Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A WISP

WISP::Work in Slow Progress

Before all the excitement about the new house and the drudgery of painting it, actual sewing took place around here.

I started these blocks this summer, kitted some pieces up to take when we went on vacation, and finished six or seven blocks. Some of them still smell of sunblock and that brings back memories of hard sunshine and the wind coming off the water in Maine. Isn't it odd how smells can do that to you?

Anyway, I finished the last two and I'm going to stop here. The blocks finish at about 8 1/2 inches, so this will be just the right size for a table topper or a wall hanging. I have just the right fabric picked out for lattice strips and a border, a beautiful repro blue stripe, but alas, I am also going to use the blue in another project, and I'd like to make sure I have enough to finish THAT one, so these little squares are going in a box until we move and I'm able to start machine sewing again.

The weather continues cold, gray, and dreary here. More snow is expected Thursday afternoon into Friday, so if the prediction stands, we could be looking at yet another snow day. I've had enough of January, thank you very much.

I'm itching, simply itching to start something new, but that would involve pulling fabric out of boxes I've begun packing and I just can't bring myself to do that. For now, I'm going to have to be content to work on the socks I have on the needles.

7 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I like it so much.

kathyroloff said...

Your blog is "new to me" and I am enjoying your writing and quilting style. I am also a quilter that likes to forge my own path occasionally, and draft something a little different. This year, after learning to knit when I was six, I took a sock class and have been a sock knitting fiend ever since. I appreciate the links to some interesting sock patterns. Thanks for sharing, kathy

LuAnn said...

Your blog is new to me, too. I am a fellow hoosier. Love the quilt blocks, and I wouldn't mind seeing more of your reno...It is all crafty (sort of). Love the paint color.

Anonymous said...

Love those blocks you've done a great job on them,
Sue...

Jennifer said...

This is coming along beautifully! I can appreciate the desire to start new projects and the reality of not being able to for practical reasons, but I can tell that the new house WILL be wonderful once you're over the painting hump and there'll be lots of new projects (and beautifully finished old projects) to enjoy.

Meredith said...

Just checking in to say Hi, Hope everything is well. Missing your posts.

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