One week in to our stitch-along and my daughter and I are both really enjoying working on our autumn samplers. The colours are beautiful and there are lots of nice little details. Rose is working upwards from the middle ...
Friday, 11 September 2020
I'm feeling particularly achey this week (it would be nice if my immune system could work out that it doesn't still need to fight Covid) and it's been hard to do things. At times like this, it's easy to just concentrate on the 'must dos' like cooking and eating - not much fun when you're exhausted and you can't taste the food anyway. It helps to just try to think "what do I feel like doing?" and then go with that, even if it means starting yet another new project.
So, yesterday I catalogued 58 knitted squares. This is what happens when you're the mother of an archivist, you start listing your world. Actually, this was something I've been wanting to do for months. It all started with this ...
|Shades 801 - 812|
|Shades 813 - 824|
Shades 825 - 836
Then I put together some simple diagonal stripes ...
Monday, 7 September 2020
During my Covid summer, I've been doing quite a lot of stitching. My concentration levels are pretty variable and it helps to have different projects on the go so that I can find something to do, depending on how well I feel. I have to break any activity down into lots of small stages now and that's how I approach my crafts too.
Early in the summer I made several small quilts, mostly from books by Kathleen Tracy, who is my favourite quilt designer. This first one is proudly labelled as my plague quilt as I made it when I was first ill.
Monday, 31 August 2020
I've been slowly going through all the boxes and baskets in my overcrowded store of yarn and finished projects. All sorts of things came to light, including lots of bits and pieces I'd forgotten about for years.