Thursday, December 04, 2008

Grün, grün, grün ist alles, was ich hab!

I just closed my December 3rd Give-Away day post to comments a few hours after the promised time of 8pm Finnish time with 292 comments! Holy cow! I can't believe how many comments this Sew, Mama, Sew event inspired, not only on my blog, but around the blogosphere! One thing I noticed that was strange, though, is that several comments didn't show up in my inbox. Did this happen to anyone else?

I'm going to wait until the morning to wade through all the comments, but one thing I noticed was that the most common favorite color mentioned was green. If you ask me my favorite color, I'll say I don't have one. If you push me, or if you've visited my living room, I'd have to say green. It's been a theme lately. (No favoritism to the green-lovers in the drawing, though!)

Here are the two minis I made for the 6-12" swap in October:

The one with the buttons will be my inspiration for the give-away quilt I hope to make in the next day or two. The second was for the 'out of the box' category for non-rectangular minis.

Speaking of green, here's the simple hat (a k3p3 rib) I recently finished for my brother as an early Christmas gift. I had to rip out the whole thing and start again with fewer stitches cast-on during my 36 hour odyssey from Köln to Vaasa last week and by the time the ripping happened, I'd met up with a friend at Arlanda and we were so tired and giddy that the yarn started talking to us and he gave the project its name: the Feed-Me-Seymour hat. I hope it doesn't get hungry and eat my brother. (The yarn is Phildar Giboulées, chosen by my brother and purchased last month in Paris.) Along with the hat, you can see my all-time favorite book, which just happens to have a holiday theme. The English title is Of Course Polly Can Do Almost Everything. I love the Ilon Wikland illustrations.

And sticking with the green theme, here's a sneak peek at my quilt for the Doll Quilt 5 swap - on its way Saturday (a few days late, but I hope the recipient will be understanding) to a European destination. This quilt also includes red, yellow, and brown - it's not easy being green all the time!

14 comments:

Dzen said...

I'm just plain green with envy, Hedgehog. You are sooo savvy and crafty. I'm a fan.

sewkalico said...

Lots of lovely green things!

ROZ said...

I love the hat

jovaliquilts said...

I see you have gmail -- I had a problem that occasionally gmail puts blogger comments into spam. Hasn't happened in awhile (at least that I've noticed), but for awhile it happened fairly often. I discussed this with a fellow blogger who has gmail, and she had the same problem. Weird.
Love your green!

Andrea said...

Your green button quilt is so cute! Feed me Seymour? Hee-hee! how funny!

You mention the giveaway request for favorite colors. "Huh?", my brain said. Oh dear, it was fried from looking at so many blogs and hardly processed your giveaway. I commented about DANISH cookies and no colors??? Huh? Danish, finnish, chocolate, cookies, colors. Reading comprehension -- zero. Can I try again?

Ooooh, Finnish Chocolate! Yum! Favorite colors? Maybe colors in my kitchen...Yellow, Red, Purple, Blue/Turquoise.

Sandi said...

I love the little green quilt with all the buttons!! And I curious to see what your doll quilt looks like. I wonder what you will receive from your partner?

Guðrún said...

The miniquilts are beautiful. My favorite colour is BLUE :)

Kelly Fletcher said...

Love the button centres (and green).

julieQ said...

Love your little green doll quilt with the buttons! Very inspired.

Clare said...

I love the dark green in the last photo.

If you need any more yarn from Phildar let me know.

Shasta said...

The button quilt is adorable. I must make something like that.

Karen said...

Love the little green button quilt!

Sandi said...

Jennifer,
I was your doll quilt swap partner and I am wondering if you have received the little quilt that I sent to you. I mailed it on November 25th or so and just hope that you have received it.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I keep coming back to this green quilt with buttons--it will be adapted into something that will show up on my blog this year! What a wonderful piece.