Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Chaos

Another couple of weeks where I have been preoccupied with family, houseguests, Thanksgiving  and various interruptions!!!  We had two Thanksgiving feasts.  One was the Saturday before official turkey day.  All of my cherubs(4) and their spouses/sweeties(4), two lively puppies, and three grandchildren, of which two are very, very active were all home to celebrate.  Thanksgiving Day was more low key with just three of us.  But the cooking was just as involved.  I won't be wanting turkey for awhile.  I wasn't able to touch my knitting or quilting for the better part of the week.  But I did manage to work on a puzzle with a few darlings.  We had fun working on it together.
I have an unfortunate habit of over-extending myself.  I am going to work on it and set more realistic goals.  I am not rushing the New Year but I love the idea of a fresh slate.
Today the Big Guy asked when I was going to start baking Christmas cookies!!!!  I am still trying to recover from Thanksgiving(s)!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

No Excuses

I would like to think that I have been busy finishing projects with no time to blog.  But not true.  I haven't made much if any progress on any project.since my last post.

My Hermione Socks are waiting to be picked up and worked on.
And the ever-not-to-done Mitered Square blanket mocks me from its corner!!
But I did finish the blanket stich on my first machine applique piece.

The reason I for not being more productive is this:
My work area needs a major clean up!!  I get to a point where I need order and tidiness.  I think I know what I am doing this afternoon.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November To Do List

I knew my list from October was far more than I would accomplish.  There was a travel week and a week that I was under the weather.  And when I originally wrote October's list, I was planning projects that would take me to the end of the year.

  1. Celtic Cowl for Class
  2. Guernsey Triangle Shawl
  3. Sue's Simple Socks
  4. Hermoine socks (2)
  5. Erinn's Quilt--needs binding and a label
  6. Metro Rings Quilt--still looking for border fabric
  7. Tiny Owl
  8. Black and White String Quilt--not yet
  9. Embroidery Quilt BOM--still behind
  10. Great American Aran Afghan--still behind 
  11. Nimue Wrap--in progress
  12. Cables and Columns Scarf--not started
  13. 30 Hexipuffs for Beekeepers Quilt--maybe not
  14. Project bags for knitting--again still behind
  15. Joy of Life BOM--now becoming a life long project
November 2015
  1. Little Mr. C's earflap hat
  2. Nimue Wrap
  3. Hermoine's Socks (2)
  4. Embroidery Quilt BOM
  5. Aran Afghan BOM
  6. Erinn's Quilt
  7. Black and White String Quilt
  8. Project bags for knitting