I’m just in under the wire on this one, I think. It’s still Wednesday. Just. In my part of the world anyway.
Today has been so busy at work that this is the first chance I’ve had to pop in and post, then I have to pop out again to take my new toy home.
Oh yes, my new toy. Do you want to see? You know you want to.
And for everyone out there going ‘huh’?, this is (to quote the eBay seller) an antique wool winder. Oh yes. Bring it on. *ahem* Basically the arm at the back swings out and is the swift for your yarn, which you wind using the big and little wheels at the front. Simples! Or at least it will be once I repair it and get it working. It was a real bargain, and I can’t wait to restore it.
So that’s a pending WIP, but my real WsIP this week are of the more fabricy variety.
First there’s this:
Yes, that unprepossessing pile of scraps is going to be a magnificent Billboard Quilt for the QAL at Oh Fransson. It’s going to be awesome! Assuming I can get the homework done, that is.
And finally, for those who wished me luck getting the quilt done in time, I give you:
A quilt top! I have to say, I was actually surprised when everyone seemed to think I hadn’t left myself much time. I’m very much a last-minute kind of person, so 3 weeks seems like aaaaaaaaages to me 🙂 Of course, I’m normally tying off threads and sewing on buttons the night before, but still. It works for me!
So that’s the top all sewn together – admittedly it was fairly simple – and once the batting arrives at the weekend, I’ll be ready to quilt it. It’s about 61″x43″, and I’m going shopping for backing fabric and quilting thread tomorrow. Can’t wait to get going!
To see what everyone else is up to this week, head over to Tami’s by clicking the picture below.