Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's good to be back again.

I just haven't been bloggy lately.  Not in the mood, I guess.

My MIL has been very poorly and is in the hospital undergoing all sorts of treatments for all sorts of ailments.  She seems to be coming along, we hope, but she is 87 and not in great health to begin with.  Very sad and very worrisome.

On a much lighter note, I'm still knitting on a secret project and crocheting the never-ending afghan.  All the doll clothing is now given to the grands, and the poor dolls are nekkid.  Gotta make some more.

What's obsessing me these days is patchwork.  I bought a book called Schnibbles Times Two: Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares.

I love it!  It tells you how to make quilts from either layer cakes or charm squares it seemed easy, so I'm making the first project in the book, Bennington, out of charm squares, and it's adorable.  Since I'm a beginner here, and I don't have any sense of what is hard or easy, I just went with it, and so far, so good.  I could do this kind of work for hours.  Indeed, as soon as I get off the computer, I'm going back to it.

Here's a pic of a bunch of the blocks laid out just so I can get a sense of how they will look. This is a bowtie pattern, and the original called for the bowties to be done in dark colors, and the rest to be done in lights. Naturally I reversed it, and to me, it looks like Japanese temari balls.

So that's what's going on.  I didn't want you to think I'd dropped off the face of the universe.

Kv - I think I also lost my bloggy mojo.
FoFo - Thanks for your prayers.  We do appreciate it.  This is such a little quilt that I'll probably finish it, if only to see what it finally looks like.

Henya - The dyeing is really sleeping.  All I want to do is sew.  I've gone over to the dark side here!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter - Thanks.  I joined up all the blocks yesterday.  I made a couple of goofs, but I'm pretty satisfied, at least for the first one I've done. 

LivvyLove - Well, your comment makes me want to go back to the quilt.  I think we have our own support group.  


Kv said...

Sorry about your mil, I was just wondering where you've been.....hope all is better soon.

Henya said...

You are back! I thought you went to the Cape or something. Sorry that it has turned out something and hope your MIL will feel better.
That quilt is simply adorable! I also thought temari balls, until you said bows.
Where is all the yarn these days? Only seven skeins in your Etsy Shop?

FoFo said...

I'm sorry your MIL has been ill. I will pray for you. I've dabbled in quilting and haven't finished it yet. My hubby keeps saying he wants it finished before he dies. LOL Love the look of your quilt!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Your quilt is turning out great!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Wow I am so sorry about your Mom-in-law, I hope it is something she can recover from. She'll be in my prayers.

Like the quilt! Very pretty colors!

AKA ~itsJUSTme Wendy

LivvyLove said...

Love the quilt! All your projects are just so much fun! I started a quilt about a month ago and worked on it obsessively for a few weeks then kinda burnt out. I can't wait to see the finished product! Your post was just the inspiration I needed to get back to work on my quilt! Hope your MIL is alright.


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