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Monday, 13 January 2020

Quilting Withdrawal...

Yikes...13 days into the new year, and I have no quilt on the go!  It seems so odd to walk into a quiet and tidy sewing room.  The Bernina looks so forlorn :(

This does not mean that I have been idle, in fact it's the very opposite.  I have been working steadily at updating the checkout section of my thread website. If any of you do your own site, then you know how long this takes:  forever and a day.  Thankfully, I think I have it whittled down now to just "forever", so progress is being made.  It's tedious work, and I know if I start a quilt, I will not be able to leave it alone.  I am a finisher when it comes to sewing.  I am hoping to have all the computer work done in another week or so, and then I will dig out my boxes of silk for a new church banner.  I haven't even allowed myself to see what's in my silk stash. My hands have not been idle, either.  My great-niece Taylor came on the weekend, and we had a great time making clothes for her American doll, Lucy.  Hubby even got talked into cobbling matching sandals for her summer outfit!
 Lucy left snuggled in her new winter coat and scarf, which she sure needed for our current weather.
And when I need a break from the screen, my hands are kept busy knitting.  I am on the foot of one sock, and about half-way finished a slouchy toque.
For some reason I don't have the need to finish every knitting project I start, so I expect once the website is updated, the knitting will languish until next Christmas!


  1. Socks are an excellent way to keep your hands occupied while doing tasks that require a fair bit of "watching paint dry". Your yarn looks very nice. You might want to finish them so you can wear them. Meanwhile, I'm glad Lucy has a nice warm coat.

  2. Lucy is so lucky, I remember sewing doll's clothes and the smaller they are the more fiddly.Love her coat. And silks for a banner, that will be so fitting to use the fabrics, they glow.

  3. Lucy looks very smart in her new outfits! That sock yarn is rather those colours.

  4. I hate when things like that takes so long. Love the little bits you are working will get back to things. I am thinking January is a breather for many of us to regroup!