I can't believe it has been 2 months since my last post! I keep thinking of it, then there's something I need to do, and I put it off for another day.
But, on the off chance anyone is still stopping by to see what I've been up to...
I have been sewing when time and the weather allows.
I finished another one of those darned kits of the month. (this might be the one that prompted me to sign up for the series)
I've been working on a new quilt for my bed. There will be four of these blocks, which are 40" each!
Last year when Anna was here, we decided to both make this quilt so I could help her build skills long distance. She is hand piecing, since she has little room to set up a sewing machine for any length of time. She likes vintage fabrics, so her version is more interesting than mine.
I discovered a couple of balls of "Boutique Unforgettable" yarn in my stash. A friend has been making socks with this yarn, so I decided to give it a try as a way to learn the "Fish Lips Kiss" heel method. See how the heel looks like a kid making a fish face? (You can find the instructions for $1 at Ravelry). I finished them on the plane ride out to Portland to visit Guy and Anna.
The high point of that trip was the zipline tour we did!
And, of course, I have to get my "Oma time" as often as possible.
On my work days, creative time is hard to come by. I started doing a daily doodle- à la google doodle- on a 2 x 3 chalkboard at my desk. A few people play along to guess what the subject is. This is the one I did for Jacques Cousteau's birthday a few weeks ago.
Since it's gardening season, I am also outside most days I don't work for at least a couple of hours. As usual, I got a great start on digging and replanting the weediest or most unruly spots. But then the "housekeeping" starts- weeds and more weeds, deadheading and trimming- and then it gets too hot and dry to dig. I have to keep trying to get the gardens I envisioned when I started.
So, if you're here, thanks for stopping by. I'll try to check in again before the Holidays. :-)
I am grateful for:
The rare good night's sleep