The Zigzagular socks are finally seeing some attention. I have just under half the leg worked now. Slow as a tortoise on this project, but the tortoise did make his goal. I just won’t have these done by the end of the month. I’m using a Knitpick yarn again and so far have not had any problems with it. It is also very soft.
This morning I did go to the gym, but only did 10 minutes on the bike and I realized that my energy is not back, so did other “run around” chores, like get the co-op order, get the new calendar with the Jewish dates, and go grocery shopping. By then it was lunch and half the day was spent.
After that, it was time for quilt therapy. But I wanted something nice and bright so took half a jelly roll and cut yellow blocks to make Chinese coins (2.5 x 6.5″). Because the fabric is already 2.5″, cutting goes fast. Then I tossed the pieces together and started sewing. It is nice and bright isn’t it? And this is how many of my ufos happen. I have a whole list of January projects and this one was not on it. Nor was it even a thought until today. But I like it and will finish the top and then go back and finish the top 2004 Shop Hop block flimsy.
Unnamed yet, but leaning toward Frosty, escaped detection from the coyotes last night. Today, in the pouring rain, I tried to make an area safe from the beasts, but failed, so put them in the pen near the Shetland rams. I’m not sure how great an idea that is, because the fence between the boys is in need of repair But the Cormos are safe inside a building for tonight and maybe tomorrow there will be some rainless spots in the day.
This is block 16 and paper pieced. Not perfect, but I’m going to let it pass until tomorrow. I spent all morning on this little block. Paper piecing just seems to take a lot of time. Tomorrow is gym and grocery day. I need to pick up my co-op order and should go to Costco. But I really want to stay home. I know there are kindred spirits out there.
I am at the point where not all the pieces that are attached to that particular pattern make sense. I do need to make 6 more blocks to complete a top and since I do not have 6 more patterns, but I do have an extra package of pieces, I’ll make one up. A complete quilt is better than a ufo, right? And when one gets these patterns, one usually only gets some of the pieces, therefore, I also will be coming up with some extra pieces to complete some of the patterns. However, this quilt top will soon be done and on a hanger which is so much closer to someone being able to use it.
On another note: I received these two skeins of yarn from Knitpick in place of the ones with dyes that didn’t come through. They are really very nice to work with.
PS: The weather promises to be warmer tomorrow – meaning above freezing day and night for a time. I’d so much rather rain than freezing.
This was the gorgeous sunrise I enjoyed when I went out to let the animals outside.
This wonderful apron was in a squishy that came arrived in yesterday’s mail. (We do get late mail). Sally, my friend, made it and sent it as a surprise. Everyone needs a ” Sally” friend. After being down all week, it was a real ” pick me up”. And the workmanship is quality beyond fault. Thank you, Sally
Look at the pocket. It looks like a flower pot. And the words are so positive. I just love it! It is my “Special Occasion” apron. Mother worked in the kitchen, then when it was time to sit with the guests, she would change into her special apron – which for her was often one of those frilly half aprons.
More quilt blocks
It would have been so helpful if the shop owners had come up with a one size block. My various blocks were meant to be anywhere from an 8″ block to a 9″ block. At this point, I’m not real sure how that will work. For now, I’ll make the blocks and see how many of each I have.
I am feeling so much better that DH is getting a turn at feeling the bug. It’s really difficult to not try to get right back in the swing of things, but remembering that people seem to get this twice in a month, is slowing me down a bit.
How did all this housework pile up with me down and no children living here? It’s unbelievable! OK, I started with sweeping floors this morning, then the laundry, got breakfast, and more tidy up. Then a brief rest. Window washer came and oh, my! the dirt I can see with clean windows and the sun sparkling through them – I did sweep one of the floors again, but most of it will just have to wait. I’m still moving too slowly. I sat down and enjoyed my email and then it was lunch time, then rest time. Did you notice anywhere here where I have done any sewing? Me either. DH thought I should take up the knitting needles and stay put. Maybe a good idea, but then the dog got out because the delivery man didn’t close the gate. However, dog came back before DH got outside, because he – the dog – really wanted to see me. So I spent some time brushing him, which was all he wanted – cuddle time. And I have 5300 steps on my Fitbit . DH wants to know how that happened when I didn’t take a walk. I bet all you women know without asking.
Three rows of knitting were accomplished. Three little rows. And I had the “whole” afternoon to knit and while I rested all morning. Sometimes my head spins, but one has to laugh to stay sane.
I’m trying to get rid of this nasty stuff. I came to the sewing room to work on this 13 year old ufo. Normally with the time I had this afternoon, I would have been able to finish about 6 blocks. Not today. Thank you for your prayers and know that I am trying to get well. (I’m being told that most people get this again within the month and I am so trying not to be one of them.
I don’t remember applying for the job, but “GoFor” seems to be my new name this week. Another fun day started with me dressed to go to the gym and then the dog escaped through the gate before I did I did not know that he had escaped the pasture. So instead of gym, I went dog hunting. It was enough exercise getting him back home. He seems to think that our little bit of land isn’t enough and he should check out at the very least 10 neighbors and their land. About the time I got him home, the fellow erecting our fence showed up, so he checked the pasture and repaired the “hot” wire so it is now very hot. Both dogs respect the heat and will not dig under the wire.
Then the real “GoFor” started” more posts, more nails, rebar, brackets, wire, etc. Do you think that I would find it all in one store? Think again. First I had to return the bad posts from the load yesterday and come back with some replacements. Then to another store, that didn’t have the brackets and it was off to a different store (of course, farther away) to get the brackets and other items. Then back home at noon to fix lunch. After lunch, I finally had time to get the groceries. And yes, I did make it home by 4 to feed the sheep.
Before I left I made these two blocks from my “Shop Hop 2004” collection. This is a quilt I want to finish in January. Each block is from a different store and each store had their own pattern. I would really like to finish the top this coming week. But time will tell.
After a week like this, it is so wonderful that God has prepared a special time of rest and renewal. Happy Sabbath to all of you.