Sunday, February 8, 2015

List Lost? Forge Ahead

Writing a list really helps me get things done. Except when I lose the list!  

Ah well, here's a new list, but this one is of progress made on sundry fronts:
  • quilt that was nearly finished now has binding sewn on
    • it needs to have binding ends attached, binding turned to other side, and sewn
  • art quilt - the Canyon one - drawing has been unearthed, bin of fabrics taken down:
    • decisions have to be made if the original drawing will do or if another one needs to be made to fit with the "new" vision I have of it
  • knitting: mittens are progressing but it's too attention consuming to carry and work on while out in public
    • new "top down" cardigan has been started to fulfill that need
    • black cardigan has been worn (I'm wearing it now), and I like the buttons a lot!

  • hand sewing: I found the missing "ring" so I now have all five again.
    • spent time sewing  - I'd like to have all blocks made by March, but that may not be possible with all my other activities
  • painting:  I "finished" the painting I started last Tuesday (quotation marks because Sharon may find some tweaks that need to be made - let's hope they're tweaks only!).  Here's the photo I used:

Painswick, England May 2014

and the painting:

At one point I was disgusted with the painting and was ready to throw in the towel.  I felt I had been too tentative, done too much "dabbing" and that it looked nothing like the photo.  Then I thought "what the heck!"  It needs to be tossed so if I slapdash at it, what does it matter?  And I thought, this is my painting so it doesn't have to be identical to my photograph.  I kept on going, I had fun, and I like what I did.  So there, Noel!

And that's about it.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE your painting!!!! It is delightful , and has depth. I share your love of the sweater, but I love it all; it is an amazing one.

    1. Lily, How grand to hear from you again! And thank you for your enthusiasm as well. How is your knitting - have you done any of your own designs recently?

  2. Love the buttons on the sweater!! Love the painting n- gives me hope that spring will get here! As for lists - the only one I can find is the erasable board that's on the refrigerator with the on-going grocery list. Once it's written on paper, we'll it may or may not be present at the grocery store. As for other lists, where the heck is the list is my favorite song!!

  3. Wow! That's wild and wonderful. Just like the photo. Good for you.