Thursday, February 23, 2012

Catching Up ~

Whenever we leave for a while, there's always lots of catching up to do. I did manage to finish a prayer shawl for a friend who's having a rough time with her health. This pattern is one of my favorites and is done in Homespun yarn which can always be counted on to be soft and cuddly. (details on ravelry)

Way back in December, our quilting group decided on a challenge to use the balloon fabric in a strip 48 1/2" long. True to my procrastinating streak, I waited until the day before it was due to finish it. Thankfully, I'd prepared all the parts and only had to sew it up in my bleary, jet-lagged state. It was fun to see all the different strips last Friday and how well they blended together!

Now, I'm off to work on my Sunbonnet Sue block, speaking of catching up!
And then of course, there was lots of catching up to do with Max. He changes daily, I think. What a sweet little guy!


hakucho said...

Awe, Max is so cute. He's getting big! They do grow too fast....

Love your shawl. I'm sure it will bring great comfort to your friend :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful shawl, Judy! And good grief, how Max has grown! Aren't these little ones so precious.♥

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, that Max is a doll!! They just fill your heart with joy, don't they? Your prayer shawl is lovely. I know your friend appreciates it. blessings ~ tanna

Linda said...

Max is getting so big! He's a cutey! The prayer shawl is very pretty! How's the weather up your way? It's been really warm here this week.

Linda said...

Love the photo of Max! He has a knowing look .....definitely a thinker:-)
I've been admiring all your wonderful holiday photos Judy; what a time you many family and friends.
That black-crowned heron looks like a thinker too....I can see what you mean about Sherlock!!

Anonymous said...

Max doesn't look like a newborn anymore ---- what a sweet, sweet baby!

He must be rooting on his Grandma with that little fist in the air. QUILT, Grandma, QUILT!!!

Lapplisor said...

Dear Judy
Max is the star - and you show here a very beautiful picture of him.
I can get him to "smell" ... Babies always smell so special :-)
Your scarf is successful ... it is just for you?
Take care

Susan Elliott said...

Love Max! And I just read through all your posts about your travels and Florida....Love all the bird photos and the lichen!! But the one of the kids in the Chicago airport is a riot...Nothing like a flyby grandkid sighting!!

Becca said...

Hi Judy! Wow, Max is really growing isn't he? Love your prayer shawl, that yarn looks so soft!

Cat said...

Max is adorable!
Love your prayer shawl too, pretty colors, I'm sure it will give comfort to your friend!
Looks like you had a great time on your FL trip! Your pictures are fab.
Smiles, Cat

kathy b said...

Max with t he classic baby hands pose......savor it!! He's sooo dang cute in his firetruck outfit.!!! Gotta love that.

What shawl pattern did you use? Was it easY? I m looking for one.

Sharon said...

Max is a cutie! Sounds like you've been traveling. I hope you missed our bad storm. We lost so many trees. We are still cleaning up from the ice storm. Other than that I have been painting away in my little studio dreaming of warmer weather!