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September 26, 2010

Paper piecing and Baltimore

As I had a busy week at work last week I decided I could give myself a friday off. At first I had a really long sleep and when I got up at 09.00 a.m I remembered I had a little paper piecing kit waiting for me. I bought it last autumn and it was still waiting for me to make it. At first I had a little problem to understand how to do it, but that problem was solved after looking at some instruction video's. So at the end of the morning I had a small top finished, ready for me to quilt! It was fun and easy and perhaps I am going to do this more often.

Friday afternoon I went shopping for some knitting wool. I want to knit a scarf and this is what I came home with.

My plan is to knit this scarf and have it finished by the end of the year. I hope the pattern is not too complicated, because I haven't been knitting in ages! I hope I look as young as the lady wearing this :)

Saturday DH and I went with our two DD's to visit Leer, a small town in the northern part of Germany. It's about an hour drive from where we live so I took the opportunity to stitch on block 6 of Baltimore Bliss. At the time we were home again it was almost finished so in the evening, instead of doing some cross stitching, I finished it.


Gingini said...

Such a nice birdcage in such bold colours, I love it!
And that beautiful yarn, love that too!
Gewoon lekker je haar los laten hangen, met zo'n shawl ben je altijd een stuk! :)

Chrissie said...

wat heb je mooie wol voor de stola uitgekozen.
Heerlijk dat je deze blok van de Baltimore Bliss in de auto hebt kunnen maken.
Hij is prachtig geworden Joke.
Knuffels Chrissie

Astrid said...

Je hebt echt mooie wol hoor !!! Ik weet wel dat het geloof ik op ronbreinaalden moet ?? of in ieder geval een flexiblele lange naald. het lijkt me echt een uitdaging.

Christine said...

The birdcage block is lovely, and so bright and colourful.
I love the wool, your shawl will be beautiful

Nana's Quilts said...

Marvelous!!!!! Your stitching is always lovely and the yarn will make a wonderful scarf. And your quilting - well you are putting some of us to shame. You are fabulous, m'dear. That is so lovely. Really!

Blu said...

Both your blocks look amazing.
That shawl is going to be stunning in that colour!