Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Ready, Set, Go
Applique, that is. :~p This morning was COLD, heavy frost, and so foggy I could barely see the barn from here. It was so frosty it looked like it had snowed. I got several awesome pictures of the bluebirds, tho, checking out the nesting box. There were 4 males, and several females that I saw. It was really cute, they looked like they were drawing straws to see which couple got the 'house'. :D
I actually got a project prepped and ready for hand-applique, which I'm planning to start working on in a few minutes. I got Randy off to Florida today, so I have from now until Saturday afternoon to get some chores done, AND some time in my 'playroom'. LOL I also started trying to crochet another hat last night with the wool yarn that I ordered before Christmas. I really really want to make one and try felting it. But you see, I'm a beginner crocheter, and altho I have found some awesome websites with tutorials/instructions, I really just know basic stitches. And every time I think I've found a pattern that's simple, I run into another stitch that I can't figure out...like...Front Post Double Crochet. The DC I know, but I really need a warm body here to demonstrate how to do the stitch. :) So, I unraveled the yarn ONE MORE TIME, and started ANOTHER pattern that I found on the 'net. We shall see...
I'm really really bad at finishing projects. I like starting them but...well, I've decided to be like May Britt. If I want to start something, I'm going to start it. So what if it ends up being a WISP (i.e., Work In Slow Process). At least I'm never bored cause I have enough projects to start to last me two or three lifetimes.......now with that prelude, I'm going to join May Britt, Nadine and Darlene in appliquing a 6" block a week from the book Applique Designs. I'm trying to decide if I want to use Christmas colors (red/green/gold/maybe a bit of purple), or 30s fabric, hmmmm, will have to ponder colors some more, but I'm going to go for it.
I'm also prepping those redwork snowmen blocks that Norma and Linda J are doing. I'm planning to do them in blue rather than red too.
Now, no pressure here to post pics. I'm just going to start nice and easy. It's supposed to be fun, and I always hesitate to commit with my blogger friends because I know that I'll end up feeling bad when I don't constantly have a new block to post a picture of but...hey....just remember that I suffer from SEVERE ADD!!! ROFL
The fire and the couch are calling me to come sew so that's where I'll be for the rest of the evening if you need me. LOL