Monday, October 22, 2012

Groovin'

My million projects are coming along.   I discovered Madame Samm's Blog Hops, and I'm busily working on my Holiday Pillow for the Blog Hop - it has to be ready to show sometime between November 21 and 30th (my birthday week!),  and - although I am not 'hopping' in this project, I am also making coin purses that I'll reveal during the UR Priceless Blog Hope from November 5 to 13.    
I also 'joined' a Quilt-a-long with 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks, and I've completed the first braid for my braid quilt.   I need to get to the fabric store tomorrow to buy my sashing fabric and, of course, I need to get the other braids done.    I think they will go more quickly than this one did, as I had lots of beginner's frustration and had to rip out more than a few seams along the way.   But, however frustrating the process, I'm happy with the way the first one turned out!    Just don't look into the bedroom I use for my sewing projects . . . it is beyond messy.
The weather here has been fine and chilly, although we had a sudden rain and hail storm tonight, and they are talking about temps in the 80's by mid-week.    I went to the shooting range today and did okay-ish.     I made vegetable beef soup for dinner, and have a squash in the oven, planning to make squash soup tomorrow.     Another knitted scarf is more than half-way done.   
 AND I voted tonight - I am eligible now for an absentee ballot, one of the advantages of being OLD! The cooler weather and early darkness seem to get me moving!



6 comments:

sue in mexico mo said...

LOL It wore me out just reading this You sure are busy.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Good morning honey
Wow I am so proud of you accomplishing all of these wonderful projects.
I have always wanted to learn to knit but have no place near here to go for lessons.
After reading your side bar I realized we sure do need to be neighbors we have sooooo much in common.
All my life I have dreamed of living somewhere that I could fly fish. haha Considering I don't even know how is really funny.
We must keep in touch more.
Love
Maggie

Carrie P. said...

Can't wait to see your blog hop projects. I thought about doing the pillow but just don't have the time. The braid quilt along looks interesting.
We have early voting here but I am going to wait until the official day.

AntKaybe said...

lol - I'm having a hard time convincing my Mom it's ok to sign the envelope on her absentee ballot.

Val said...

I love all the projects you have on the go. Your hand stitching sure looks neat. I missed signing up for future hops. I guess I was too excited about my first one. I will try to look in on your blog hop projects when the time comes.

SIMPLESEW said...

Ditto on that, for someone that has a list of todo's on her blog,, MY GOODNESS. thanks for stopping by my blog today, You have a new friend !!!