Well, I think I got my sewing motivation back.  I finished up these two quilt tops today.  They both needed just a few more blocks.



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Well, I’ve failed to blog everyday this month.  Oh well, I guess I have a good excuse.  Life around here hasn’t exactly been exciting.  I’ve been canning sweet potatoes and grape juice every night.  Hopefully, I finish it all up tomorrow night.  I’m pretty tired of purple sticky stains everywhere.


I’m a morning person.  Nothing is better than waking up early, drinking coffee and sneaking in a little knitting while the house is quiet.

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I finished this quilt up last spring and realized I never got around to showing it here.  This quilt was pattern I made up on the fly.  I used solids from my stash, and paired them with a black/gray print, as well as solid white.

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I quilted it in an all over meander.

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Measuring in at 56″ x 64″, this quilt is a generous lap size.

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Yeah!  Finished my pair of toe up socks today!

Things the above picture taught me:
-it is extremely difficult to photograph your own feet
-no matter what you do, the dog has to be involved
-the dog will give you a look that clearly means he thinks you are an idiot for trying to photograph your own feet

Also, I do not normally wear my pants rolled up like that.  Although, I may start just so I can show off my socks.


I recently purchased a knitting project bag from here.  I bought their sock bag (like one of these).  I must say, it was worth the money, although I think I will try to make my own if I feel the need for another (since I’m all crafty like that…although that does require me to actually put down my knitting and sew something…).  However, I’m really enjoying having this bag.  I went through about a gazillion ziploc bags with my first couple pairs of socks because I kept shoving them down into my bag and the needles would poke holes through the plastic.   I like these project bags – they’re the perfect size for a ball or two of yarn, a finished sock and a sock in progress.  And they even have an inside pocket, where I store a tapestry needle in my valiant attempt to not loose it.


My toe up socks are going well!  A few more inches of K2 P2 ribbing and I’ll be wearing these!


Slowly but surely I’m still picking away at the blocks for the Dr. Who Along.  I’ve found that I really need large chunks of time to work on these blocks – I can’t put 5 minutes in here and there.  They take a lot of concentration.  I’m still enjoying the quilt along, I just haven’t been able to carve out the time I need for this recently.

I love to read.  Right now (actually, for the past few years) I’ve been reading a lot of creative nonfiction.  I decided to compile a list of a few of my favorites.  In no particular order:

-anything by Bill Bryson.  Especially, In A Sunburned Country, At Home, and Shakespeare

-Batavia’s Graveyard by Mike Dash

-anything by Nathaniel Philbrick

-The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

-The Lost Bank by Kirsten Grind

-anything by Steven Levitt, the Freakonomics books and podcast

My interests vary – if it’s interesting, I’ll give it a read.

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