I didn’t mean to go AWOL. I’ve actually been meaning to write this blog post for the last week or so. But I’ve been busy with a couple of new test knits. And then I got ill. I caught the damn flu and it feels like I’ve lost the last 3 days completely. I’m still not 100%, actually, I’m closer to 50% at the moment. I am so over it, but it seems that the flu is not ready to leave my body. I am SO glad I had Lucas vaccinated against the flu, despite all the grief the nurse gave us for being such mean parents (yeah, in our nurse views, it is mean to have our child vaccinated against the flu – I’m still considering officially complaining about that one).
Anyway, before going down with super business and super crapiness, I had a weird and at the same time wonderful type of crafty bug. A Finish-itis (I’m putting a dash there, otherwise it looks like I’m being rude!). This is not something I’m used to. I’ve heard that some people come down with it on a regular basis, but until now, I wasn’t one of them.
What is a Finish-itis? Well, simply put, it’s the exact contrary of the Startitis. It’s when one suddenly feels the urge to pull out a lot of WIPs (Works-In-Progress) and finish them all. I know! Strange!
Here is what I’ve made while I was ‘suffering’ from it:
I’ve finished the blue Lily and Will baby quilt top. Love those little pinwheels and this diamond in the centre (that might just be me). It came together easily and relatively quickly. I actually have a recipient for this quilt, so I really need to get it quilted and bound before this baby turns 18.
My sampler is finally sashed! In the quilt along, we were supposed to have 4 more blocks and the sashing was supposed to be having little 2″ squares in the corners of the blocks, but 1) it was big enough for my intended purpose and 2) if I wanted to finish it one day, I had to let go of the extra cutting and sewing. And boy am I glad I did! I love it like this! It gave the whole top quite a bit of breathing space. It was busy enough as it was. I love it now! I need to figure out what I want on the back and get it quilted.
This is the last bit of my sister’s Christmas gift. Yep, a whole month late. To be fair, the fabrics arrived very late, in the last couple of days before we left for France. I just had the time to make 2 of these monsters but the third one had to wait! I say monsters, because the fabric is horrendous: it’s very stiff and slippery at the same time, it also frayed just by looking at it, and it was massive (45 x 200 cms). I turned the hem and used a decorative stitch and it worked out pretty well. So glad to see it go though.
I would be very happy with this case of Finish-itis if it hasn’t been immediately followed by a case of Startitis. Oh well…