Tuesday, July 26, 2011

pete's paintbox is done

it only took about 2 years...I had lost my original start so i started over again.. using the same fabric.  now i have to decide which block to do next.  in the morning i will dig out the tote with the dj's in it and go from there. the block has not been trimmed as of yet...that will wait for .
morning too.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

well I blew it

good greif...I didn't stick to much of anything since last month...andnow I am extremely busy
getting ready for a major road trip to Eagle Butte , S. D...Idid manage to finish a pair of bugandy
sox and am now working on another pair.  I have decided to try to chec in more often...maybe I
will stick to that.  Ann

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I am going to think progress in march!

Life is busy and often frustrating...but I am going to keep thinking progress!  there is lots
to get done around here, and I will keep chipping away at it...I spent last year bogged down
worring about what needed done...self defeating.  this year I have been focusing on what is getting
done!  Even the baby steps add up suprisingly fast!  I am always suprised when I look back to see how much is done or well on the road to being done as I keep up with the baby steps. 

Off to get my day started...ann

Saturday, February 26, 2011

the trouble with socks...

is that to be useful  YOU NEED TWO!  I am
pretty sure these are not going to match, I don't
think I have enough of the dusky pink to completly
finish the foot area. I thought I had plenty...Oh well, the foot area is covered by my shoes.  No I cannot
buy more...the yarn was handspun from a blend of
woll silk and mohair years ago.  It is a triple ply...and about a sport weight yarn.  I prefer wool
yarns in my walking socks.  Yes, year around.

MY quilting and sewing is bogged down, but not forgotten.  Life here is good.  have a great day

Monday, January 24, 2011

finely I am sewing again

...how ever in a very disjointed manner, and i have to take the top left block apart...I obviously got it
wrong .  this is the 1st block in the civil war sampler
by barbara backman.  I am finely working on my Ohio crossing quilt once again.   Also decided to
work on the hearts and apron strings once again.
I am still missing the last rounds directions so,
I guess if they haven't surfaced by the time I get there I will design my own last round and end up having the quilt be my own adaption.  But at least I am once again sewing.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Time to rethink old...

I have always thought of 70 as old...now as I am there I have to rethink
this abratary number

Friday, January 14, 2011

2 steps forward...3 backward

hmmmmmmmmmmm...its about time to turn that around.  sometimes my plans go haywire...that is my only excuse for the last couple of weeks.  on Monday I made a few small goals, today is friday and thanks to a stomach bug I sure haven't met them.  Most I haven't even started!  I feel much better today, so I hope I
will get some motavation to get moving! Like right NOW!  off to find the kitchen!