We're about halfway through what passes for summer here in Oregon, and what do I have to show for it? Lots of starts and not too many finishes.
Shedir, a cabled hat from Knitty. It's beautiful and it's not really difficult, but it does take full concentration so it's not something I can do easily on the bus. And there's something like 130 stitches in a row so if I can get one or two rows done in an evening I call it good.
Sublime Stitching, but then picked up Doodle Stitching and have sketched out a little design, but have only managed to finish the chain stitch border. w00t chain stitch!
Even though I'm financially solvent, I've been feeling thrifty lately and have actually done a bit of good old fashioned mending. I replaced all the buttons on two of my sweaters (I'd lost about 3 off one and 2 off the other), and re-attached a loose button on another sweater. I also re-hemmed a pair of pants that had ripped cuffs, unfortunately I hemmed them a bit short, so I'm going to have to work a bit on my hemming skills before I try that again.
I've done exactly nothing with my Halloween costume.
Evergreen is still in pieces on my table.... someday, someday!!
While living in Thailand I decided to make a quilt to commemorate the experience. Originally it was going to be a lap-sized quilt, and I have a laundry list of things I want to include on it... but in an effort to actually get it *done* I've decided to scale it down. It'll be a wall hanging, a little bigger than a
The embroidery in the corner says "Gor - gai" which isn't the first thing I learned to read in Thai, but it's roughly equivalent to our "A - apple" (or literally "C - chicken"). This is really just the background... much to be done still. I'm excited though, to finally be getting those ideas down in quilt form.
But most of my crafting time & effort has been going into this one. It's a gift, and I'm actually coming to terms with constantly making gift quilts. As much as I want to spend time on quilts for me, I do like getting to try out different ideas without adding to my ever growing stash of quilts.
So that's what I've been working on, and hope to have at least a few things finished up before I go off to Costa Rica. We'll see. I seem to keep finding new projects to start!