It's been gray and rainy here - horrible for taking photos. Well, I suppose I could use the flash, but I have to admit I didn't think about it. I was so excited about using my tripod and the camera's self-timer to see what I could do just with that.
I've been concentrating on cutting logs and only did enough sewing to make sure I'm on the right track. These little blocks started with 1.75" squares and the 1" skinny strips. I like them, but dipped into my black stash and pulled more from there so that the darks are darker. And got more lights for the opposite reason. I also decided not to use so many of my fabrics that are a mix of lights, meds, and darks - just too confusing. I'll limit those to just a few.
I haven't decided how big to make my blocks yet. Definitely larger than this.
I had such a good couple of happy productive days that it made me realize how many haven't been. Definitely struggling with depression. I'm on meds for that and have been for years - but it may be that I need a higher dose. Speaking of health, I got a comment asking how my thyroid situation is doing. Quite honestly I'm overdue on visiting the doctor - I hated the endocrinologist I visited - I need to find another one who speaks english. Yes, I have a recommendations, I've just been a sissy about doing it.
Enough of that. I'm way behind on links. First off, let me say thanks to Lea in Japan and Tracey in Australia who both gave me a "You Make My Day Award." I'm very honored and say thank you, but I'm going to break the rules and leave it at that.
Tab at Enjoying Life's Journey free-pieced letters to make names on baby quilts. The quilts have a very modern, spare sensiblity - marvelous and so easy to do. And take a look at these pieces she made in which she embroidered her children's artwork. I think they're marvelous and remind me of some of the work Knit One Kristin has been doing for Christmas (and in progress here).
UpstateLisa is working on a wonderful free-pieced quilt for her husband. And don't think I'm mean because I didn't comment with suggestions for her hand quilting - I did email them to her. Anyone else have any ideas? Oh, and for Elvis lovers, she has something for you too...
An older pic of sweet Lily, who's been spending a lot of time locked up.
We're now keeping our bedroom door closed because of Howler's "marking" incidents on the bed. Changing the sheets at bedtime is just not on my list to do. Anyway, Lily keeps darting in any time the door is open and hiding in the closet. I just close the bedroom door on her and then try to remember to let her out later. This morning she was scratching and scratching, but I'd forgotten she was in there and thought she was just scratching on the mirror in the bathroom, another favorite activity. Oops. Yesterday Pokey got trapped in there too. Bad Mommy.
edited to add clarifications...