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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

More Little Projects

 I can't seem to find the motivation to begin a big quilt,
so the little things are keeping me busy.

My sister gave me some fingerling weight yarn that is 100% wool,
so I couldn't use it for socks.
Instead I made a little sweater for my granddaughter
who is coming soon!

Is it just me or has the button selection at Joann's really gone down hill?
I would not have chosen these buttons for a newborn sweater,
but beggars can't be choosers!

One of my traditions now, it seems,
is to make pillows from dishtowels.
I look for fun towels to use
and these go together in no time.

Last week I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law in
California to help with some last minute things before the baby comes
and took these to them.
I bought the pillow forms once I was out there and stuffed them.

The fun thing is my SIL is a C5 pilot for the Air Force.
Last year my daughter found this fabric on line with C5's on it.
It's kind of blah, but made cute pillow backings!

I also made him some masks out of the remaining fabric.
He was quite excited about those!

Hopefully soon I will have a quilt going in my hidey hole.
Until then, the little things will keep me busy.

Happy Creating!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is a cute little sweater!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a clever idea from the tea towels. I am inspired. The sweater is beyond precious. There used to be a wonderful quilting/knitting store in town that had the most fabulous selection of buttons and the like (ribbons and trims, too). But, alas, like most small shops and businesses they've gone the way of the dinosaur to make way space for the big chains. sigh.

straythreads said...

That sweater is darling and so are your pillows. I agree the selection of buttons is not what it used to be

Vicki in MN said...

Using towels for pillows is a great idea and so quick when we need a gift. Thanks for the idea. Your GD will be adorable in that sweater!

Needled Mom said...

That wee sweater is adorable. Yes, button selection at Joanns is dreadful. ETSY has some really beautiful ones. Cute idea to use the dish towels. They make such fun ones these days.