Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Harrison Rose" and Other Things.

You may or may not have noticed I haven’t been around blog land for a while.  I have spent most of my time trying to discover what else other than quilting I might enjoy doing.
There surely must be something.  It’s not shopping, gardening or cooking that’s for sure.

I did a little knitting.
 I finally sewed in all the ends and blocked this shawl.  Poor thing has been hanging around forever.

Traveling with my grandchildren is on the top of my list.
We had a fun trip to FL until I came down with Strep and had to come home early.  Let me just say stay away from people with Strep because it can be really hard on  elderly people- like me.

Now that I am recovered it’s back to my quilting.

I finished all the blocks for my Harrison Rose quilt and put the top together.  It’s such a lovely pattern and didn’t take too long to complete.  Once the beautiful feathers are quilted in the border I know it will look even better.
I really enjoyed working on Harrison Rose one of Collector with a Needle’s great patterns.  All of Dawn’s beautiful pattern can be found on her Etsy shop here.

Until the next time,


  1. Beautiful shawl, Nancy!
    Your Harrison Rose top is lovely. Dawn has gorgeous patterns, but since I don't applique, I just enjoy watching others make them. : )

  2. I love your Harrison Rose top!! Yes, it will be fabulous with the feathered quilting :0) Your shawl is very pretty too. I'm sorry you got sick and it shortened your trip. Glad you're feeling better!

  3. Your Harrison Rose is just gorgeous! Strep throat at any age is horrible! Glad your back to feeling better.

  4. Oh I do love your Harrison Rose! must get a move on with mine...
    Such a pretty shawl - and such fine knitting. I used to do a lot of knitting and once made a large knitted tablecloth in a fine yarn so I know how complex this can be - well done!

  5. I often wonder what I would do in my spare time if I didn't sew, or if I lost interest in sewing. I can't come up with any answers and my passion for patchwork has not waned. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. Beautiful quilt top.

  6. tu colcha es fantástica!!!!!
    me gusta muchísimo
    me alegra que ya estés mejor y con ganas de acolchar,

  7. What pattern is that knitted shawl? It is gorgeous.

  8. I certainly hope you are going to continue with your quilting as I would really miss my quilting friend! Your shawl is so pretty and the Harrison Rose is just gorgeous! Your work is so pretty - pictures on the web just don't do it justice. I think Di Ford has a few more patterns you might be interested in if you are getting bored!

  9. What a beautiful shawl you made. I'm glad you got it finished and your Harrison Rises are spectacular. What a garden!

  10. I love your shawl! I've been crocheting again some. Our weather has turned cooler here, and it makes me want to pull my yarn out. Your Harrison Rose is beautiful.

  11. Good to hear you have recovered and are well again... Your Harrison Rose top is a beauty! I also love Dawn's patterns very much, and downloaded the Noah&Matilda Bom, and hope to find some time for it...
    Like you I also do some knitting now and then, but you must be a very advanced knitter, because your new shawl is wonderful.

  12. The Harrison Rose quilt is beautiful! And you are a knitter.....I did not know that. The design looks very lacy and feminine.

  13. Harrison Rose is just beautiful. Great finish. The shaw is very pretty, I like to work with yarn sometimes, they make such pretty yarns these days.

  14. So sorry to hear you had Strep!
    That shawl is stunning!
    LOVE your Harrison Rose - what a gorgeous finish!

    Congratulations on both finishes!

  15. Love your Harrison Rose, congratulations on your beautiful finished top.


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