Thursday, November 26, 2020

Another UFO Complete

 Back in the days when life was open and free, my church quilt group agreed to quilt two quilts for an organization building accommodations for homeless veterans.  The tops were already made. We put one quilt onto the frame and were making good progress, when Covid lockdowns began. When it became obvious that it would be a very long time before we could sit around the frame again, I got permission to go into our closed building and rescue the quilt from the frame. It became the travelling quilt, moving between quilters to get it finished. I put the last stitches into it last Friday.

It is a large quilt and is folded in four in this picture. It was picked up by the person in charge of decorating the sanctuary, and on Sunday morning, it made its first completed appearance, during Zoom Church.

This photo is courtesy of the AV volunteer.

However, we had agreed to finish two quilts, so instead of driving ourselves crazy, we are donating one we finished awhile ago, and hung in the church, last January.

Not as long, but wider.

And the other quilt top that we were suppose to finish?

It has been upcycled into three quilts that will be used by the service dogs that are expected to live at the facility. They got a doggy backing in flannel, and were quilted by machine, with no bindings.

Sometimes things work out better than we expect.

A few years ago, a former minister started hanging our quilts in the sanctuary so they could absorb the prayers and hopes of all the people. The congregation loved it. They were thrilled to see a new quilt this week.

Meanwhile, I was asked to make a couple more hand sanitizer pouches, for a friend. I finished them today.

I was asked for one dog and one cat. This is what my scarps produced. I like them. This is the 100 ml size.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Supporting Homeless Kitties

 The Lynhurst Feral Cat Project is holding their annual Christmas Market, starting tomorrow.

The event is on Facebook and new items will be added daily. First one to offer gets the item.

I found a few things to donate.

This Christmas table runner was a UFOvember finish and needs to move into someone else's home.

I had some hand sanitizer pouches that went unclaimed during my fund raiser.

Notice the cat theme.

I also had these fingerless mitts that I knit awhile ago.

They are in baby alpaca and silk and lovely and soft.

My friend, Pat, made a pair of mittens, too.

These mitts are from the book "Saltwater Knits" and are 100% Canadian wool.

I hope they all find their way to new homes.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020


 On the Geeky Bobbin blog, she is running a blog hop on dealing with your UFO's. I have been reading the posts and pulled out a couple of mine, to finish. I have 2 table runners finished, so far.

The first is a Triangle Frenzy pattern, called Swirl. I made the top for this one, just to try the technique. I pulled it out recently, and it is now finished. I am submitting it to be sold by the Lyndhurst Feral Cat Project's Christmas Market. 

I think the fabric was called Holiday Sparkle and it is an unusual colour combination for Christmas. I donated a couple of other things, that I already had finished. as well as some Newfoundland mittens from my friend, Pat. Check out their Facebook page for details of the sale.

Yesterday, I was the responsible adult for my grandson's remote schooling. Although his parents know I am not very grownup, they didn't tell the teachers, so al was well. While he was doing his online class stuff, I was stitching the binding from a UFO that I pulled out a couple of months ago. Amazing what a couple of hours of hand stitching gets done. 

Christmas side.

Everyday side. It is quite long, but not as long as I had intended. However, my calculations were off, so this is all the fabric I had. I'm sending it off as a Christmas gift. 

I should have tidied that table a bit more. It is actually fairly tidy but I needed a lot of space for the runner.