them huge files...."

Anyway. Flying Geese blocks, one after the other, until I realized, by spreading them out on the floor, that I nearly have enough to finish an entire quilt top.

Final layout to be determined, of course. Absent from the picture are the cats, who cannot resist quilts-in-progress. They sit on them, hop on the dining table to sleep on them (bad cats!) and generally can't wait until my back is turned so they can mess with them. J. was up late and watched Spoot pounce on one block, skidding it across the floor with her paws before she turned to pounce on the next. Wee terror.

Off to run errands and go back to the hospital. Dad's doing much better, so I'm very pleased. He did not age into a kindly grandfather type as much as he did a cranky old coot, so I suspect he'll be giving the nurses fits when he's awake enough to start telling them what he wants to do. Which is fine by me.

11 comments:

lola coca-cola said...

absolutely stunning

the fiddlin' fool said...

Hey there! Hope you guys are doing well. Maybe we'll see you one of these days really soon...

Thorny said...

Wow, that is fantastic.

Ooh, that reminds me - there's a Hancock Fabrics near me that's going out of business.....

Angie said...

Glad to hear your dad is doing better. Your quilt is fabulous. Love the cheery colors

Eldronius said...

Oh that is really cool looking. Makes me want to try making a quilt.

Glad to hear your dad is doing better. I wish him the best in a speedy recovery.

meg said...

Quilting is pretty fun - although if you're not careful, it leads to out-of-hand stash. If you're serious about it, there's a good book I used to get started, and I'll send along the title and author.

Lanea said...

Look at you getting all quilty with your bad self. Do you know where the finished quilt will live? That theoretically helps some quilters decide layouts. Of course, I have a basket full of bloxks that I can't manage to put together into a top, so I should probably shut up now.

I'm glad your father is doing better.

maura said...

only 5 to go!

What a fabulously happy quilt top and excellent work on the triangles. i am still plotting (not cutting) my nine patch so your flying geese are great inspiration to get cutting/sewing. Thanks for sharing them with friends who can't stop by and send Mab into hiding...

meg said...

Maura - I think I'm going to make it a bit wider, so it's actually more like 13 more blocks, but that's still not that many. They go together fast.

Grumpy said...

Hi there,

I was admiring your Fiesta feet. I'm struggling with mine at the moment and wondered if I could ask you a question about turning the heel? I'm Sally on sall@weegiftshop.eclipse.co.uk Many thanks

meg said...

I'll let the Fool get back to you re: the Fiesta Feet, as he knitted those ... good luck.