Still Here!

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth – I'm still here!  Just the busyness of life.  I've also been doing a lot of quilting lately.  There have been times when I've worried a little bit about the blog.  It's been mainly a knitting blog and I've wondered if I would lose readership if I started blogging about quilting rather than knitting.  But then it occurred to me that adapting my life to fit the blog is a little like the tail wagging the dog!  So you'll get quilting and knitting and I hope you all stick around.

I do have a quilting FO to share.  Our quilt group had a guest speaker – Jodi Barrows.  She demonstrated her Square in a Square technique.  I was so excited about it that I came home and made this little quilt just in time for the upcoming July 4th holiday:

July4thquilt
 


Although there's been precious little knitting going on, I do have modeling photos to share.  Doesn't my mother look gorgeous in her Flutter scarf?

Momandscarf


My brother not so much!


Mike-&-Scarf

In August our knitting group is hosting another group for a picnic.  We always have little gifts for them and this year it's felted clutches.  Here are mine before:

 Before


And after felting:


After

Next up is embellishing.  Some are embroidering, others needle felting.  I'm going to give a whirl at machine embroidering them and see what happens.  The good news is that if I ruin them, they take about an hour or so to knit up.

I have a few male readers (hubby, my son and my father to name three) who may want to walk away from the post at this point.  I'm going to rant about a certain article of lady's intimate apparel.  Ok, hubby can stay – he's heard it all.  Bras!  What sadistic monster created them in the first place??  Certainly a man!  Lately I've come to the conclusion that comfort is what it's all about and I just can't seem to find a comfortable bra.  Does it even exist?  I've probably spent a fortune looking for something that doesn't pinch, prod, poke or cut off circulation.  I've even gone as far as to start reading blogs that tout the joys of going bra-less.  Don't think I'm going to go that far, but I've certainly been tempted.  Any suggestions out there?  Tomorrow I'm going to drive over to the mainland to Macy's and attempt to be fitted.  I'm not holding out great hopes, but miracles do happen, I suppose. 

12 thoughts on “Still Here!

  1. I don’t mind at all your blogging about other areas along with knitting. A lot of blogs, including mine, eventually morph to include more of one’s life, and that makes it all the more interesting.

  2. Let us know if you find a bra that’s comfortable. This is like hunting for the Holy Grail. You and Indiana Jones are on a great quest!

  3. Your quilts are great eye candy. I enjoy seeing them on the blog as much as I enjoy seeing your knitting.

    Now, for true confession. I live in the boonies. When I’m not scheduled to get in the car and go somewhere I frequently throw on a tee shirt (or sweatshirt depending on the temperature) and leave the bra in the drawer.

  4. I’ve been searching for about ten years now, and the only one I’ve loved was just discontinued. (Grrrr.) However, there’s a really good website I can recommend for fitting info: http://www.BreakOutBras.com. Their measuring instructions are totally different from everyone else’s, and they’re the only ones that have ever produced a size that works. I’ve also talked to them on the phone, and they’re really nice. Getting a comfortable bra has a lot to do with how you’re shaped, and finding the right bra for your body (and getting the right size!).

    Quick recommendations for brands: Olga, Empreinte (pronounced “Ahm-pront”, it’s french), and some by Anita have been my favorites. Empreinte are awesome, but pricey. (However, if that’s what it takes for comfort . . .) Best of luck!

  5. I love the quilts. I think any blog should reflect the individual and you are quilts, knitting, and many more things. I just love reading about your creations.

  6. I had a bra that I wore happily for about 20 years, and I discovered it had been discontinued. After scouring the country for web retailers who offered the bra, I pushed off the day I had to find a replacement. But that day is about here–and so I’d be happy to read about your success.

    I saw Anita bras on different web sites, and they look good–although they’re substantially more expensive than my old Bali.

    I love looking at your quilts, and so if that is what you want to post about, I’ll enjoy reading about your progress.

  7. Beautiful quilt and your Mom looks quite snazzy – your brother, not so much πŸ™‚

    See if you can try on a racerback style bra…SO COMFY and so supportive and perks the girls up like when you were 16! πŸ™‚

    I get mine at Lane Bryant so that lets you out but they are the same company that owns Victoria’s Secret so maybe check them out?

  8. Beautiful quilt and your Mom looks quite snazzy – your brother, not so much πŸ™‚

    See if you can try on a racerback style bra…SO COMFY and so supportive and perks the girls up like when you were 16! πŸ™‚

    I get mine at Lane Bryant so that lets you out but they are the same company that owns Victoria’s Secret so maybe check them out?

  9. There are some new Warner bras that are really comfortable. No wires to poke and soft rayon fabric that breathes. Mine is #2013 and is a pretty soft pink. Good luck!

    Lovely scarf and family!

  10. Now, I think your brother’s quite dashing in that scarf!

    The smartest thing I ever did a couple years ago was to actually have a fitter at Nordstrom’s fit me for a bra. Sadly, it’s about time to do it again.

    And I’ll stick around, whether you blog about knitting, quilting, grandkids, pups, whatever. It’s all good!

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