Tomorrow we will have been in our new country and apartment for two weeks… and I am going slightly mad.. as in crazy, not angry…
So in the last post I said I was staying home the rest of the week to sew, right?
I was ready to sew. I had no shopping to do. I didn’t have to go out.
Yes, I was ready to sew …………..
Since I bought the batting, I decided I’d get stuck into finishing those table runners I told you about, and then I could put one of them on the chest of drawers in the living area… so I got them out…
…. and went looking for the backing….
No backing. I had cream, but no white!! All my white fabric is in the shipment….
So, I thought, never mind, I’ll work on some bags…
I brought four bags with me that are UFOs… AND I brought matching fabric!!! Amazing!
But then I realized my colored threads didn’t make it in the suitcases… they are in the shipment…
Not to worry.
Got plenty more UFOs with me.
I grabbed the bag full of 100 Patch blocks:
And I thought, how shall I put them together? First I will count them………. 10 completed blocks…… and where might the other two be?????
Have you seen them? Because I don’t have them here!!!!
I am hoping they are in the shipment – otherwise I have no idea where they are!!
By this time I was faced with a few choices:
- Go back to the quilt shop and buy white fabric so I can get those table runners done.
- Go back to the quilt shop and buy thread
- Ignore my UFOs and play with my new yarn.
I took up the third option to avoid total madness.. I googled crochet blankets and found this cool tutorial on youtube:
I fell in love with the pattern and thankfully it is quite easy once you get the hang of it and concentrate a little bit 🙂
I have nearly finished one ball of yarn:
And I love how it looks!
As you can see a bit better on this next photo, there are basically two rows of stitches – one is the foundation V row, and the other is the shells row:
Thank you for all of your suggestions in the first post when I bought the yarn – I like the idea of doing cushion covers… so I might pick some matching yarn and do some of them after this… although I also want to make a blanket with just one color – cream perhaps…
Ah! I can ignore my UFOs a bit longer!!!!!!
Seriously though, I will be so happy when the shipment arrives and I can find all the missing bits… of course then I’ll be going crazy trying to fit 16 boxes of stuff in our small apartment, but oh well… what is life without a bit of craziness, right?
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