Monday, July 28, 2014

Making and Doing and not making and not doing

It's hard to have a full-time job and be a full-time mom. I'm really discovering that now. It's really, extra hard to find time to do any crafting, whatsoever.

I'm trying to remedy that as stitching is something that relaxes me and enhances my life.

I have been doing more knitting, lately. Knitting is so easy to carry with me. I have yet to find a more practical, portable project than a sock or a hat. I also love knitting in public. I get so many comments and excited looks that it just satisfies that performer in me. I do a lot of knitting at work, on breaks, at lunch and when I can get away with it, at webinars at my desk. I just started a pair of toe-up socks and can't wait to try Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel.

I have also managed a bit of time for the odd sewing project. I made a tote bag for my mother-in-law as a gift when she came to visit at the end of May. It turned out okay. I drew my own pattern and it was a little wonky on one side, but... hey... it's an original.

I recently joined a quilting bee: We Bee With It and this month's assignment was scrappy Greek Cross blocks. Here's how they turned out:

I can't wait to make more - I knew that joining a bee would force me to turn on the sewing machine at least once a month. I apparently need that kind of outside motivation to do something that I love to do. Sad.

I can't wait to have more to blog about. I'm gonna try to link up to some folks later, if I can remember how.



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