I just feel like life is a roller-coaster with little nuggets of time when I can just sit on my own and meditate over some kind of project.
I'll get back to the second sock now. I cast it on in the good light yesterday afternoon. It's pretty dark yarn which is difficult to see in artificial light, although once you get into the rhythm of the pattern you can work in lower light conditions.
The Battenberg Blanket is nearly half way done now. I'm on row 6 of the 15 rows but all the coloured squares are done. So by my calculations I need another 54 cream squares. I have nearly six balls of yarn left which will do 36+ squares. I'll need extra for the borders too..... Again this is a meditative make because the individual squares are so simple and Cherry Heart's Sandra has done a great tutorial for joining the squares together.
On the stitching front I made a little accordian pouch
(Shabby Fabrics Tutorials)
They are based on similar ideas -so we shall see. I would like to make one that doesn't have an equivalent number of swear words to stitches. I know how to make it now (the pattern is very poor).
Both of these were made from Tilda Fabrics which are incredibly expensive in comparison with other quilting fabrics so little projects are less painful on the budget than a full quilt would be.
My black hen has decided to go broody so I just have white eggs at the moment.
Actually I think I'll make a frittata as there are a large number of eggs in the kitchen which need using. Maybe a Victoria Sponge too.
There is curry tonight for tea (leftovers from last night), it is made with coconut milk which I love. If I can haul my idle butt off the sofa I'll make some bolognese sauce and portion it up for the freezer so there is just the pasta to cook when I get home from work.
I've enjoyed these past two days which have come at a time when everything seems to be a blur of activity. I can't multi task like I used to and my brain aches when I don't have the choice.
The Hand Quilting Workshop I ran on Saturday was a hive of activity and chatter until the ladies started stitching. The whole place went silent as they fell into deep concentration. Hilary and I thought we should have done a before and after blood pressure reading as the calm descended on the stitchers. I might bring one of the monitors from work and test that out!
Will and Alex went to Caister to visit Alex's grandparents this weekend so I was on kitten/rabbit/hen duty. All survived I'm happy to report. I can hear the key in the back door - here are Will and Alex to collect their keys so I'll sign off now.
Happy stitching everyone.
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