Granny’s Hankie – Final Installment!

  The final installment has now been posted! 🙂  Only 3 days late – not bad considering all the stuff I had to get done in between.

I did alter the size of the quilt by a whole half inch! LOL  The outside border sections would have been cut something like 2-13/16ths — now I don’t know about you but I’d rather not cut a ton of strips that measurement so changing the finished size by a half inch brought it to normal measurements and saves a whole lot of time lining up the ruler repeatedly to cut those 16ths.

Now I just have to come up with the final Year of Wallhangings design.  I know what I want to do, just have to find the time to get it drawn up and written up so that may be a bit late posting and not make it in time to post on Saturday.

I hope you’ve enjoyed making this quilt.

If you’re squeemish and don’t want to read about the needle I jabbed in my foot – don’t read on. 🙂

You know how those pesky sewing needles and pins sometimes hop out of the pincushion and lay waiting on the carpet for someone to step on them?  Well last night I moved the pincushion and a needle fell.  And of course I didn’t notice and steps on the little bugger! Youch!  And to make matters worse it was on the outer back side of my heel so I couldn’t really see it and had to feel for which way it went in to pull it out.  Dang I stuck it in there good but got it out.  So after walking around in my shoes without a lot of padding on the heel for the better part of the day, finally put on my tennies which had more cushion which was better. But spent the better part of tonight with a hot towel and baggie on my foot which did the trick – it’s no longer sore and I’ve searched the floor below where the pincushion was sitting to make sure no more were lying in wait for my unsuspecting sock clad feet! 🙂  Hmmm no wonder Mom always said to wear your shoes…… least I didn’t bleed on my hand knit socks.    The carpet – well that was another story but I saw the red spot right away and got it out.  This kind of excitement I can do without.


17 comments on “Granny’s Hankie – Final Installment!

  1. Denise, I want to thank you for the patterns that you have shared with us. I have followed your Granny’s Hankie very close, didn’t want to miss anything. I knew the first time I saw the pic that I had to make this one!
    I know it takes a lot of work and dedication to get these patterns sent out(and free,at that) I just want to thank you again.
    I hope you and yours, and every one following your blog, has a very safe and joyous Holiday season, and Merry CHRISTmas,
    Lisa in Alabama

  2. Thank You Denise, I loved joinign the Granny,’s Hankie blog & patterns. I was proud of myself – the only one I missed was June, Thank you so very much for sharing your talent with us.

  3. Ouch! Needle in the foot ~ I have been there. I now use a magnetic pin “cushion” and my DH bought me a ‘magnet on a stick’ that is more commonly used by mechanics/carpenters to pick up screws/nails/metal objects. I sweep my sewing area several times throughout a session and take it to class (whether I’m teaching or learning) just to be on the safe side. I do get lots of strange looks but I feel safer and my feet appreciate it.

    • I’ve got magnetic pin cushions and the magnet on a stick type thing but dang my favorite pincushion is not like that. But if I have a major “pin spill” those magnetic ones come in very handy.

  4. Thank you for the Final Installment! Now a word from your friendly ER nurse: is your tetanus updated?? Looking forward to the last calendar. I just counted and I have 7 of them done, all are printed and even have fabrics pulled for the Aug. one, just got sidetracked. Thanks again!

    • LOL — yes, my friendly ER Nurse – it is current (that’s the first thing I thought about too). 7 done – you did better than me!

  5. Thank You once again Denise, I loved participating in Granny,’s Hankie.
    Have been following your knitting projects and often wonder where you find the time.
    May you have a Happy Christmas and may 2012 be filled with lots of sewing time and suprises.
    Take care
    Down Under

  6. Tiene que hacer mal clavarte ahí una aguja, espero que vaya todo mejor. Gracias por todo.Espero poder descargar la última parte, ahora no sé donde buscar, ya lo intentaré otro día. Un saludo desde España y ¡FELIZ NAVIDAD¡

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