So Much Yarn

Whenever I finish a project it takes eons for me to get truly inspired by another one. And yet I must have something to do, otherwise I will start screaming madly at the weather and that is pointless. Truly pointless. The sun is finally shining today and we didn’t get 12 inches of snow as…

Some Things Just Can’t Be Finished

This is one of those things. I did finish this “shlanket” night before last. This is Outline by Beata Jezek from Hedgehog Fibres. Both of them are, the pink and blue one being the first I started knitting and the red/pink/gold one I like. The lightish one, no. Last night, while putzing around with it,…

How’d That Happen?

A couple of days ago, I decided to take my leftover scraps from this quilt and slap them down on Vilene. Here I am, thinking I’m so creative and I’ve found a way to make an “art” piece and I’m excited by the prospect. Well ………. I finished it yesterday. I must say all those…

Change Please

I keep looking at the weather forecast. Then I whimper. I keep hoping it will change and the major Nor’Easter they keep talking about will go away. It’s March, not December or January or February. I know. We always get a snowstorm the middle of March. When the Roman dude said “Beware the Ides of…

Playing Around

That’s definitely a picture of playing around. I decided one day to just pick up bits of color and embroider them down to a piece of Vilene – which is this stabilizing sort of stuff that disintegrates in water. Then I did something typical for me – I used a steam iron on it. Not,…

Another New Project …..

I don’t need to start something new. I need to finish at least one of the 5 projects already on my needles. But see, this yarn is sitting here and it’s pretty and I want to knit with it. So I am. So there. This is Lark by Quince and Co. in Canvas. When I…

A Life in Provence or Maine

Okay so I don’t live my life in Provence. I did want to though, years ago. Now I probably wouldn’t do it but in 2000 I would have gone there in a flash. Alone. Nobody else in my family thought it was a good idea to go live in a place where you couldn’t speak…

Working

These two pieces of fabric make up my Diamond quilt top. Today I’m going to machine quilt it. I’m nervous. At one point I had a Bernina with the BSR and I quilted 4 king-size quilts and one twin size on it. It wasn’t easy and I don’t think the stitch regulator helped me all…

What I Can Do and What I Cannot

I think I can wait until Maine looks like this photo again. I think I can I think I can I think I can. Since our big snowstorm that dumped this in my driveway I have spent time on the phone and computer looking for someone to clear it out. No. There is no one…

Complaining Won’t Shift Snow

Weather is so boring. I’m sick to death of weather. And today? More weather is on its way. We’re supposed to get another foot of snow. I’m like, uh, what? After only small snowfalls of less than 3″ for the entire winter, we get 5 feet in a few days? Hello? I’m going to do…

Sigh

If you were here, you’d move. As soon as possible. It isn’t snowing a lot – it’s snowing a HELL of a lot. It’s hard to say how much snow there is on the ground right now. I’d say around 14″ but it’s all drifted from winds last night so it’s hard to say. There…

Penguono Feathers Removed, Quilting To Do and Books Read

Guess I don’t have to write anything now because my title says it all. Too bad, I’m going to write anyway. It’s colder than a witch’s tit here today. I mean I’m super tired of wanting to turn the boiler on and then telling myself to save the oil for later on. It’s been super…