Dweezy (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=dweezy ) asked about the front of the quilt I spent the weekend working on. The front? You want to see the front?

Here are a couple of  close-ups of parts of the quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And below, a picture of the whole quilt-top before quilting. This pattern is often called “Garden Twist,” after  a commercial pattern that has become very popular, which uses the design with floral fabrics. I got it from a Better Homes and Garden quilt book that called it something like “Linked Squares,” which is not as interesting a name, though the pattern is the same.

#1 daughter, for whose anniversary I am rushing to finish this quilt, called yesterday, having returned from the Big Apple. She had been there before, when her children’s choir sang at Carnegie Hall, but that was 12 or 13 years ago, so it looked different to her. I have never been, myself, so I enjoyed hearing about it.

Finally, allow me to present another Mystery Object,

which is to say an item that will become part of a Christmas present. It is of Sugar and Cream on #6 needles. I have always loved this yarn, although it is not stretchy enough to keep its shape well in many of the patterns you see it used for. In my youth, I made a tank top of it, and the bottom edge just stretched out and stayed that way, making a curious bell-like effect. So now I tend to stick to household uses of it. I love the softness of it, though, and it does come in some great colors.