Long time no see! Evidently I took a blog vacation....unintentionally. I made a lot of plans for the coming year and getting started implementing, and scheduling them all, took time. I did a budget, a project rotation for crafts and the house and some bucket list items. I'm still tweeking the craft rotation but I have gotten quite a bit done.
I finished the sample mosaic crochet mug rug and it turned out okay but the border wanted to curl up
I also finished the Choose Happy XS piece.........it will get framed eventually when I find a frame......
I finished another one and final finished it too.........a Halloween ornament........another free pattern from Colorado Cross Stitcher......
I made an Iowa Hawkeye pillowcase for my SIL's birthday too but I forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it off in the mail. His birthday is tomorrow.............
I only have 5 more rows on my heel flap for sock #1.....it didn't get a lot of attention this week.
I final finished another ornament....my goal is one per week until they are all done............
This is my next "close to a finish" project I'm working on. There was another one but I ran out of floss so it is on order......this one actually has quite a bit to go..............his name is Stu by Teresa Kogut.............
I worked on Elizabeth's Squirrel and Auntie's Sewing Box but there's not enough to show really....I did finally get my fabric dyed for Winter but it took several tries and I ended up adding some brown dye to tone it down a bit but now it is perfect! The pattern called for a green for the word Winter so I started and got about 3 letters done and it was alright but the picture I fell in love with did not show green letters. I was going to do ecru but it is used elsewhere in the pattern so...........I tore out the green and found a pale pink and that is what I am using............the green was very bright and I see no green in this photo for the word Winter....
The only other craft I worked on was my Christmas quilt. I was able to install the walking foot I had with my other machine and it works! I tried quilting but tore it out because that particular "plan" was going to be too difficult. I've decided to do diagonal lines across the quilt which I should be able to do without having to mark lines.....we'll see! I've decided to use weekends for quilting once football is over! LOL!
I've also discovered my piano height is adjustable so I won't need to get a separate bench/chair! I've been practicing 30 minutes a day except on weekends. I got a catalog in the mail from The Great Courses. They're having a sale...any course for $30 until February. I am signing up for Spanish as learning a 2nd language has been on my bucket list for years!
Other than that I have been doing some deep cleaning and organizing and plan to continue with that during the week. It's seen progress! This week my doctor gave me the go ahead on some additional foods. I made cookies and also a tuna noodle casserole which was really good and so far hasn't bothered me....yay! I will still stay away from nuts, seeds and things with skin on them.
I hope you had a great week!
Wowza, you have been so busy. You are such an inspiration, learning a language, practicing piano playing and all these crafts on top of spring cleaning. The little Halloween ornament is very cute. I’m sure Winter will be stunning when finished. Have a lovely week and good luck with sampling more foods, so frustrating not knowing what’s causing the upset.
Best Wishes on learning Spanish. I've tried DuoLingo several times but I never stick with it. I really need a scheduled class. Otherwise I always put it off for "later". Congratulations on all your planning.
You've made great use of your time away from blogland. So many nice projects. Look forward to watching your progress on Winter. And Stu is looking quite handsome.
My 2023 wish list includes learning spanish as well! I'm thinking about taking a class at community college- self paced for me means blowing it off forever. A course with a grade is accountability!
I love the stitches you are working on! I always enjoy seeing them!
Sometimes I get curling on my crochet if I don't have enough chains or stitches at the corners. Maybe try DC, DC, Ch2, DC, DC in the corner stitch? or if you already have 2 on either side of the corner chain, do three?
Goodness, you've been busy and have accomplished a lot. I wish I could set up and stick to any kind of schedule or routine but doesn't seem to suit me, so I just go with the flow every day. :)
Dang girl! You accomplished a lot. Mosaic crochet is fun. I lived doing the Havana blanket in it. But, counting is a must. I know I had to rip our many times doing mine. Your xs is always a pleasure for me to see. Glad to see your back to quilting. You do such great work
Love you newsy update and you are working on so many different projects - so cool. I am glad you are still doing so well and yay for new foods being added to your diet. I have trouble playing the piano because of back problems, but I think I could manage 15 minutes a day. You have inspired me to give it a go once again.
More stitches in the corners and it will lay flat! You have been busy!
"Winter" color is absolutely gorgeous!
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