Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Another pair of socks finished! The yarn is Koygu and I found the pattern on the web. The pattern is called fruitloops and it works up quickly. I'm still banned from gardening and it is getting madning. The weather has been very warm with lots of rain, so everything is growing like crazy. That also means, that there are lots of weeds. One of these days I will be able to pull them all. I did get a few more shrubs planted. On our way back from meeting Jeanette and Tony for brunch on Father's Day we stopped at Terra's. This is not on Laurence's list of favorite places, but after a good meal he was more then willing to endure it this time. We did get another corkscrew hazel. There is one on the home place, but I needed one here. The branches are very usefull for flower arrangements. And I got 2 highbush cranberries. I hope we will see lots of berries in the fall and winter. They were planted just before another rain. Right now I'm working on the border for my crazy quilt blocks. They are foundation pieced on a piece of muslin. Once all the seams have some kind of treatment I will cut the piece out and sew it on a piece of black velour. Right now my plan is to make a 1/2 inch wide strip of dark blue mottled fabric , cut on the bias and sewn double. Sew a strip on each side of the border. Arrange this on the velour and then sew it down on the other side of the strip. I'm looking for about 8 meters of 1/2 inch wide lace, either white or off white to sew then over the dark strip. Then I will cut a hole in the center of the velour for the 4 blocks. It will be a very heavy quilt and it will need extra fabric sewn down on the back. There are 160 pieces in the border and after 60 seams it is getting harder to come up with new ideas.