Sunday, November 4, 2018

Monday Meanderings and November OMG

Here we are almost at the end of the year -- from now on it is a mad race to the end of 2018. Have you shopped for the December holidays? Not me.  Or maybe you're planning on making some things.  I've been working on a small sweater.  You can see the beginning here.  Notice it is for a cardigan, well, it was a cardigan.  I was having problems with it so eventually I ripped out everything and started it over as a pullover.  Here's where I'm at now.

It's knit from the neck down so it may not actually look like a sweater yet.  But as I was getting the last few rows before the separation for the sleeves done I realized the pattern isn't accurate.  The number of stitches needed after following the increase instructions is not correct.  It's off by 8 stitches.  Ugh.  I guess I'll need to add those 8 stitches so that the rest of the instructions come out correctly  It's a really old pattern that has sizes from 9 month to 50.  I've used it before and it does come out nicely.  Hopefully I can knit fast enough to get it done by Christmas. Thank goodness it is only a size 3! 

Here's what else I've been working on this past week: 
This is my friend Beth's king size quilt.  We've been getting together weekly sewing and chatting for a year or so.  She's finished the piecing and we've started quilting it. 

Now it's time to set my November One Monthly Goal.  I've decided I'm going to try to get my heron wall hanging to the top stage.  If I get it quilted and bound that will be a great bonus.  The background is together and the heron is fused down.  The only part that is stitched down is the weeds and puddles. Below is a close up of them.  I'm using Sulky's Invisible thread. 
Notice that thread handing down... I'm tying off each start and stop -- not my favorite thing to do but I've learned if you don't tie the threads off they do come loose.  Ugh.  So I will be stitching around all the pieces of the heron. Then I plan to find a batik to border it.  So, should I use a pieced border or just one fabric as the border.  I do know that I have to audition the fabric to make sure it will work with the picture.  If you have some ideas please share them with me. 

Now back to our day on Prince Edward Island.  Here's what we saw as we left for the day.  Yep two lobster claws but where was the lobster? 

I realized we'd walk by the lobster at the beginning of the day but I hadn't even noticed it.  The top of our ship is in the background.  I suspect by now the claws have been joined with the rest of the body. 

I also snapped this picture for Nancy at Wyoming Breezes.  I guess these tiny libraries are international.  She's shared quite a few Tiny Libraries as have I. 

We enjoyed our day on PEI but it was time to move on to Sydney, Halifax.  I'll share those pics on my next post. 

I'll be linking up with my regular linky parties Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, Moving It Forward and Elm Creek Quilts for the OMG for November. Again, I'll link up the blogs that aren't available now. (hopefully!) Well what do you know I remembered fairly early on Monday morning to link the last two. Whoop! Whoop! 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. Beautiful quilt top! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly goal and good luck with your project.

  2. Beth's quilt is going to be gorgeous. The lobster made me smile :-) Hope you have a fun time in Halifax and good luck with the heron.

  3. The sweater is progressing nicely. I think I have that pattern somewhere, but I haven't knit it. Yes, the heron wall hanging would look nice with a pieced border. Thanks for sharing the photo of the cute Little Library: yes, it is an international project.

  4. Little Free Libraries are a thing. Here's the (inter)national website: There are several in our community. The unfortunate aspect is that people seem to leave more books than they take.

  5. It's a lovely sweater you are making. I like the quilting motif on Beth's quilt. The heron wall hanging looks wonderful already. Love photos of tiny libraries!!


  6. Oh, such lovely projects. Looking forward to seeing your Heron.

  7. Some lovely projects happening at your place.


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