Would you believe that I have two quilts on the design wall today. When I got the D9P on the wall I saw that it was going to be a lot bigger than I wanted. So I didn’t cut up the last 6 9 patches and am planning on sashing them as a separate quilt. The smaller one is going to get a 5” border, the larger one will have a 3” border so they will be about the same size. This week I will begin sewing the blocks together and cut the sashing and border fabric. I must be humming right along.
And it hasn’t been easy. On Friday DH and I went to the movies and saw Maleficent. I am not an Angelina Jolie fan but I really liked her in this movie. Anyway, we were away all day so no sewing or knitting happened. Then on Saturday I woke up almost unable to step on my left leg, my hip really. This had happened a few months ago and then got better but I didn’t like it any more this time than last. Today it has been some better and I am able to get around with the use of a “cane,” something I fashioned to use as a cane. I am trying to not overdo.
So one of my sitting down projects has been this sweater. However I am almost done with it. I have started the bind off and am about 3/4 done. I guess it is about time to start reading the pattern for the next sweater. I didn’t do it this time because there were things I didn’t understand. I hope I will do better this time.
One of my other “sitting” tasks was to figure out what owls I haven’t made. There is only one more coming but I seem to have 4 missing. It was kind of neat when I figured out how to check off the pictures in a PDF. Anyway, while I am sewing blocks together I am going to try to concentrate on these owls and see if I can get them all completed.
If I am up and moving tomorrow I will be doing laundry and dishes but believe me I’ll also be working on my projects. Hope you will, too. Gari
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