So, August – what happened?
Well, firstly, I was asked to take on a leadership role at church and sorting that took a chunk out of the first week of August. Since then, it has consumed one day of my week (and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future).
In the second week of August, two very active, energetic, young fellas and their mummy came to visit (unexpectedly) for nearly a week. Woo-hoo!
Unfortunately, they brought germs and I spent the third week of August trying to fight off some kind of viral respiratory infection that really upset my sinuses. My head certainly wasn't in a space to be let loose with sharp objects!
By the last week of August, I was ready to roll. But I had set myself some impossible targets and I knew I hadn’t a chance of meeting them. So I just relaxed and enjoyed my crafting time.
Let’s look at the nitty-gritty:
- Something Old: curtains – DD has been vacillating on whether she really wants these and I’m not making curtains (which I don’t enjoy) unless she really wants them! So they remained untouched!
- Something Old: man’s fingerless mitt – not started; our television room has poor lighting (there will be a new floor lamp some time in the future) and there's no way I could work on navy blue while sitting in front of the television. I didn’t even think about knitting during the day; for me, I sew in the daytime and knit at night while watching TV with WM
- Something New: a quillow: I missed two weeks of sewing classes due to “the visit” and “the bug” so the quillow never got started! I’ve since decided that I don't really want to make one anyway!
- WiP: the Country Houses quilt **sigh** (untouched)
- WiP: Green Stripes and Triangles – make at least two blocks to add to this one (I need 35 altogether) – done!
With these last two, I managed to participate in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge with the right colour without even trying! I’ve linked up with the last post of “green month” over at SoScrappy blog.
- This wasn’t on the list but I also finished knitting Socks for Someone #5 (I still have to graft the toes and sew in the ends at the cuff)
- I also started my next Grab Bag Challenge project (see below)
- Something Old: work on Canary on a Pinwheel quilt – this should have been my Relaxing Robin challenge but I fell way behind! Moving house didn’t help! The photo shows it just as I left it in February!
- Something New #1: learn how to square off strippy quilt tops -- done
- Something New #2: learn how to square up ‘drunkard’s path’ blocks – done
- Something New #3: Piece the drunkard’s path blocks to make two rows for a ‘row by row’ quilt
- WiP: finish the Bargello table runner -- baste, quilt, bind
- WiP: work on Country Houses quilt (come on, Lynne, just do it!)
- WiP: Green Stripes and Triangles – make at least two blocks
- Knitting WiP: sew in the ends and graft the toes of Socks for Someone #5
- Grab Bag Challenge: block Taupe Buffalo Shawlette
- Grab Bag Challenge: finish and block Courtelle Garden scarf
- Something New #5 (knitting): purchase yarn and start knitting Charley Bear for Emily (my great-niece)
So, how did you do in August?
Was it too warm for crafting in your part of the world?
What are your plans for September?
Dare I ask if you are starting your Christmas crafting?
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