It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. I voted for it and then I voted against it. So close and yet so far.
I finished the Lady Eleanor portion of the baby blanket for my nephew Andy. Spread it out on the floor and noticed that the edges were wonky. The fancy fringe action probably takes care of it on the wrap. The blanket is scheduled to be fringe-free. So, I began picking up stitches for a garter stitch border. Man, is that tedious. I got one of the short sides done last night. Three more sides to go.
There was sewing today. I hemmed a few pajama pants for the kids. I cut out a pair of pajama pants for the monkey. Fire-print flannel. And I worked on a quilt-top that I've had going for several years. Actually it's been cut out for quite some time, but I only started sewing the blocks together in March. I inadvertently put the two halves of the quit together upside down from their intended join, but I like how it came out. I found some cotton batt and a piece of pink terry cloth to use for the back. I pieced the terrycloth together to get a piece the right shape. Now I need to figure out how to put it all together. This is the part of the directions that I never read. I hate reading directions. I also don't like getting out the iron, but I think that's going to be an integral part of the next step. OK. I have to go read about how to put together a quilt now.