Fruitless or Fruitful?

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Readers of my most recent post may have wondered if my last few weeks have been fruitless, craftwise. I am happy to say not completely. There has been a large smattering of thinking about doing stuff. There have been some unsuccessful moments. There hasn’t been much completion but however, there has been some tinkering.

I first mentioned this quilting project in summer 2018. Since then it has hardly been touched, till last week. So a little accurate cutting out, a little dismay at previous patches, some stitching together, a day or so with a dining room floor covered with design plans. I am a little further along. It has grown. It has far to go. However, there IS progress. When it ‘grows up’ it will be a quilt for a single sized bed.

There has also been a little knitting, a Christmas gift, a shawl for MIL. I actually enjoyed making this, and it is finished, the threads have been tidied up. An aran weight cotton mix yarn with sequins. Sadly, the photo doesn’t show it off as well as in reality.

There is also WIPs on other knitting pins to be shown another time. I hope others are out their crafting too.

12 thoughts on “Fruitless or Fruitful?

    ReginaMary said:
    October 21, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    I love the colors in that quilt.
    I zoomed in on the shawl and spied the sequins. It is so hard getting accurate photos.
    Everything looks beautiful.

      tinaor responded:
      October 21, 2020 at 6:17 pm

      Thank you.

    Kellie said:
    October 21, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    They look great, I love the quilt, the colour combos are beautiful πŸ‘Œ I think definitely fruitful too πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

      tinaor responded:
      October 22, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you. I like to think fruitful too.

    quiteayarnblog said:
    October 23, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Your quilt is lovely, and that is a great shawl! What a nice gift – lucky MIL! It is really hard getting good photos of sparkly things, but I do see the sequins.

      tinaor responded:
      October 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you. I shall have to tell my MIL it’s a ‘wrap’ rather than a ‘shawl’ as I think she might think a ‘shawl’ is for elderly ladies – and she ‘isn’t one’ (she says) – she’s 85 ……

        quiteayarnblog said:
        October 23, 2020 at 7:26 pm

        LOL! Then wrap it is πŸ™‚

    handmadeknits said:
    October 23, 2020 at 7:07 am

    They both look fabulous. I can see why the quilt has been a cut and come again… Lots of hard work

      tinaor responded:
      October 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you. It was kind of hard work but it will be worth it hopefully. The last time I put the project aside I thought I’d never have enough fabric to finish the front – however, checking this time I definitely will !

    Olivia said:
    October 26, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    The yarn is lovely on the shawl, I’m sure she will love it.

      tinaor responded:
      October 29, 2020 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you Olivia. I hope so much that my MIL likes it too. I was visiting her the other day and she was folding the blanket I gave to her last Christmas, telling me (again) how useful it is. For the first time ever I think I’d gifted her something she actually liked!

    tierneycreates said:
    December 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Congratulations on making progress on the quilt from 2018 and the shawl looks great so far!

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