Wow! I've been crazy lately. Between contractors calling and coming here to give me estimates on painting my kitchen cupboards, checking out new hardware for those eventual pretty cupboards, and my latest passion, it seems the time just flew by this week. I guess that's good. At least I'm not bored like I was on occasion this past (cold and dreary) winter.
Thought I would show you my latest (and last) swap quilt. It's for the group QT Mini's and the theme was "Kittys". I thought I would finish my swapping career with a bang! As you know, I've been quilting since August of 2008 (was a kid's clothing sewer prior to that for years) and I think (at least for now) that I am done. Not to say that if I would get a "Lady" commission that I would pass it up…..NO, NO, NO! I LOVE doing the ladies, and will continue those until I get to #100. I am at #80 now. I do have one scheduled for fall, but until then, I have packed the fabrics away until some of this household stuff gets done. Anyway, I named this quilt "Friends" and it turned out to be 10x15 inches. I like it and my partner in Germany liked it too so that's a plus!
Of course, I continue to send books with decorated envelopes to my sweeties:
AND…..you're not going to believe this…….I didn't read a book all week! E-gads, isn't that amazing? I did, however, indulge in several knitting articles and reviews and you tube instructions in order that when all my stuff comes from "Lord knows where all I ordered it", that I will be all set to go to knit my first ever, PAIR OF SOCKS. Yes, my friends, I am branching off into unknown territory…..even at my age!! E-gads! That is, if my poor "crampy" old hands hold out……..(say a prayer, please!!) I so want to do this. Last week, I went to a local yarn store and bought this gorgeous stuff. Dummy me should have them "ball" it for me. Hello!!! I figured it would be no big deal to do it myself, but (you won't believe this) it took me 3 whole hours and lots of tangles to get it all in a ball. Now I'm dreading the other 5 hanks/skeins I have coming from my recent internet shopping. I might be doing more "balling" than knitting next week.
So, that's the news. You just never know, huh? Lord knows what I'll be doing next? (Hey, most often I don't even know! Seriously! Have a great Memorial Day, my friends and be happy! Until next week…….