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Been Ages…Back To Posting

December 24, 2010

Been hard at work on a Christmas present for Cheryl…

Entrelac Scarf

Should be done by tomorrow…PLEASE!  Procrastination really does come back to nip you in the butt if you aren’t careful!  I’ll post pictures as soon as all the projects are done!

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December 20, 2009

Well, thanks to all the snow that we got here in Northern Virginia, I was able to get some work done on my mom’s Christmas presents.  The snow here is at a level I haven’t seen since I was in elementary school back in ’96!  Here’s just a couple views of our street and our house after about 3 hours of shoveling snow.

Our Street

Our House

Because of all this insane amount of snow that we had — accumulated in only one day — I was able to get to start my mom’s other Christmas present while the one that I started originially had to sit because she would know what it was when she saw it.  I’m making her the MancalaMia from knitty [here].  I’ve gotten the base of it done as well as one of the large bowls.  Here’s the progress so far.

MancalaMia

On top of that, I have been working on a great cross stitch for her as well.  For those of you unaware, my mom is a huge quilter.  I found in one of my cross stitch books a pattern for a “quilt block of the month” cross stitch sampler.  I began by completing each block, but quickly realized that the best way would be to get all the colors except white and the outlines and I have gotten much more done, although I still have more than half of it left.  It really does look great!

Sampler Close-Up

Sampler

 

I have been working furiously because we’re leaving for Pittsburgh on Tuesday and I won’t be able to work on her presents if we’re together for it all, so I really only have about 36 hours to get these two done.  Hopefully I can get to it all before then.  At least it will give me the car ride there and the car ride back to finish everyone else’s presents.  I hope everyone enjoys the snow around here and, from what I hear, up and down the east coast.