Well, I finally figured out how to put a button on this blog, which is quite an accomplishment if I do say so myself. I didn't realize that you just needed to copy that long code into a "gadget" in your layout area. Odd how simple that was and how long it took me to find it :)
I took my Christmas tree quilt with me to the group I go to and we thought that maybe an alternating border using the red/green/white fabric would work well and then use the striped fabric I had as the binding. Mama Spark taught me what cutting on the bias is, and I tell you I got so excited about it, it was a little ridiculous. I want to get the border done just so I can bind the thing now! But first, that means I have to start the border. I had every intention of doing it, but that cute top still plagues me.
From Thursday to Saturday I went on a work trip to Woodview, Ontario with a co-worker to attend the Ontario AFS (American Fisheries Society) Meeting. This coworker of mine is a knitter and we planned to sit and knit/sew after the meetings ended for the day. I really, really wanted to get the border done while we were here but our time back at the room was split up a lot by meals and talks. Instead I finished the binding on my first project!
It looks pretty good now that it doesn't have strings and needles poking out of it!
Last night I went out to dinner with my parents and my mom brought along this monstrosity:
Apparently my uncle's grandchildren were "getting into the plant" and then gave it to my mom. My mom doesn't have room for it so she thought that I would take it. I didn't realize it was so large until I pulled it out of my trunk and tried to stuff it into my house. Holy cow. What am I going to do with it now?! I was going to try to quarantine it just in case it wanted to bring anything in with it but my quarantine area seems to be a bit small (to the left is our door to the garage and this is our laundry room/entry closet). Before I made dinner tonight I wanted to clean our kitchen sink and I literally crawled underneath this thing to get my supplies! *sigh* Maybe someone somewhere will want it!