This is the reason I have been absent from my blog, and my studio. Most of you have seen her picture in the header of this blog but last weekend we had the first chance to be with her in person. She lives almost 1000 miles away from us and at only 9 months is quite unable to come for visits with us. She is the daughter of our DS#3 and his very sweet wife.
Even her Grandpa was entranced by her.
And I loved this picture as Elsa eats and Ponce keeps watch over, or under, her.
And just in case you think this will be all the pictures I will be sharing, think again. I have a few more and, thankfully, her mother keeps taking and sharing even more.
I did try to use my time wisely. I had some time to myself and spent it sourcing out yarn shops. I found two and did myself proud with these purchases. Then, on the way home we just happened to go by Mary Jo’s in Gastonia, NC. Well, we didn’t exactly “go by”. When I realized that we would be there during open hours I gave myself 30 min to shop for fabrics for a the new BOM Carol Doak is running. And, yes, I was in and out in 30 min.
The three on the right are batiks. I never have enough background fabrics and then there are just some that call out to me while I am passing. And the purple, well, I really need a Halloween tablerunner and placemats. Will I have them done this month? Who knows?
Of course I need to say that we also did some antiquing on our trip and one of the things I found was this acrylic box. It is about 30” high and 36” deep with three shelves and the perfect place to store my yarn.
I started this sock prior to our trip but since getting back I have completed the heel flap and am currently working on the gusset (the hardest part for me to understand). I forgot to split the yarn into two balls so I can’t start the second sock until I get this one done.
I have a couple of other knitting projects started: I like to have one in the the house, one in the studio and one to work on when I get bored of everything else.
And what about quilting? Well, I have two new BOMs to start and one to finish plus the two that are still ongoing. I have one quilt top still waiting on the frame. So after I get some household chores done I am going to be sewing, quilting, and knitting. See what fun I have!
Hope you are having fun, too. Gari