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).

AND

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).

21 comments:

  1. hope you soon feel much better xx

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  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.

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  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,
    Anna

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