Saturday, January 23, 2016

Progress

Now, what am I going to do today?? 

There are a lot of choices. Wherever I walk in my house I see things that have to be done and things that I would like to do. It's Sunday, so that's a good excuse to do something I like to do! Keep the chores for weekdays. 

On the design wall in one of the bedrooms I see some of the houses from the QAL from last year. The time has come to make a quilt with these blocks.

 
 When the QAL started I had no idea what do with a house quilt. I was thinking more of breaking them up and make wall hangings. But... something very nice happened. My eldest daughter got pregnant. As I was fixated on the wall hangings I could see one of them in a child's room. Till it hit me yesterday that a house quilt would also be very nice for a grandchild's bed.
Well, I have lots of time to start and finish this project.

In my enthusiasm I immediately started knitting a cotton baby blanket. Because I was watching movies while knitting, I made mistakes and had to unpick the whole 15 cm. So yesterday I started again and managed to knit to border.


As I am very excited about the FAL I'm participating in I did a lot of work on this quilt. I had to stop because the thread I am quilting with finished and the shop, which usually has all the colours, had a big variety, except "my" colour! Now I have to wait a week, till the thread comes. 

 

 I had kind of planned to work on the above this weekend, so now I have to look into my other unfinished projects. There is a pullover I am knitting for three years now!!!! I could leave the baby blanket (time enough till summer) and finish my my pullover. It would be nice to be able to wear it in this cold weather we are having at the moment.  I still have to finish a bag I am making for my daughter in America, but, because she will be coming over with Easter (1st of May) it's also not a very urgent project. 
With all these non-urgent choices I am lost!! May I continue the pullover. I know I will be thrilled when I can finally wear it. 

16 comments:

Γεωργία(keywoman.blogspot.gr) said...

It will be a fantastic house quilt!!!

lien said...

Zoveel keuzes....allemaal leuke projecten om aan te werken! Veel plezier en fijne zondag!

Hilary Anastasiadis said...

Oh dear, how to decide what to do next, always my problem, then it is usually too late for any project.
My advice is to do what you can do in the warmest part of the house
The house blocks are great and all so different

Quilting Moesje said...

Gefeliciteerd hoor!
Wat een mooie en leuke huis blokken :0)) dat kan zeker een prachtige lieve kleinkind quiltbedsprei worden ! En breien hoort er ook bij :0))
Genietze !

Janneke said...

Zo leuk om een kleinkind te krijgen....en ja, dan gaan we breien.
Maar de huis blokken quilt is ook erg leuk en nu weet je wat je er mee kunt doen, een bedsprei voor het kleintje.
Weet je, het is gewoon een luxe om uit zoveel creatieve projecten te kunnen kiezen, maar soms wel moeilijk.......haha.
Groetjes, Janneke

Guusje, said...

Wat een geweldig nieuws gefeliciteerd. De blokken zijn mooi om een quilt van te maken en wat leuk om een babysprei te gaan breien.

Gerry said...

Gefeliciteerd, Ada, dat je oma wordt! Geweldig!
En dat huisjesquilt zal prachtig staan in de babykamer.
Verdrink maar niet in al de keuzes die je op dit moment kunt maken!
Veel succes!

Liefs, Gerry

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ada,
Congrats on the new baby that's on its way!
Well, I would definitely go for the sweater right now. And watch out for not trying to do multi tasking. Watching a movie takes our mind off from knitting any patterns that call for full attention and focus.
Good luck. We all have to tackle chores like that. For me it is cleaning the house further, making the Tira-mi-su today and tomorrow cooking a dinner for 12-14 people that come to our home. After that I too can start completing things.
Hugs,
Mariette

Cisca Heiden van der said...

Van harte gefeliciteerd met het aanstaande kleinkind! Wat leuk, dat je die blokken al had, dat zal een super quilt worden in de babykamer!
Als ik jou was maakte ik lekker die pullover af, de rest komt wel.
Liefs, Cisca

Anonymous said...

What a great idea to make a house quilt for the baby.You will certainly enjoy assembling this.And your new quilt is awesome, to can't wait to see it finished.

Μ ΧΑΤΖΗΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗ said...

You can always start something new waiting for the thread to come.

chromatobalomata said...

Hello Ada, Your news about the baby are lovely and I can imagine you to be busy with all knittings and quiltings! The cotton baby blanket is going to be beautiful and your quilt top is awesome! I hope you will get the threads soon to be able to finish it! Have a nice week! The weather seems to be lovely today! Anneli

Marie-Anne said...

Lovely news, Ada!!! Will it be your first grand child?
I am sure you will find your way between all unfinished projects and you will have then all ready on time!!!

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