Queuing up

Next week will find me back at work so of course I am taking inventory and checking my making queue (thanks Mary and Honore for this lovely word). I have crossed off 5 of the 9 on my Make Nine list. I’m pretty sure there are two squares that need to be switched out on that list. I finished the new quilt for our growing tiny person (and hear he is loving it). And I am trying to use up some bits and pieces of yarn to make more hats for the kids program run by a local group.

Here are a few new things that have jumped into my queue:

  1. Making Magazine backpack – I am about halfway there on this one
  2. Navy linen pants and a cream top from this book – fabric is ready to go
  1. Another Uniform tunic – I have two fabrics that could work
  2. Some free form house blocks (inspired by this) – I have made some sketches
  1. Machine quilt the triangle quilt made at retreat – need some backing fabric
  2. Start this embroidery project – all supplies on hand

I have signed up for a class to make a sweater and have a sleeve to finish on a cardigan. And I am dreaming of a black and white sweater (I have the yarn) but I think I will get through the next two months and see how that will fit.

For now, it’s Friday and it’s raining so seems like a good time to get back to my queue.

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a Friday list

At the top of my list today is getting this quilt basted. This was one of projects I worked on last week. The animals were a printed panel and a lot of the fabric was used in the baby quilt I made for our tiny person. I tried to let the process be simple and random. I have the backing and the batting, just need to get it done. Out tiny person is going to be in a toddler before we know it.

Here are a few links to share:

This blog post and link to an interview.

Golden milk and turmeric lattes.

I rediscovered this podcast last week.

The cast on date for this knit along is just around the corner.

This book, kind of a beach or sitting on the deck read.

Happy Friday

#ttmt

So many #tinytinymoments these days:

  • Summer break is almost here
  • There was a fabulous storm on Sunday evening
  • I finished two books and a sleeve over the weekend
  • My peonies are finally blooming and a very groggy bee almost made it into my bouquet

thanks to Michelle for the #tinytinymoments prompt

3 Things Thursday

Just dropping in to share three things I have been noticing (with thanks to Michelle for the prompt):

I am noticing that when he points, I need to pay attention. I love being surprised by what he remembers. Bird? I don’t see a bird but yes, that is exactly where we saw a bird yesterday.

I had to get my phone repaired yesterday and I noticed how unsettled I felt walking away and knowing I would not be able to text, call, or Google.

I am noticing the feel of a new pen on paper, the softness of my journal, the crispness of the pages of a new book.

head over to visit Carole today for more lists.

exploring some new directions

These last few weeks I have begun making a new kind of list – a bit like a bucket list – of things I want to invite into my life. Here are a few things on my list:

Learn to draw, especially with colored pencils

Make a bottom up sweater – I have tried and given up but there are so many lovely patterns

More time in the garden

Start running again – it has been too long and I know I will be slower but I do miss running

Week in the Life – I did this a few years ago and it was great fun. It starts on Sunday.

Three Things

I am declaring today, March 1, as the start of my 2018. Here are three things that I hope will help me relaunch this year:

  1. A new set of lunch containers to inspire my lunch packing,
  2. A new to me idea for keeping a notebook
  3. A new calendar of Pilates workouts and a monthly mission that is calling my name (the Sisterhood program is open for enrollment so if you are interested, take a look)

And a bonus idea for this first month of my new year, I am planning to take more pictures and excited about Michelle’s photo challenge.

*those little knitted chickens in the picture above were made by my daughter and I am thinking of carrying them in my pocket for some fun March photos

Hello Friday

The days are getting longer, slowly but surely. And I am beginning to imagine . . .

Running – I have not been running. I have been doing Pilates, walking, and getting in my steps but the dark, short days are a big barrier. I have good gear for wet weather but running in the dark is not for me.

Stitching – I cut out a top last weekend and hope to get some sewing done tomorrow.

Gardening – I even started a Pinterest garden board. The last few summers have not included enough time for my garden but I plan to change that this year.

Decluttering – Again, the dark afternoons take the energy out of doing any puttering and decluttering after work but now that we have some daylight until almost 5pm, I am planning some serious decluttering and looking forward to some clean, open spaces, especially in my sewing/yarn room.

Happy Friday – enjoy!