This has been a pretty productive month for me! My guild has a UFO Challenge going on this year. We signed up to finish 6 of our UFOs - one every two months. We numbered our six, and then every other month they choose a number at random & that's the one we're supposed to finish. These were mine:
My friend Brad brought these 2 tea towels home from the U.K. and asked if I could make him a pillow with them...about 2 years ago! My original plan was to sew them together & make one pillow, but they weren't the same size. So I set them aside...and they were lost for a while...then found & lost & found again! Then, instead of just adding borders onto the smaller one, I decided to go ahead and make 2 pillow covers out of them. They ended up being almost king-sized bed pillows. The top one I made the insert for it & it took my whole bag of fluffy stuffing. For the other one, I took pity on myself & bought a nice, plump, queen-size bed pillow.
Next is this cunning hat I made for my pal Bill's significant birthday. I couldn't find a pattern that I liked, so I just made it up as I went along. Unlike the actual Cunning/Jayne hat, no stripes on this one, but I did use 2 yarns at once so it will be nice & toasty for him to wear in the desert while camping & using his new metal detector.
It looks beige to me on my laptop, but it's actually blue & blue-gray yarns.
You might remember last month, I started a small quilt for Rilo the blanket hog, and then thought I might crochet a bed for her too. Well, I did it! When I get the binding on the quilt, I'll send this up along with it. At first I was going to make something along the lines of a miniature dog or cat bed, with a dip in the front. But then I googled to find out what size a hedgehog might like & discovered that they like to have a "hiding spot". And, voila!
I hope Rilo likes it!
I also made a few more happy bowls, but these have lids. They keep changing as I go along.
This one is fairly small - maybe 2 1/2" X 4".
Then I tried a new technique for starting the sides & I think I like it better. They seem to sit a bit flatter.
So that's what I've been up to.
Oh! I did get a new-to-me painting!
This was painted by my sister, probably in the early 1960s.
My cousins found it while cleaning their late SIL's house & thought I would like to have it.
They were right!
And Barbara at Cat Patches & I both thought that this would make a fun quilt too - so this is a possible future NewFO!!!
Check out more great NewFOs at Cat Patches!