Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Quilt

Well, I have finally completed Maari's baby quilt. The plan was to have it done before she was born, but oh well. The pattern is from Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones. Instead of machine quilting it I just used large embroidery stitches, mainly because when I was big and pregnant it was much easier to sit on the couch than hunched over at the sewing machine. The floral fabric was a wonderful old tablecloth given to me by my aunt.

It works wonderfully as a floor quilt, nice and plush. Now, I just need to finish that quilt I started when I was pregnant with Connor - seven years ago! I am almost there.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Here it is, my first knitting project for Maari - COMPLETED! Well, technically I made her a sweater, but it did not turn out quite as planned. I am much more pleased with these booties, so I will count them as number one.

The pattern is from Easy Baby Knits. They actually stay on pretty well, which is more than I can say for most of her socks. I think Maari has thin feet, not taking after her mother on that trait. And, when they do slip off the strap keeps them attached to her ankle. So, the first knitting project was a success!