Monday, February 11, 2019

Good Fortune Quilt - Final Link-up, Plus Sock Knitting, Prom, and Wildlife

Today over at Quiltville, there is one last gathering of the Good Fortune quilts made since Thanksgiving of 2018.  Mine is a top, not quilted yet, but I am very happy with it:

 I was dubious at first when I was putting it together about my choice of colors, but I ended up loving it. I have seen so many different combinations and I like them all.
I'm afraid I am still not making progress on machine quilting anything. My Celtic Solstice is still on the frame and I am distracted by other projects.

Primarily, I have been knitting socks. There is a really fun knit-along hosted by Paper Daisy Creations on Ravelry, Lots of Socks -- in support of Down syndrome awareness. The fifteen sponsoring designers are offering great discounts through Friday on selected patterns, and donating profits to Down Syndrome International. Lots of fabulous prizes are being offered as well. The knitting goes on until March 21, which is World Down syndrome day. So far I have bought several patterns, cast on 4 socks, and finished one:

Emma had a great experience at the Night to Shine prom last Friday:
 I couldn't believe it, but there was an entire tent full of formal wear that had been donated, and this dress was free to us! All it needed was shortening the spaghetti straps.
It's just about the perfect dress for her!

We have had a little snow in recent weeks; the wildlife remains undeterred.
 I love this hummingbird feeder that I bought at the county fair last August. There are two regular customers but they don't get along with each other at all.
 I don't love the raccoons, but the tracks are kind of cute.
Smudge is not in this picture, but the Other Cat comes by regularly to eat whatever he leaves. Muffball, as an inside-only cat, is powerless to chase him away, but she sure tries. After watching the Tigers of Scotland documentary on Netflix, I've come to think of him as a Scottish wildcat.


Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on your lovely mystery quilt! Mine is still in pieces!

Vireya said...

I like the way your colours worked in the final quilt. It has quite a different feel to Bonnie's, but it is beautiful!

Emma looks lovely in her prom dress.