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Sunday, 1 March 2009

In Like a Lion...

Over the next 2 or 3 days our weather promises snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, rain...then more snow. Optimists see weather such as this as a great opportunity for handwork.
I have been working away at getting the Log Canada quilt ready to send to Houston. The label was sewn on yesterday - computer generated with the information printed neatly on treated fabric.
The hanging sleeve also had to get switched out as mine was 1/4" narrower than the show specifications.
Last night I finished up a pair of socks (for me) which have been on the go since Christmas. Admittedly, I am neither a fast nor a particularly good knitter but I certainly do enjoy both making and wearing fine wool socks. This colour I've had on hand for a couple of years; it's called "Retro Red". No doubt you can tell that my favourite colour combination is red and white. The socks are photographed on a basket whose lid was featured in a column on Seminole patchwork several years back in Quick & Easy Quilting. It makes a great knitting basket.


  1. I love your "Log Canada" quilt. Is it an original pattern? Will it be available? Is it available? I'd love to make a small one for one of my walls.

  2. Hi, Peggi: Thanks! Yes, the quilt is an original and the pattern for it is in the book Canadian Heritage Quilting.

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  4. Oh, Canada. I feel like singing the anthem. The quilt looks so nice. I must look up that book Karen. Nice job on the socks too. Sounds like after this new March 1st snowstorm, you'll need them.