Monday, January 21, 2013

Best-Laid Plans...and all that...

You see, I was planning on finishing my Curio quilt top and backing on these 4 days I've had off.  But it just ain't gonna happen.  Too many distractions and interruptions and new projects and several other excuses reasons.  Criminey!

It's okay, will get done very soon.  I actually sat down to sew today but it is very cold and windy outside and this apartment is drafty...I can feel the draft through the window...and Naomi Janome is cold and my scissors are cold...doesn't really help my cold hands at all.  So.  I will stay out of my cold bedroom.  I actually had the quilt top done on Saturday, and then several hours later, I noticed that one row was totally messed up.  Block A is supposed to alternate with Block B...not be next to another Block A!!!    So, I reverse sewed it and put it back together the correct way.  

Here's a photo of the layout...

Remember (in my previous post), I wrote that knitting is my therapy?  Well, I took some time to knit a doll sweater yesterday!  My dear blogging friend, Cathy, sent me some patterns, so I sat down and tried one out.  I made this sweet little sweater for my Waldorf-inspired doll, made and given to me by Cathy.  It was a very simple pattern...and fun to knit all in one piece.  

Here it is on Aubrey (and Aubrey was her name)...perfect fit!

I may knit more of these and try to sell them.  Win/win!  (therapy/$$)

When I am nearing completion (well, sometimes way before that) of my current project, I start giving serious thought to the next one.  Will it be something new or something I have on my list?  ohboy.  Does this happen to you?  It happened to me on of my many distractions.  ~grin~  I have had this fabric for over a year...Echo by Lotta Jansdotter...and am really excited about working with it.
It is my next project...and I know what I am going to do with it...YAY!  No thinking involved with this one...a simple patchwork quilt!  

Hope you're having a good Monday!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


Farm Girl said...

I love the color of that little sweater. Too bad about the quilt top but I do know how that goes. I was wondering if you were going to get this very, very cold weather that is dropping down from Canada. It sounds like it. Try and stay warm. It is so hard to sew when my hands get cold.
Have a nice day today.

moosecraft said...

I'm kinda done with winter too... but, since it won't go away (on command) Im trying to make the best of it. Maybe pin a quilt over the window until your sewing area warms up a bit? Curio looks fabulous!