Saturday, October 17, 2009
Crochet, reading and just too many projects in progress.
Hi everyone! I thought I would show you another project I have started. I started working on a Crochet along from the Lion Brand Notebook. As normal I am behind with this. I have 5 blocks done and the instructor has all hers done and put together. Here are the pictures of what I have done and where it is when I am not working on it.
As you can see I am using my new sewing basket to stash my yarn away from Ladybug. I got the yarn on sale from Herrschners. I have found that if I shop on line I get things started a lot quicker than driving an hour away to get yarn and still not find the colors I am wanting. This is a wool blend that normally runs 5.50 a ball and I got it for 1.99. It is very soft and I am using Pale Sage, Light Lavender, Lavender and Deep Purple. I am making this for the bedroom that my computer is in and where my grandchildren sleep when they visit. I am hoping this will give me the push I need to go buy paint for the walls and paint the headboards I have for that room. I just have too many projects going at once and I need to force myself to finish some before taking on any others. I actually am very irritated with myself on this very bad habit. How do all of you who enjoy doing a lot of different things keep yourselves on task? I make lists. But they are for those everyday things that I just have to do. And how many of you out there have multiple books that you are reading. I do not usually do that but I have four going right now. I am listening to Love Mercy by Earlene Fowler in my car, I really am liking this one. I am listening to Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke in my work area. I am also reading Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice along with Kitty Scraps but I expect she has finished by this time. This is included in a book of seven of her novels and is really heavy so I usually just read it at the table for half hour or so at a time. And on the light side I have been reading Debbie Macomber's Between Friends. This one I started a couple of years ago and it got packed when we were moving and I just found it again. It is a different kind of book as it is letters and journal entries written by lifelong friends. I really started to like it after the third or forth chapter. My husband and I are quite different in our reading choices but the one thing we have in common is that after starting a book we have to finish it. In my case I always think, maybe this is one of those books that is a slow start and I need to give it a chance. I am liking all of these books and would recommend them all. Thank you all for listening to my ramblings. I hope you are having a good weekend and blessing to all of you that have stopped in for a visit.