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Some people have “rules” about what they do on certain days of the week. You know them – it’s the “Tuesdays are for spinning” folks. I think this is a good idea, ya’ll know how I like rules to keep my projects in line. This rule doesn’t work in my world, howevah, due to one tiny problem – I don’t spin. And, a note to you
bunnycrack spin addicts, don’t even try to get me started with spinning, I’m all set with hobbies.
So, my most neglected hobby lately is
scrapbooking quilting. I used to be completely addicted to quilting. I couldn’t go a day without sewing some patch to another patch. Then knitting entered my life and, well, you know the rest, you’ve heard it all before. However, I still love quilts and to get quilts I have to actually quilt now and again. Duh. Therefore, I have made a new rule. (insert imaginary drumroll here, please)
The results of this rule will be tremendous. I
might actually will finish the Morning Star quilt for my bed before the weather gets cold again. I might actually will finish the Pinwheel quilt for the dining room table. I might actually will start AND finish a new Log Cabin quilt. Best of all, I won’t have to hear any crap from the Hungry Quilters about knitting at quilt night.
I even have a picture to show you that I’m serious about this new rule.
That, my blog readers, is a Longaberger Small Serving Tray (did I mention that my new baskets had come in?) filled with 2″ strips ready to become a Log Cabin quilt. I actually went to quilting last night and spent my time ironing and cutting these scraps. I also helped Lois sew the binding on a quilt she made for a church raffle. I figure this way she’ll owe me and
have to want to help me with my quilt since this is a wedding gift and I need it done by September 10th. I think I’m off to a great start and I’m charging my readers with keeping me honest and on track with my commitment to quilting once a week. If I drop the ball, feel free to dope slap me.
Want to know something else? The real reason I’ve been quilting and knitting and working like mad is to provide me with a distraction from this! It’s been sitting in my office since last Tuesday and I still have to wait 2 more days before I can open it. The Harry Potter fans out there feel my pain, I’m sure. The torture is
almost unbearable. Knitting and quilting are my only sources of relief.
Speaking of knitting (yeah, cuz, Hi! this is a knitting blog) I haven’t touched the socks since Tuesday because what little knitting time I had yesterday was devoted to the never-ending Leaf Lace Shawl and, starting the Log Cabin quilt because, after all, Wednesdays are for Quilting. But, I have to show you how cute the sock looks in this basket. It’s the perfect size for a carry-along sock project, doncha think?