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!

Monday, January 10, 2011

still working on the center medalion

I sure am glad I don't have to finish this quilt with a deadline...also glad that i don't feel rushed or pressured.  I am truely enjoying the process.

once the center medalion is done...the next blocks are smaller and should not take so much time. no promises tho.  i will probably work on the tiny berries as i work on the smaller blocks.

hope you have fun quilting, or what ever your intrest is this week


Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 1, 2011

I don't believe it!  Where does the time go?  I have efectively lost over
a year and a half since my Larry died.  I have done some things...but, not all that I  planned to do.
I hope my goals will be reached this year and that I don't spend so much time just stareing into space!
it's time to get some order in my life, in my home, my yard and garden have all been neglected...its been
much harder than I expected.  2011 is when my goal is to find me!