Finally I have sat down and started a hexagon for the Handful of Scraps quilt once again. It sure has been awhile hasn’t it. It isn’t quite laying flat sorry a about that. The center is yellow – not quite showing that on my computer. Having the quilt back up on the design wall really inspired me to get back to it. When you pack a quilt top away so you can concentrate on something else really does put it “out of sight out of mind” – you really tend to forget about quilts that way. I think when we work on redoing the quilt/office next month I really need to give thought to how the walls and shelf space will be – if I can I would almost rather have another half wall space if I can for another design wall. I like being able to see what I am working on – it inspires you to keep making progress on things. I am linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog today.
I finished Ciera’s Ponytail hat yesterday – I used some information that was given to me the other that Jeanie from MO gave me but I am not real good at reading a pattern for crochet or knitting – I guess I need to learn that – but overall I was able to do ok. I wanted it big enough to fold over at the part that goes over the ears. I’m glad this wasn’t intended for a Christmas present as I really don’t know if I will get to the post office this week – it can be sent next week seeing as I didn’t say it was for Christmas.
At the very top you crochet (or knit) around a elastic ponytail holder giving it a little stretch at the top. It is just a little big for my head and Ciera has a lot more hair and her head is a little bigger than mine so I hope it works out.
The Postage Stamp quilt has been rolled down and ready to work on the 4 row of blocks now. I’m afraid I didn’t get done with much of anything else.
Thank you Joan G. for telling me that you have used Insul-Bright in Tea Cozies and like how it works. I will be giving it a try. I am going to try to finish up that project this morning.
Thank goodness the last of our extra cold weather was last night and now we are in for two weeks of warmer weather – back to normal – on Monday morning we woke up to 12 degrees!! Ouch!! a really colder than normal morning for us – we are not used to weather like that – even though I lived in the north for 28 years I have been here in Arkansas for 36 years now and not used to bitter cold weather anymore. Little has gone on in the line of Xmas baking so I guess I better get busy over the next couple days if I am going to get any done. Melanie and Aniya are coming over in the late afternoon after I get back from Little Rock from an appointment earlier in the day on Wednesday – they will help with cookies – I plan on getting the dough made for about three different kinds today so that part will be ready to work on when I get home and they get over here – they can take a bit home with them so they are not all here for us to eat. Today I will meet Melanie when she gets done with work this afternoon and will finish up the last little bit of shopping that I need to do – why is it that every year the last week before Xmas just seems to fly by and you almost do not have time to do all you plan on?