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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April Finishes

The end of April is approaching so I need to get my finished projects posted. First, I completed a prayer shawl for a friend who had surgery yesterday. I love Homespun yarn and the way it looks in this pattern that is free on the Lionbrand website. I've made this shawl a number of times and now need to get some yarn for another!
Jean's Shawl
Another friend celebrated her birthday this past Monday, so I finished this scarf for her, and now I need to get some more Cascade Poof and Fizz to make another one. These are two projects I like to keep in the works because they turn out well and are fun and easy to knit.
Dianne's Scarf
This past Monday our family welcomed the first of the spring babies! Elizabeth Alice arrived at 2 PM in Minnesota, and we hope to see her in person in June. I wonder who'e holding her? Could it be Auntie Leanne? Her sweater and booties are winging their way north, and I sure hope they fit!
Welcome, Libby!
The other package that was sent off East contained my puzzle pieces for Pat Winter's Pieces of Friendship swap. This was a fun and challenging project. I learned a lot too! Now to make two more to swap with my friend Kathy.
Three and Four
Now I need to get busy and work on a couple of quilting projects that have been waiting in the wings for a while. Oh, if only I had another pair of hands!


Barbara C said...

What a cute baby! And you shawl is lovely--those are great colors.

Susan Elliott said...

Though I love all your projects and I'm proud of you, that baby takes the cake! Congrats on the puzzle pieces -- that's been a fun project to follow...

spinndiva said...

Congratulations! It's a happy day, when babies are born!
The puzzle pieces are absolutely wonderful! What great work!

SueR said...

You've been busy! I like your knitting projects--looks like something that would work up pretty quickly. Your puzzle pieces are very eye-cathching! So unusual! And the baby is cute as can be.

Cat said...

You have got a lot done! It's so nice to FINISH projects!

Wildflowerhouse said...

Judy your pcs. are just beautiful and so much fun to look at. I love the colors. The bee is so cute. Pat is so lucky she gets to see all the pcs. Thanks for visiting my blog. Sharon ( just down the road from you)

Ele said...

Dear Judy,

what a nice little baby, Libby is so cute and I whush all the bet for her life.

You were very busy in knitting and doing puzzles I see, great ideas as usual and a nice finish.

Have a good time and a wonderful may


Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! Congrats on your new family member!! And look at your gorgeous crazy patch puzzle pieces!! They look FABULOUS!! And that shawl looks so snuggly and warm - starting to get cool enough here that snuggle and warm is looking pretty good to me!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Pat said...

The colors in your prayer shawl are so beautiful - you are a thoughtful friend!
Hopefully you will get a picture of little Libby in her sweater and booties!

Wendy said...

Didn't you say your daughter was due around the same time as me? This isn't her baby is it? Whether or not, she is soooo cute. Congratulations!!!
Big Hugs,

Linda Vincent said...

Beautiful pieces of work Judy...I particularly love the colour of the prayer shawl.

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Every new baby is a wonder and a great joy for the whole family!All the best for the new family member on the "miracle-foto"!!! ;-))
I like your puzzle pieces with the wonderful embellishment very much!
Have a nice sunday,Ulla

Susan said...

Beautiful shawl, beautiful baby. Congratulations!

Love those puzzle pieces. Those are my colors.

Ira said...

The puzzle pieces are absolutely wonderfyl. Fope I will get one of them. I am in this swap to.

Wendy said...

Judy, I love your shawl that you made for your friend. The colorway I am using in mine is Tudor. And of course the baby is gorgeous! You have been a busy lady.