Thursday, June 16, 2011

IT'S DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Almost 11 months late, but Andy's birthday sweater,

is finished!  And the picture is even right-side up (thank you RobinH).   Now that Unix, F-Spot, Blogger, and I have reached a truce, it's time to see more pictures--especially since I am not quite ready to discuss the first zipper experience.......

More of the primary colors placemats and napkins:
with my helpful assistant, of course.   We don't even pretend that I can get sewing pictures without him anymore.  He did need to go outside to tear up the garden for a while, so I got a quick picture of the latest chemo cap:
AND.....what Andy made for me for my birthday (which was in September, but Andy was running a bit late this year as well, though not quite as late as moi):


A writing desk!  It's made from walnut from his grandparents' farm in Indiana, and I now have an official desk for writing thank you notes and letters.   So far, Theo has shown no interest at all in the writing desk--possibly because vast quantities of shedded fur won't stick to it at all--though we'll see what happens when fall comes and he doesn't have the garden to play in any more.  I vaguely recall a time when I could sew without Theo as well.....

6 comments:

Georgi said...

The sweater looks great, though I am sure the zipper was trying (wasn't that a delicate way to put it?)
The desk is gorgeous, it looks as though a lot of work has gone into it.

Mereknits said...

Beautiful sweater and desk. I think you two were made for each other. Have a wonderful day,
Meredith

Gaidig said...

Woo hoo! And you finished it before his birthday! (nothing worse than a present that's MORE than a year late)

Mandy said...

What a beautiful desk. The sweater looks really good too. I sympathise over putting in a zip. They are tricky things with a life all their own...........

RobinH said...

The sweater is excellent! Very manly- I'm sure it will look great on Andy. And that desk! Wow! I mess around in the woodshop but that is amazing! Andy does lovely work (too)!

Ilix said...

Lovely stuff! I seriously love the sweater for Andy! Fantastic!