First - my knitting report - my prayer shawl for Ila is finished AND delivered to her. Thankfully, she was allowed to go home from the hospital on Thursday, I believe. I haven't had a chance to talk to her yet, but I'm hoping to be able to do that Monday maybe. This is the completed shawl:
I ended up having to hem up the bottom edge - even blocking it didn't stop it from wanting to curl and roll up. Sewing up about 1/2" minimized that nicely. I almost forgot to take the pic, so it isn't stretched out properly, but you can see the completed shawl.
Then, my sis and her hubby came to visit this afternoon - they live about a 3-hour drive away, so we don't get to see each other very often, but when we do, it's non-stop chat about all sorts of different things. After they left, I had an hour or so to hit the sewing room - I've walked into the sewing room a few times this past week, but this was the first time I actually got to sit down at the machine. I got the 3 red sections sewn onto each of my 5 rainbow Technicolour Braid strips - and here they are:
The strips are starting to get too long to fit in the picture, so I folded them each up a bit, and then you get an idea of the "rainbow" aspect of them.
I'll be linking both projects up to their respective challenges in a minute, but I wanted to show you a rather big "OOPS". I'm starting a strip quilt using a "Bobbins and Bits" jelly roll, and as I finish a section of whatever I'm sewing, I stitch up 2 sections of jelly roll as a "leader - ender" project. The fabrics are nice and bright, and I can hardly wait to see how the strips are going to look when they're assembled into the quilt. As I was pressing a few of the blocks, I thought that I saw something unusual, so I tried to get a better look. When you design a fabric line, it might be a good idea to have a proofreader if you're going to use quilty sayings on some of the fabrics - can you see what I found in these 2 strips?
I also have about 1/2 yard of the cream fabric, but the spelling is correct on it - interesting, VERY interesting!
I'll have to make more of an effort to get sewing this week - I'm nowhere near finishing my July ALYoF project, and I'm not sure I have enough time left to finish it. Maybe I should get back to that now!