Sunday, June 29, 2014

Back Home & Slow Starting

I am back home from visiting my mother and celebrating her birthday. I was there for 3 days and the first 2 were spent just sitting around and talking.  It was very relaxing and fun.  But by the third day we were both ready to get out and have someone else fix the food.  We shopped and ate before returning home to sit and talk some more.  All in all I drove 982 miles and was ready to get back home to hubby, puppies, cats and birds all of whom seemed happy to have me back.

ready to quiltWhile I was on the road I took inventory of what I thought I needed to get done and when.  So the first thing I did when I finally got into the studio (lots of naps going on here) was to load this quilt.  I still need to wind some bobbins and hope to get that and the first stitches started on Monday.

stick stitching 2I even started stitching the branches on the owl block.  I didn’t realize how difficult it was going to be to see which branch needed stitching.  I still have 2 corners to go and I did pull out the next block to see what I needed to make it’s frame but I haven’t started working on it yet.

Instead I cleared the cutting table and put pieces of flannel on there to decide what I will be making with them.

new sweaterI also have been spending time with my knitting.  I have been working my way down the yoke of this sweater.  It is hard to see the the color, brown with orange highlights, but I love it.  I am not hurrying to get this one done anytime soon, I am just enjoying  the process.

I also have been knitting on my new socks, which you can see here, and it is fun to be back knitting them.  I plan to be looking for some really bright yarn for the next pair: I wear Birks and Crocs so in the winter socks are a must and what's better than sock I knit myself?

My plans for this week are to get the above projects moving along and then to work on a plan for the projects that have deadlines (more than I care to have).  Remember I have 3 family babies on the way, a quilt show to get ready for, and, of course, there is Christmas.  I need to get organized RIGHT NOW!!

Have a great week and be sure to drop by Patchwork times to check out the creativity of others.  Gari


Bonnie said...

It looks to me that you have some good starts going there. I never noticed (or don't remember) the little owls on the orange fabric. They really look cute with your fabric. Enjoy your week.

Kathie said...

Orange usually isn't my color but love the owls with the orange.

Lindah said...

Wow! Where did you ever find a machine that will sew thru twigs and branches?!!! :-)

Jennifer said...

Good luck making progress on your projects. That owl quilt on your frame is really cute!

Kate said...

Good luck with all your projects, you definitely have a full plate.