Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Wee Hours

 I am so doggoned tired right now I can't see straight. I've been burning the candle at both ends trying to fix my life and live my life at the same time.  The loom is too noisy for wee hour work but I did get at it a few nights after dinner. I am halfway through this towel.

 Usually at about 1am I would be finishing up the two designated rows I do every night on the never ending huge blanket project. The next to the last border is done-the one on the left but-dare I say it....I don't think I want to end the thing on a light colored border. I think it needs a dark one. We shall see.

 The June table runner would be a very done deal if I would just work up the nerve to machine quilt the darn thing. I still haven't touched the new Juki though. Maybe this weekend.

 The Welcome Quilt got a few rows done here and there this week. It needs to be 40 inches square but I ran out of red, white and blue material and I am waiting for a few more yards to show up in the mail.

 Even Spiral Chicken got some feathers. I had about a half hour to spare yesterday and I put it to good use with the hook I haven't pick up in ages.

 There has been spinning. I think I've spun 4 rolags this week. I do it when I am on the phone with Daughter who calls me (hands free) every night while she is driving home from the rink. Spinning is great for multitasking.

This doesn't look like much but it is huge deal for me. That red border proves to me that I will have an inch to spare on either side when this thing is done. I was afraid I had stitched myself into a corner with material that wasn't wide enough. Not so, thank goodness.

Finally I have to thank Sandflies for this surprise package. It's an art journal and....... adorable little box of pastels. Squee....another art adventure, Youtube here I come!
Thanks so much Sandflies!!! 


  1. You have been keeping yourself VERY busy!!! All the projects look great!

  2. Lovely projects! What is the width of the wool stripes you use for the Chicken?

  3. Pastels are fUn - enjoy. Since i've been working on 4 different things instead of 1, nothing is getting finished! All of your projects look wonderful.

  4. Since I cut them myself they vary but I am aiming for 1/4 inch.

  5. Now that's a lot of projects and everyone of them look fun and interesting!

  6. The table runner is the perfect project to practice with your new machine!

  7. Oh my goodness! How do you possibly accomplish so much? I love every single thing you're doing but especially that red and white on the loom. Gorgeous!

  8. I love the Spira chicken!!!!! You are a diverse crafty one! i am never board on this blog site

  9. Being eclectic is a good indication of being spread too thin. I hope things calm for you as you chip away the life side of things soon!
    All your projects are fantastic-hang in there!

  10. Thank you for making me feel less crazy. I have a similarly diverse number of projects going, but I don't make as much progress as you do!
    That blanket is amazing. Is that mosaic stitch?

    1. Yes. It's Barbara Walker's pattern from her book on mosaic stitch.

  11. Goodness sakes, you sure are getting a lot of different things done! I'm very impressed with the weaving at the top. My goodness.. it's a masterpiece! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. You are welcome. I enjoy this blog so much that when I saw those items, they screamed your name. Enjoy.

  13. FOr thinking you are not getting alot done you sure are. I am amazed, all of this and clean up too?