Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Another page of Manhattan Wonderland

Major happy dance!!!Page 4 of Manhattan Wonderland is finished. Somehow it feels every time a milestone when a page of that project is done. In hindsight I found that it helped amazingly that I said that I had a page finished when it wasn't finished (and not even started). That irked me enough to get my butt into moving gear and get that page finished. May be I should do it more often like that? It might get finished then in this lifetimes.



And while watching tennis (Australian Open) I grabbed my knitting needles and finished another square of the "Great American Aran Afghan".  This one was a real fun stitch. It's the Vicki Sewer square and I love the meaning of it. It's not only presenting the fight against cancer, the other symbols stand for Faith, Hope and Love. 


I also finished my first applique block - and loved doing that too. "Snowbound" hopefully will give me the confidence to jump into other applique projects. I just started a Kenna Mc Ryan piece as well...so we'll see how that goes. Anyway....finished part one from "Snowbound":


The other projects I'm working on I can't show, because they are for an exchange or not enough progress to show.

And since we're now in February, I can go on with Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow!!! :)

Something complete different. A vent!!!  If you have dogs and go each and every year to the vet to get them their injections and think your dogs are protected because of that....forget it. My dogs have gotten kennel cough while their last shots should have last another 7 months.  And that's weeks ago.  Lucy had it that bad that she needed cough medicine for almost a week....and then antibiotics. We can't even go inside at the Vet....lol. We stay in the car and the vet comes out to check them. Which makes sense though...I don't want other dogs getting it as well. They got it last December. And both are still coughing every now and then, and Lucy's nose is still often blocked. Worst thing, it affects them in their fitness and well being level. To protect other dogs we can't really take them out in town. And we can only do very short walks, or you end up carrying them. Never had a dog with kennel cough before, and to be honest, I could have happily lived without that experience.
I think next time if the vet asks if we want them also protected against kennel cough I might strangle her. What's the use of that -  except that it cost heaps of money.


24 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

I love the Manhattan sky it is looking beautiful. Great work on finishing a square of your Afghan and Snowbound is so gorgeous.

Ineke said...

It sounds very bad to have dogs with kennel cough. And it is very frustrating when you think they are protected! I hope they get well soon.
Manhattan Wonderland looks great.
And you did get applique confidence to start a Kenna Mc Ryan piece. Which one did you choose?

Giovanna said...

Great going on Manhattan, and congrats on the VS block - I enjoyed knitting that one too. Look forward to seeing your progress on Christmas, I got a tiny start on block 2 yesterday.

Wendy said...

Congrats on finishing the 4th page!! My progresses on my HAED's are slowing down now :(

Love your applique project. Nice work.

Deb said...

Gabi - you have so many wonderful projects going on and you're going to start Christmas? Wow. That Manhattan piece is really coming along. I know what you mean about reaching a milestone with every page - my BFF works on HAEDs and she feels the same way. Your afghan square is wonderful and so is your quilt block. Very cute!!

staci said...

Terrific projects! MW is amazing, congrats on finishing page 4! Love your newest square, your knitting is gorgeous!!!

Shelley said...

MW is looking great. Congrats on an official page 4 finish, lol. I hope your furbabies are doing better real soon.

Carolyn NC said...

You are so talented, it is unbelievable! It all looks wonderful. MW is just awesome and I love the afghan square and applique! Hope you dogs are better; that has to be just hard to deal with.

Nic said...

Great stuff!

Hope your dogs recover soon!

Nancy M said...

Congrats on page 4! I just finished page 2 last night on mine. I'm still not sure about mine. I'll have to blog about it later! Your knitting and applique is very pretty too! So sorry to hear about your dogs. How awful! I thought that all dogs that went to the vet were free from getting kennel cough, that must be hard on them and you!

Missy Ann said...

:( Poor Lucy!!!

Your progress is fantastic. I can not say enough how much I love that afghan. Hmm... maybe I should buy the book and give it to my mother for Christmas. With HINT written across the cover. lol

Your quilt block is outstanding.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching, knitting, and quilting! You are a woman of many talents. :) I just love that Snowbound series--super cute.

Sorry to hear about the kennel cough! Our vet says just to get it if the pups go to the kennel, which Duffy does yearly.

I thought of you yesterday--there was a car in front of us with a license/number plate from Victoria. !! I was really surprised--first time I've ever seen an Australian license plate in person! I know, it doesn't take much to excite me, but I thought it was pretty neat. Small world. :)

Meari said...

Manhattan is looking good. Congrats on finishing another knitted square.

Littlebit said...

Oh wow! That Manhattan Sky is beautiful! Love your knit square..how pretty. I also have CHRH all set and ready to go..just can't tear myself away from a couple of others just yet.

Carol said...

Manhattan Sky is looking impressive. Love all the color changes in the sky.
Your knitting block looks great.
Like the snowman. I'm still contemplating whether I want to do that one or not. I might do redwork instead of applique.
Kennel cough - Aaaack - hope I never have to deal with that.

Cindy's Stitching said...

you have been busy. Love the block you did for the Aran sweater. That will be amazing when you are done. You had great progress on the city.

Jo said...

Love the Manhattan Wonderland. I love applique, I'm making a sunbonnet sue quilt for my DD. It's addictive once you start, good luck.

Hazel said...

You are doing some lovely stuff! That knitting is amazing as is your Manhattan pic. I see you are working on CAHRH. I really love that chart. I think it is calling my name - I keep seeing it everywhere. x

Hazel said...

You are doing some lovely stuff! That knitting is amazing as is your Manhattan pic. I see you are working on CAHRH. I really love that chart. I think it is calling my name - I keep seeing it everywhere. x

Brigitte said...

Manhattan Wonderland looks better and better thte more you get doen. It's a really great design. You also made some nice progress on the other WIPs you showed in your last post.

Emily said...

So sorry to hear about your dogs getting sick, always thought the shots protected them. The Ahghan block is really nice, you did a great job.

Terri said...

Great Stitching. Sorry about the puppy

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on getting another page of Manhattan done! I know that feeling since I'm working on a good sized project over one! Its going to be fantastic when finished.

Vonna said...

Yowsa! Your winter wonderland WIP is wonderful :) And applique! LOVE IT! I just cut out a zillion circles and have laid out a design for a wool penny rug quilt. Isn't it fun!?
Sorry to hear about the kennel cough my kitties had that when we got them from the humane society. But luckily they cured fast. Good Luck!