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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Goodbye October, Hello November

A little venting to get things off my chest.  We are still living in a guest room with the lovely Miss Katie and her family.  Our in law apartment was supposed to be ready mid September but we are still 4-6 weeks away before we can even think about moving in.  Everything including my winter clothes are in storage.  LLBean came to the rescue with a few sweaters. 

Enough complaining.  Hopefully I will be a little more productive this month.

OCTOBER
Knitting:
  • Vanilla Socks--Q2 ESK KAL--in progress
  • Hand Spring Mitts for Q4 ESK KAL--in progress
  • Cozy Reversible Cowl
Quilting
  •  Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--packed away
  • Judy's Challenge #-4-Hocuspocusville--packed away
Crazy Quilt on line class with Kathy Shaw
  • Piece Block--done
  • Begin working on seams--in progress

Read
  • The Boston Girl  Beneath a Scarlet Sky




NOVEMBER

Knitting:
  • Vanilla Socks--Q2 ESK KAL
  • Hand Spring Mitts for Q4 ESK KAL

Quilting
  • Judy's Challenge #-2 Malcolm's Umbrella Critter and #9 Guild Sampler
Crazy Quilt on line class with Kathy Shaw
  • Complete Task 6
  • Begin Task 7 and 8
Read
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky





Friday, October 5, 2018

Basic Crazy Quilt Class 101

A few weeks ago I wrote about taking Kathy Shaw's Basic Crazy Quilt Class 101.  I finally got my block pieced!  It is hard to work on projects with my stuff in storage.  Our in law apartment was supposed to be ready in September.  The expected date is now mid-November.  I must admit that this adventure is getting old.  But I am going to make the best of it.

I hope to start working on the seams today.

Monday, October 1, 2018

What Will October Bring

The move is done but the in law apartment isn't ready.  It may take another 4-6 weeks.  We are living in the guest room and everything is in storage.  Ionly have a few cool weather pieces of clothing.  It is a good thing we don't get snow in October (usually).

SEPTEMBER

MOVE--living in guest room
Vacation in New Jersey-- weather not great but fun with family

Knitting:
  • Maize Mitts #4--done
  • Vanilla Socks--in progress
  • Jarita #884 in Ravelry Juniper Moon Neve--hibernating

Read
  • Firefly Lane   
  • The Boston Girl

OCTOBER

Knitting:
  • Vanilla Socks--Q2 ESK KAL--on hold
  • Hand Spring Mitts for Q4 ESK KAL--in progress
  • Cozy Reversible Cowl--on hold
Quilting
  •  Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--I can't find it.
  • Judy's Challenge #9--Guild Sampler--somewhere in storage

Crazy Quilt on line class with Kathy Shaw
  • Piece Block--done
  • Begin hand embroidery along seams--in progress

Read
  • The Boston Girl--done
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky
There has been a change in Judy's UFO.  It is #4--Hocuspocusville.  Mine is in storage.

NOVEMBER

Knitting:
  • Vanilla Socks--Q2 ESK KAL
  • Hand Spring Mitts for Q4 ESK KAL
Quilting
  •  Judy's Challenge #
Crazy Quilt on line class with Kathy Shaw
  • Complete Task 6
  • Task 7 and 8
Read
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky








Sunday, September 23, 2018

Teaching friends a new technique

Every January first I look forward to Eat Sleep Knit's Yarnathon.  I always have big plans when earning badges and participating in the KAL.  One of the badges is Teaching a Friend a new technique.  Before I moved I got together with friends twice a week for knitting.  This picture is from my Tuesday group and I showing them how to do a picot bind off.  Although I can't knit with my friends as often as I have in the past, I hope to see them during the holidays.  Applying for this badge makes me realize how much I miss my friends.

Check out the Yarnathon.  It is so much fun.  I am on Team Narwool this year.  I am not the most prolific knitter.  But I enjoy knitting things that I wouldn't necessarily think of.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Moving, Knitting, Traveling, Oh My

The move is done.  Vacation in New Jersey with family was wonderful in spite of the weather--rain, clouds, rain, humidity, more rain, more clouds.  But our in-law apartment is not done.  So much for the middle of September finish.  I know I am a creature of habit and I like my routine and order.  It isn't living in someone else's home. 

But on a happier note, I have signed up for Kathy Shaw's Basic Crazy Quilt Class 101.   Most of my quilting supplies and all of my embellishments are in storage.  So I made an emergency run to Joann's for some basic supplies.
I will need to order some silk ribbon, lace and sequins on-line.  But at least I can start.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Here I come

When I woke up this morning, I was planning what to pack next.  I didn't even realize that we turned the page on the calendar.  August is a blur of boxes, packing, discarding, rethinking.  We are scheduled to move into an in-law apartment with daughter #2 this month.  The construction is not finished. Hopefully we will be able to move in sometime in October.   Our things are going into storage.  In the meantime we will be nomads. 

Since we will be in the car a lot, I should be able to catch up with some knitting.
I must admit   I can't wait to be settled and unpacked.


AUGUST

Knitting

Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--maybe next month
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #3 Leftover Jelly Roll Lap Quilt--packed away
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM--waiting for new machine
  • Block 6 of Toile Design
Read
  • Return to Sullivan Island,  Needles and Pearls,  Firefly Lane
PACK PACK PACK--almost done

SEPTEMBER

MOVE
Vacation in New Jersey
Judy's Quilt Challenge:  #9--Guild Sampler--packed away in one of many boxes
Knitting:

  • Maize Mitts #4
  • Vanilla Socks
  • Jarita  

Reading

  • Firefly Lane


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

What will August Bring!!!

The packing is moving along.  We will take a break this weekend for a wedding in Philadelphia.  I am pleased with progress I have made so far.

Since I have some long distance traveling, I should make some progress with my knitting plans.  


JULY

Knitting


Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--on hold
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #11 Revolutionary Flare  given to charity
  • Moda  Camping Path A--WIP
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM
  • Block 5 of Toile Design
  • Free standing lace ornaments for Fran
Read
  •  True Colors   Return to Sullivan Island
PACK PACK PACK

AUGUST

Knitting
  • Yarnathon
    • Q2 Socks
    • Avens 
    • Vancouver Fog Mitts

Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--I hope
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #3 Leftover Jelly Roll Lap Quilt--packed away
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM
  • Block 6 of Toile Design
Read
  • Return to Sullivan Island
PACK PACK PACK