Monday, April 15, 2013

It's a Wonder I Ever Finish Anything!

The weather was beautiful yesterday - a perfect day for sitting out on the deck at the lake. My dogwood isn't even close to being ready to bloom but the redbud is in full bloom and the sun was shining. 

I have been trying to work on my Kaleidoscope rug a little every day with a goal of completing it before my workshop with Sally Kallin in June. I worked on it a bit at Wool Club on Saturday and spent yesterday afternoon hooking out on the deck. I've managed to make a little progress.

I'm about half way finished so there is still a lot of work to do, but it does go pretty quickly.

A lot of the folks were crocheting at Wool Club on Saturday.  They were working on scarves and tote bags from the new Crochet Noro book.  I had planned to resist the temptation to dabble in yet another hobby (although I used to crochet, I haven't done it in 20 years), but I caved... I stopped at Knitorious (a wonderful yarn shop in St. Louis) when I left Nola's and picked up the book and some yarn.  So instead of working on my hand piecing homework last night like I should have, I crocheted this little bowl:

I have absolutely no idea what I will do with it, but it turned out really cute and was lots of fun to make.  I just may have to make another....

And speaking of things that distract me from what I should be working on, I started one of my new wool applique projects last weekend.  I managed to finish the first block:

These blocks are really small and go pretty quickly.  I would love to prep another one to work on but really need to focus on the things that I've committed to getting done, including binding my TAS quilt (I will post a photo and tell a little more about that one once the binding is on) and putting a sleeve on my Runaway quilt.  If by chance my quilters come through on the two quilts I dropped off last weekend I am going to have a LOT of work to do in May!