Monday, February 29, 2016

Mandala Monday and Monthly Review

  • Work on Seedcrone!  
  • Schedule a writing meet up Been under the weather for too long!
  • Do my Bee Hive swap block and get it mailed out on time And can't wait for March block 
  • Finish up the Bonnie Hunter quilt and decide on my next quilt project
  • Order yarn for Knit, Swirl pattern Ordered and hopefully with pick up next week
  • Start working on Harley Quinn outfit
  • Finish purple socks Abandoned
  • No drive thru eating Almost, not quite, but a lot better
  • Continue with menu planning Planned whole month of February and will do the same for March
  • Sign up for next Chaotic Goddess swap Yep, and will order off Etsy tomorrow and start on the 'extras'
  • Read one book on home shelf
  • Send off my postcard to have printed for Liberate Your Art postcard swap did and in plenty of time for the deadline
  • Make some pin cushions
  • Start buying one new towel and one plant a month (don't ask)
  • Check out Old Navy for more dresses of course, it is a discontinued dress.  will see about making my own pattern for it.
  • Get design board reworked and hung up Did it!
  • Check on the status of my Dr. Who scarf and see what yarns I need to buy to complete Did it and have a digital copy of my chart listing too.
Overall, despite feeling like crap for the past two months (really body!), I did manage to get a lot done on my list.  So I am pleased with my progress.  Several of the things undone will be moved to March.

For March - 
  • Prep for Camp NaNoWriMo in April
  • Hot springs visit end of the month during Texter's spring break
  • Do my March Bee Hive block and get it out on time
  • Complete the Mystery Quilt
  • Complete the blocks released in March for Modern HST and RSC16 Challenge
  • Get Handmade Swap out
  • Work on Big Stitch Swap present
  • Play with the serger and make a top using it
  • Get the rest of the Harley Quinn materials and work on it
  • Tizer Gardens and greenhouse 'work'
  • Pick up yarn and start Knit/Swirl sweater
  • Start getting materials for yard and container gardening
  • Keep my journal(s) up-to-date in a more timely manner
  • Organize basement some
  • Attend Sleep Yoga class and put some the ideas into action for a better night's sleep
So I am off for another cup of coffee and to get my journal caught up with all the bits and pieces I have laying around.  I am looking forward to a 'better' month in March.

(Note:  my Red Robin tomatoes are starting to emerge!)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Week in Review - February 21 - 27

After letting it sit for a few weeks, I decided to unravel it.  The sock, made with two strands of yarn, was too bulky.  While I like the pattern, I didn't like how it came out.  So rather than waste more yarn and time on something I didn't like and probably wouldn't wear, I am using the yarn for something else.  Of course, it is proving a bear to unravel.  Figures.

But on an up-note, I did finish this...

So now I have the unicorn and giraffe hats done.  I have to say this was a fun and quick project and I like the quality of the yarn.  I would recommend this to anyone wanting a cute hat for a kid.  Two projects off my to-do list.

Also this past week I spent 3 hours 'playing' in a friend's studio.  She calls it working, but I come home with stacks of fabric and I get to organize someone, so for me it's fun.  I also came home with these pieces from a quilt she had started some time ago and no longer wanted.  I snatched it up as it would be welcome in my house.

Most of it are pieces of the panels cut up.  There are two pieces of fabric which I will be getting from her I plan on using as sashing and backing.  Now I have to figure out a layout for the pieces.

Otherwise this week:
  • Planted seeds
  • Signed up for the Big Stitch Swap 2
  • Mailed out my Liberating Your Art package for the swap
  • Books - 1 finished
  • Posts written - 4
  • Walked 51,783 steps or 74% of goal.  Only 23.68 miles
  • Postcard out to friend
For the upcoming week:
  • Monthly review and plans for March
  • Update planner and some journaling
  • Menu planning and grocery shopping
  • Greenhouse work at Tizer Gardens (hopefully)
  • Sleep Yoga class
  • Serger practice
  • Letter in mail to friend
Off for another cup of coffee and some breakfast!

Still Seedy

So, what didn't get planted last Sunday?

Carrots - a rainbow blend (for you know who)

Cucumber - Muncher
Peas - Tom Thumb Shell Pea and Oregon Sugar Pod II
Radish - White Icicle and Roxanne Hybrid
Squash - Little Dipper Hybrid (a smaller butternut variety) and Lakota Winter
Pumpkins - Jarrahdale (a blueish-green/grey pumpkin which is suppose to have a shorter growing season) and Small Sugar (screw jack-o-lanterns, I want to cook with them!)
Watermelon - Kleckley's Sweet (a heirloom melon - sorry, can't give up my Southerness and watermelons!)

Now for the real reason I started seed shopping - TOMATOES!

I have started my little Red Robin already and have a Snow White Cherry I picked up at the Museum of the Rockies with some other seeds.  But the real ones I wanted were all from the Dwarf Tomato Project of which I did some early testing over the years.

I love these plants.  Three to four feet tall, great in pots and stocky stems.  

This is a picture of one of the dwarf tomatoes back in 2011 I was growing and you can see it's covered in tomatoes.

But the dwarf tomatoes I picked to try here in Montana (based on suggestions by Craig too) are as follows:

  • Yukon Quest
  • Sleeping Lady
  • Wild Fred
  • Iditarod Red
  • Russian Swirl
  • Mr. Snow
  • Purple Heart
  • Lemon Ice
  • Kelly Green
  • Emerald Giant
  • Arctic Rose
  • Chocolate Lightning
As you can tell from some of the names, there were a few which were tested in Alaska, so I have hopes they will do well in Montana.

Actually, I fell to the planting bug and started 6 of each of the tomatoes on Friday.  Since I only have 20 seeds of each (except for Chocolate Lightning, where I only had 10 and planted them all), I started 6-8 of each, leaving plenty for replanting.

My goal is to get a couple of each for myself and then hand out the remaining to unsuspecting friends.  

I also fell victim to planting 3 elephant garlic cloves in a large container and added White Radishes on top.  Will see how that goes.

And the pumpkins and squash also got planted on Friday.  Or at least a few of the seeds did.  Once again, planted about 6-8 of each and then have some for (1) next season or (2) replanting.

An update later in the week!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Handmade Love Swap

It's time for another great swap!  I have received my 'partner' for this swap.  What is interesting is this time we are not swapping with each other, but someone 'new' will be sending me my swap present.

This time it's not about books, but about handmade items.  We sent a link to our Etsy wish list and are suppose to select something off our partners list.  And maybe something we make and other little goodies.  The anticipation is killing me and it just started!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mandala-less Monday - I'm A Seedy Character

Unusually warm temperatures here in Helena have prompted me to forget the fact I now live in Zone 4 and not Zone 7.  It's sad.  And my head knows there will be more snow in the next couple of months.  But my heart says "SOIL"!

Therefore, I have spent a ton on seeds since I now have a yard again.  My journal is full of plans for the tiny front yard and patio area we have to cram two large dogs, one soon-to-be-three-year-old and my desire for plants.  

Actually, with her birthday at the end of March, Lady K is going to be getting a sand box.  One we can cover over the winter.  Texter already realizes she will be spending lots of time on the front porch this summer so Lady K can play outside. Luckily, our wi-fi will reach her computer there!


While not quite to this stage in February in North Carolina, this was the end of April, 2012.

So you can see my impatience is a bit understandable.  Fifty something years of starting seeds in January and February is a hard habit to break.  And now that I have a yard!

First, I am going to build a long raised bed on our 'upper' level in the yard.  It will be "L" shaped so I can take advantage of some of the fence for cucumbers and peas (green, not field).  Tomatoes will be in containers on the patio area which will get sun from about 11 in the morning until later in the evening.   It's also sheltered and between two houses, so hopefully will create more heat for my little round babies.

There is also a circular area where a tree was removed.  I will use that area to plant my melons and pumpkins and let them run free.  I might start some asparagus in there too.  But I am going to have to figure out some way to edge it up about 6-12 inches and fill with compost.

Along the porch is a bed which I will have to empty out and replace the soil and I have the railings and room for hanging baskets.  So flowers will be coming too.

All my garden areas will also have to have some stakes and string to keep the dogs out.  They will have the lower level for pooping and peeing.  And being the couch potatoes they are, they will be hanging out on the porch with Texter.

Sunday (the 21st of February), I started some of my seeds indoors.  I plan on trying out the dense seeding method used by my NCTomatoMan, Craig LeHoulier.  It's worked for him for years and since my space is limited for inside sprouting, I thought I would give it a try.  You can check out his method in these videos here.  I really want to try this method since I bought a ton of his dwarf tomato seeds.

Lynn wasn't sure she was all that happy with my rearranging things.  I put up the card table in the corner of the kitchen.  The window is west facing and gets some nice light all day.  It is also right where there is a heating vent, so that area will stay warm.  The litter box is up under the table now and 'her' table, I dropped the leaves on and pushed against the wall.  Actually, what I did was tidy up the place and set up the card table.

I am also recycling some containers I picked up from work and from home.  That will save a bit on my costs, especially since I am planting basically one item in them.

This is my final outcome for the day.  I had some basil and rosemary I needed to get in pots.  Hopefully, they will make the transition from water to potting soil ok.

A list of what got planted - 

Lavender Lady (can't have too much lavender and this is one which is suppose to be good in pots, so maybe I can bring some inside and overwinter)
Basil - Dark Opal, Genovese, Summerlong and Sweet.  I still want to get some lemon basil and hopefully, these too, I can bring some inside over the winter.
Garlic Chives
Mammoth Dill
Common Thyme

Actually, all my herbs are in one roasting pan.

I started a bunch of lettuce and spinach in the other pans - 

Lettuce - All Year Round, Black Seeded Simpson, Looseleaf Blend, Mini-Greens Blend, Vulcan, and a Sweet Salad mix of Mesclun.  Actually, the mini-greens I plan on keeping indoors (I think).  They are suppose to be tiny micro-greens.

Spinach - Baby's Leaf Hybrid, Big Ruffles Hybrid, Bloomsdale Long Standing

So plenty of salads on the way.

I am trying something for the first time, which is onions - from seeds.  I have done onion sets for ages, but never from seed.  These are going to be for spring onions and not grown as big onions.  I have Tokyo Long White and Evergreen Long White.  These will be for cooking and salads.

My tomatoes, I am holding off on a bit (reluctantly).  But I did start my Red Robin tomatoes.  They are such a tiny plant to begin with (about 6-10 inches tall) and even if I have to put them in pots, they are still very small pots.  And I also started some peppers - Sweet Red, Pretty and Sweet Hybrid and Sweet Heat.

The next update will be on what I didn't start on Sunday!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Week In Review - February 14 - 20

The week started out with a trip to Bozeman and the Museum of the Rockies.  I can't wait to go back when the outdoor Living Museum section is open.

I finished up the week with my first hike in ages.  Check out the full review here.

In between, my seeds from Park Seeds and Victory Seeds arrived.  Along with a print copy of Epic Tomatoes by Craig LeHoulier (my tomato man!), I am so stoked to start gardening!

I also received the loan of a serger from my quilty friend, Kathleen.  I printed off the manual and am ready to give it a try.

This week - 
  • Books finished - seven
  • Posts written - seven
  • Steps walked - 62,191/28.44 miles or 89% of my goal
  • Trip to Broadwater to sweat out Savvy's cold in the sauna
  • Stretched and hung fabric panel
  • Redo did design board and hung
  • Sewed together the strips from the RSC16 challenge
The coming week -
  • Seeding corner set up in kitchen and first seeds started
  • Work with the serger
  • Work on family history some
  • Writing!
Off to make some breakfast and start my 'seedy' corner.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Good Day - Several Projects Done

I had several 'little' projects on my list to do.  A couple of them required I get a staple gun.  

So gun in hand (and Texter appeared out of nowhere when she heard the first staple going in and she took over on one project), I had gotten the stretcher bars a few days ago, and stretched a piece of Hoffman digital print fabric and made this...

It's 32 X 40 and for under $30 I have this huge picture now hanging over the couch in the living room.  Really makes the wall.  Now I need to get the panel for London and Paris and do the same to them.

The second job was more important.  I wanted to redo the flannel and hang it so I could use both boards.  Each half is 32 X 38 inches.  So now I have a board 64 X 38 for displaying blocks as I make them.  Hopefully, my job of hanging them keeps them on the wall.  Just don't look at the back!

With the boards done, I pulled out the blocks for the RSC16 Sampler and sewed them together into the rows.  Can't wait to see March's strip and what the final quilt will look like.

After all of this (and mopping the living room floor) and taking Savvy to the spa to sit in the sauna and try and get the gunk out of her head, I succumbed to the Splendid Sampler.  I was just going to look, but the first block was so cute.  And I am not really an appliqué person.  So I got sucked in.  Especially when I have 25 fat quarters of the Tula Pink Eden line coming in a couple of weeks.

Not the greatest job and it's not squared up yet, but I used some of the Elizabeth line to fussy cut the heart.  I'm happy with the results.

So all-in-all a good day with several items off my list.  Now for today!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Handmade Swap

I am so loving the swaps sponsored by Chaotic Goddess.  I have only participated in ones which included books, so I was a little hesitant to join up for this one.  I haven't done much on Etsy other than a couple of knitting/crocheting patterns.  But I did have a couple of sites 'favorited' and decided to spend a little time marking some more on Sunday.  There are some great stuff out there on Etsy.

For this swap consists of (1) an item from your partner's wish list off Etsy and (2) a few other 'goodies', preferably handmade.  I have a couple of ideas on #2 already, depending on my partner's tastes.

There is still time to sign up.  These swaps are a lot of fun. I have met some great ladies and continue to stay in touch with them. Join in the fun!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Week In Review - February 7 - 13

Managed to slip away Friday night for a quick drink at Triple Divide with Savvy.  This is my Queen of Hearts where I discovered Bordeaux Cherries.  Move over maraschino, there is a new game in town.

I was lucky enough to help a friend work on her studio.  We moved a couple of car loads of fabric and quilting 'stuff' to her new space.  Right now there is an antique bedroom suite in there until she gets the room at home cleaned out and can move it in.  It is definitely drool-worthy.  But since it is a family heirloom, I think she might notice it going missing.  I took home two large garbage sacks of non-quilting fabrics.  Lots of upholstery fabric which might be made into journal covers in the future for possible gifts.  Or maybe coasters.  There was some crepe-like fabric, enough for at least one top and maybe a skirt for Savvy for work.  The top would be for me.  But today I will probably pull out the definitely keeps from not-sure-about and get them stored away.

I was also fortunate enough to be taken to the Broadwater Hot Springs right outside town.  They have been renovating and the dressing room area is really nice.  Wet and dry sauna, hot tubs, and pools outside, all kept nice and toasty.  While outside in the pool, we were lucky to see a bald eagle fly by overhead.  Can't get much better than that.  It was so nice, I took Texter back on Thursday after her test to relax.  Savvy is going Tuesday!

Lady K had her first party at 'school' this Friday.  Think 30 3-4 year old children on sugar!  Glad I had to work.

I also went and ordered my yarn for a HUGE knitting project coming up.  I am really excited about this sweater.  But Lady K was in tow.  And she immediately found the display of the DMC Top This hat kits.  After my disappointment over the Paton's Yarnimals, these are a dream.  She picked out two (she wanted them all) and I have one done.  The other I will knit on while in the car going to the museum on Monday.

The kit comes with this cute little 'head', a big rubber button to help secure it inside the at and the ball of yarn is actually three different yarns spliced together.  A dream to knit and quick.  I did make the Adult Small size, which is big enough for Lady K and her big head and still leave some room for growth.  The giraffe is next to knit.

This kit would be a good first project for someone learning to knit in the round or using double pointed needles.

Yesterday I attended a class on the Cleopatra's Fan pattern.  I had pinned it months ago and had seen a quilt made using this pattern which I adored.  I will be posting more later on this pattern.

Otherwise, the following also happened...

  • Ordered postcards using one of my mandalas for a postcard swap in March
  • Ordered TONS of seeds for my tiny, tiny garden area
  • Finished 3 books
  • Wrote 3 posts
  • Walked 56,109 steps/25.66 miles or 80% of my goal

This coming week will be a bit odd as I have Monday off for President's Day.  So far, this is how the week will be shaping up.

  • Trip to Museum of the Rockies on Monday with Lady K, Texter and friend
  • Visit Broadwater with Savvy (who has a cold coming on, so it will probably be used to drive out the cold)
  • New book group - Wilderness Book Group - on Wednesday night
  • Getting another hat finished
  • Redo and hang design board
  • Get stretcher bars and hang two pictures (fabric panels stretched on the bars)
  • Quilting and sewing a top

Well, off to get another cup of coffee, start the first of many loads of wash and get moving on 'chores'.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Trying to Be An Adult Here

This is why it's so hard for me at times to be an 'adult' and make 'adult' decisions.  Decisions like how many QAL and KAL and 'any-alongs' I need/want to participate in.

I am really up to my eyes in WIP's and UFO's of all varieties.  And I just added a day long class on the Cleopatra's Fan pattern which I had pinned to Pinterest.  So why have I spent the past few days worried about the fabric I might need to participate in The Splendid Sampler?

After all, I have just started on fox faces with cat faces to follow.  Eighty foxes to be precise.  And the 'bad' thing about it is once I make a face, I then have two HST's to use.  After all, they are too big to throw away.  So that will be 160 HST's to use.

This is not mentioning the costumes I have to get ready in about 3 months.  Ssssooooo.....

I am going to try and be an adult.  I will just lurk and stalk the site and maybe do the blocks which really present an interesting technique.  Maybe....

Monday, February 08, 2016

Mandala Monday

I am feeling the need for spring.  Or rather the weather is feeling spring-like and I feel the need to start seeds indoors.  However, I have this nagging feeling Mother Nature is waiting for me to do just that and then dump about 24 inches of snow on top of them and drop the temperatures from the 40-50's to 0-10 degrees.

So I am plotting out my garden areas in the tiny yard and think I have it down in my mind.  And can't wait for the tulips I was given to come up.  I want to breathe in the scent of warming soil and compost.

In the meantime, I will dream of summer's past.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Week in Review - January 31 - February 6

I have been 'off my stride' for the past couple of weeks.  Actually, I am blaming it on the fact the coming year is the Year of the Monkey and the Monkey is already playing games.  This year's Monkey is a Fire Monkey and clashes with my Fire Rooster (guess that makes me BBQ Chicken?).  But if I believe in the predictions for the Rooster during 2016, it should be a good year for me.  However, I need to get things done this year so I can lay low next year, as 2017 is the Year of the Rooster and supposedly you don't do well in your year.


While I have been in a cranky funk, I did manage to get some things accomplished.

  • Books read - 4
  • Posts written - 5
  • Walked - 59,075 steps/27.02 miles or 84% of my goal
  • Ordered my new glasses (along with Texter's)
  • Stuck to my menu for the week

And on the fabric front - 

I picked up the backing and background for Savvy's Cat quilt.  I also picked up the background for Texter's Fox quilt.  In fact, I managed to cut it up into the strips needed yesterday and start on my fox faces.

But before I started on that, I got the RSC16 block out of the way for February.  The color is brown with pink overtones.  So I picked up a few fat quarters as I didn't have much brown in my stash.  Please forgive the shadow over the block.

A quick and fun block which forms some interesting patterns when placed together.  Not sure yet how they will fit in the final product.  Once I finished up with these and filed them in their box with January's blocks, I did my scrappy strip in brown.

I can't wait to see how my 'color wheel' is going to turn out by the end of the year.  I will probably have to make a couple of extras as I go along to have enough, but will see.

So brown and blue are done and in the box, all safe and sound to clear off the design board for fox faces.  I took some pictures yesterday, but they are all 'yucky', so I'll take some more today and post them later.  Four are complete, which leaves 76 more to go!

The coming week is pretty uneventful (thank goodness).  
  • Attend Quilter's Guild meeting (maybe)
  • Lady K's Valentine Party at Daycare (transporting cupcakes and Texter)
  • Dinner for members of TRIO (Texter thing at school) which I am invited to attend
  • Play with the juicer I was given (we all want do to more juices and smoothies)
  • Be more attentive to my planner and goals (have fallen off the wagon over the past few weeks)
I have a ton of reading I need to get cranking on.  And I haven't forgotten the Mystery Quilt, which is so close to being done.  But I just can't get the 'umph' necessary to complete.  I have the 15th off for a holiday, as well as my normal days off, which will give me a 4 day weekend.  I am going to strive to get it done then.

So off for another cup of chocolate coffee and some blog reading before I start breakfast.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Addictions and Bee Hive Swap Progress

Hello, my name is Judy and I have an addiction.  I have become addicted to swaps and 'AL's' (alongs).  And then I find one more.  How could you not want to participate in something called A Splendid Sampler?

Tons of different designers.  Lots of different techniques to use.  30-35 fat quarters of fabric.  Yummy.

So I am pondering if I want to participate or not.  Having seen my Hive Leader's aqua and gray combination, I am leaning toward using this combination in the quilt, if I decide to go along with it.

Sorry for the bit of blurriness in the pictures.  That's what you get when you take pictures rather than going to bed and waiting until the next morning.

The top block is the one I'm keeping (I like to make duplicates during swaps).  I had a repeat in the fabric by accident.  The bottom one is the one I sent off for the swap.

Right now, I have the following in 'active' process...

  • Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt - I have some 4 patches to finish up so I can put the blocks together.  I need to just sit down and start sewing the 'boring' part and get it out of the way.
  • Bee Hive Swap - done for the month
  • RSC16 - awaiting the announcement of the block for February.  Have the browns all picked out and ready to go.  Once this is done, then I can do my scrap strip in brown.
  • Farmer's Wife - so far behind and need to sit down and start cranking out blocks 
  • Modern HST - awaiting the next block (which will be next week)
  • La Pass - definitely on the back burner
And now I am considering adding the Splendid Sampler!  (Oh, and to make this better, I have a friend who is encouraging me to get involved with this summer's Row-By-Row so we can do a quilt hop around Montana!)

Did I mention I have Elizabeth Hartman's Foxes and Cats in the works?  I have been cutting strips, getting ready to sit down and crank out some fox faces and cat faces.

Texter picked out fabrics she wanted for fox faces.  I will sew those up and then see how many more I need for the twin size quilt.  As I sew those, I will be getting all scrappy with the cat faces.  And I still have the Forest Fancy to do!  But Foxes and Cats first.  Tons of strips to cut first, but at least once that is done, it will be a simple process to make the faces.

So as you can see, I have a problem.  Too many quilts and not enough time!

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Starting Before You Finish

My 2015 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt is still partially on the design board and partially in it's box.  I got ssssooooo tired of sewing little 4 patches and will have to gear up my resolve to continue on with it.  I have my 'resolve' scheduled for Sunday to at least move forward with it.

In the meantime, I purchased a couple of patterns I have had my eye on for some time now.  Both of them are by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson.  They are clean and bright and modern, a real departure from other things I am working on.  And my recent obsession purchases, started with this pattern.

This is her Forest Fancy and Texter and I both flipped over it.  I love the rainbow effect and how different colors make the same blocks look different.  Upon buying the pattern, I am thrilled on the fabrics needed, she has pictures and how she lined up the 5-6 different fabrics in each color and how much in solids and how much in prints.  Really helpful.

Then I realized she had a pattern which was just foxes (Texter's favorite).

I found some light grey with little embroidered arrows in the same grey on it for the background and will probably go with bright modern fabrics for the fox faces.  Texter is over the top in anticipation for this one.

Not to leave out Savvy, I used still more coupons and purchased several yards of the Tula Pink Elizabeth for the backing for this quilt.

Cats!  I have a purple for the background and tons of prints which I will be using for the 100 cats I have to make for the quilt.  But I think once I get started, I can assembly line production.  I am not sure I will be doing the rainbow effect, but maybe.

What is funny is that I have to get some solids to coordinate.  I have only been concentrating on prints.

But both the cats and the foxes have this little whimsical treat.  Glasses!

There will be glasses on a couple in each quilt.  How could I leave them out.

But in the meantime, I have been working on my Bee Hive Swap for February.  The colors were grey and aqua.  I will be using the 'leftovers' to make cats and foxes with.

Definitely modern prints and even though the background for the fox quilt is grey, these are darker and will work out just fine.  Once I get my 'curves' for the block completed to my satisfaction, I will show you what it looks like.  Right now I am glad I am not doing a quilt with curves.

I have stayed up on my Modern HST QAL.  The last block was "Ninja".

I 'think' my points are getting better, but the proof will begin the final product.

Here are the two blocks together we have done so far.  Few more days and block number 3 will be released. 

I am waiting for the February block for the RSC16 QAL.  

I also finished up another purple sock.  But I am not thrilled with the looks.  So I set it aside for a bit and will pick it back up again in a few days.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Mandala Monday

February starting out on a high note with the emphasis on getting back on my feet and the 'junk' out of my head and chest.  My month is shaping up to be full and fun and I want to experience it all.  And not through a haze of coughing and hacking and runny nose.