We have a few new members of the Coop around here……
We have Five chicks that hatched – two yellow and three brown. No telling yet if they are gals or guys….but they sure are cute right now. Right after this photo was shot, the little thing zipped up and hid under my hair – which isn’t very long. They are cute at this stage…..
And there’s a little evidence that although the knitting has slowed – the appliqueing has been going on. This is what happens when I wander aimlessly around my studio, opening drawers, looking in fabric and viola! A red and white cutwork quilt I started awhile ago – why don’t I finish that?
Why don’t I finish half the things around here that are, um, not finished? In my own defense, I don’t have many things like that laying around – and it would look so nice put together…..but I’m so easily led astray.
One panel of the Winter Wonderland Quilt Sampler – it is just awesome – A friend of mine at work showed me a corner of this in a magazine last week – I love Snowman, have collected them since we’ve been married (24 years next month!!!) and when I went to the quilt shop to get some more red for the Applique quilt, this was hanging on their wall. Needless to say – I’ve started that, too. All over the place, anyone? Sheesh, all I can say is………at least I’m crafting!
And just so you don’t think I’ve abandoned all thoughts or deeds of knitting…
That’s a delicous little bit of Claudia Hand Painted sock yarn – in all my favorite Fall colors. This is just a plain toe up – but really, with yarn like this – is there anything “plain” about it??? It had me thinking – I just have this beside me on the couch and I love looking at it, picking it up and doing a row or two in between everything else – while the other eleventyfive projects I have in the knitting basket just lay about. It’s the yarn…its a joy to hold, amazing to knit. I know all the other yarn I have is pretty and nice and I try to do my best matching up yarn to pattern, but sometimes there is just something about A yarn – and in this particular yarn it is the Colors that are drawing me in. It suits my mood, the season, and looking out my front window as I knit and seeing all the green still on the trees? It helps me picture the riot of color that I know just waits around the corner.
I love Fall. Autumn is my all time favorite season of the year. I know everything seems like it is dying, drying up and getting ready to sleep away for the winter, but to me it feels like things are so vibrant and the most alive just before we head into the long winter…..My second favorite season.
So there has been knitting and quilting and sewing and reading and work, work, work. Talking about reading – that up there is the most recent book in the Outlander series – I have read them all since July – and I’m sooooo sad. I really want to keep reading about Claire and Jamie – and I know that Jeanne says there will be another book, the last book, but I don’t think its going to be out until September ’09! I’ve picked up the first in the Lord John Series, but bah! I don’t think it will be the same. If you’ve read these books and have any recommendations for similar series, I’d love to hear them. I really enjoyed them and I just might start reading them all over again while waiting for that 7th book.
The days are just flying by right now and I can scarcely wrap my head around the fact that September is nearly over. It makes me more than a little grateful for rainy weekends that force me to stay in and catch up on all those things I like to do.