Thursday, February 7, 2013

Still Alive

And thank God for it! 8 days ago I fell victim to a "nuclear" case of strep...and then a cold, pink eye, and now a possible complication of the strep. I feel like I've been hit by a freight train.

On to my progress!

Before I took sick I transformed my neatly pinned strip sets into sewn strip sets:

And this afternoon those strip sets got a final seam.

I may have started secondary cutting....

My leaders-and-enders Jacob's ladder is ready for a new block to be sewn.

Having found a ball of mercerized cotton for $1 at the thrift shop, I venture into the realm of crocheted lace (destined to trim pillowcases).


I'm finally conquering sock knitting! See, Cheryl? I can be taught! I had to take a book out of the library for this monumental occasion. I learn the best through books; I'm weird that way. This would be a much easier lesson with a brighter coloured yarn, but I takes what the thrift shop offers.

As long as my health holds, I should be able to get some blocks done by next week....perhaps I'll even have a flimsy to show off! I've already decided on a backing and the batting is waiting. This shouldn't take too long (in my head).


  1. hope you soon feel much better xx

  2. You should be proud of the sock. It always makes me feel smart to make a pair of socks. Good Job!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Sorry to hear that you have been so under the weather- hope that you are on the mend and start to feel like your more normal self. It is not much fun being sick- especially with little ones.
    I am looking forward to seeing your new quilt. I am sure it will be wonderful.
    Warmest regards,

  4. Very nice sock progress! Impressive!

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