Then there was a quilt for a wedding present. As I said my daughter cross stitches beautifully. But she doesn't sew....on a machine...a stitch. Tried it, didn't like it. So she comes up with a wonderful gift for the couple...a quilt with a cross stitch in the middle with the date, etc of their wedding. The cross stitch was beautiful. Now to make a quilt that offset the cross stitch rather than took away from it. I think it came out pretty well and despite my apprehensions with browns and blues together, they look very good together in a log cabin barn raising pattern. I did tie portions of it and machine quilted portions. I do not hand quilt. One thing about sewing as opposed to knitting and crocheting and cross stitch...there is more instant gratification and after spending sew much time on the Mystic Light shawl it was nice to have something quicker to do.
After the Mystic Light I opted for a little instant gratification in the knitting department. A hat for W or B. It's much redder than the photo shows. Easy knit, liked the pattern, a k1 p1 one row and the next row k, then repeat those two rows.