Sunday, May 12, 2013

I'm Still Alive

Just not crafting at all. There isn't a lot of time with everything else going on, but mostly when there is time, I'm just too tired to do it. Instead I sprawl out on the couch and stare at the tv with my mouth  open.

My quilt blocks are all done, the sashing is cut and I have the border material (the turquoise swirl) and binding (the black polka dot print) all picked out and ready to go.

I was actually gung ho about getting my quilt finished and was on a pretty great trajectory until my sewing machine broke (the bobbin winder's busted). So, that needs to go to the shop and get fixed. Meanwhile, my quilt sits untouched.

There's been no progress on my Aidez cardigan---way too hard for my mushy brain right now. I stare at the cable charts and it all starts to blur together.

About the only thing I touch every now and then is my ripple blanket. And it's mostly "then" than "now."

So, even though it's been a pretty long craft hiatus for me, I do have hope that this is a temporary situation. The baby will eventually sleep through the night (right? RIGHT?!), the kids will get less clingy, and I'll get some time back. I'm sure I'll get into crafting again--just not sure when that will be yet.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


It's been a long time since I posted anything here and there are tons of excuses why like the crazy-busy holiday season, the usual much-loved post holiday sicknesses, teething insanity, terrible three know, lots of fun excuses like that.

But the biggest reason for no posts is that I have done next to no crochet, knitting, or sewing in such a looong time.

I'm totally stalled creatively b/c of the aforementioned excuses. Before this dry spell hit though I did make these cute little crochet hats for my nieces. My older niece picked the pattern out herself. And they were a big hit at Christmas.

And finally here is the hat and mitten set I made for Little C. in the fall.

He wears these all the time and they're incredibly practical.

I have to rummage around and find the pattern though, b/c I can't remember what I used.

I also have to find the little baby hat I made for Baby H. and take a picture to post. I'm sure I'll find day.

So even though there's little sleep happening over here, I do want to get crafty again. I've made zero progress on my Aidez cardigan, but I do want to finish it for next fall. I also have my zig zag blanket which is great mindless work, and I want to finish up my quilt. It should be completed by now, but I'm two blocks behind. Then there's all the sashing and finishing which is scary. I'm totally committed though and I just ordered my fabric to complete the quilt top. There's no turning back!
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