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:
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?
My brother not so much!
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:
And after felting:
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.