Last week I got a burst of energy and repainted the kitchen, and it looks nice and clean and fresh and ready for the holidays. I got rid of a lot of clutter, cleaned out cabinets, the oven, and the fridge. It wiped me out though, and I felt like I had been dragged through a knothole backwards (my Grandma used to say this quite often, with her feet propped up after a long, hard day.)
So here's what I'm messing around with this week. I had a gift certificate and bought a bundle of 30's reproduction fabrics from my local fabric store. This wouldn't have been my first choice but honestly there was nothing else to pick from. The owner really needs to step up her game and start ordering some new lines of fabric. There is so much out there to choose from and she keeps bringing in the same old
I'm almost done with my family signature blocks. When I started this quilt a few months back, I figured I had plenty of time before Thanksgiving to finish it up so everyone could sign it. Oooops. I need to get a move on.
Now, not only do I have my own WIPs to finish, but I decided to take on something that was started by someone else. Nothing big, and I'm enjoying it. But really, another WIP and it's not even mine?
More on this next time.
The big chunky ribbed crochet blanket is about halfway done and I LOVE it. I would like to add some faux fur like the throws they sell at Pottery Barn. I feel a hack coming on. No picture this time, because it looks almost exactly like the picture from my last post, and I don't want to bore you with the same old baloney, just warmed over (Grandma again). Do you guys have family sayings or quotes that get repeated over and over like that? Or lines from movies. "I'll have what she's having"(When Harry Met Sally) or "You're killing me Smalls" (Sandlot), are a couple that usually find their way into our conversations, along with song lyrics, which must be sung while you're at it. I dunno, maybe we're just weird like that.
I also started a crocheted scarf using Berroco Flicker in an indigo blue. It has silver threads throughout and is quite soft, but the stitch definition is not very pronounced, despite trying out three different patterns.
Not quite what I expected so far, but it's better than a kick in the butt with a frozen boot (Grandpa).