I bet you're all wondering if this most recent blog-hiatus was some sort of WGA solidarity move or something. No giant strike beards growing here. I promise. Rather, life, as it does, got in the way. And also, typing is only now beginning to NOT be a pain in the wrist.
I plan to sew again this weekend, and I have been sneaking in a little bit of knitting at a time on my Clapotis, usually with the ice pack strapped to my forearm. That seems to do the trick. But the knitting is kind of dull to look at. I did buy a ton of yarn online lately, and maybe some fabric too- but the fabric has a purpose already, so it doesn't count. I guess those who can't, even temporarily due to injury, can get their crafty mojo on by buying supplies?
I hate blogging sans photos. But I miss posting. And then- I remembered- I took some photos of a quilt way back when, and I never shared! Woo-hoo! New photo content!
Remember this project?
Well, I got it all pieced. Way back when actually. (Way back when meaning Jan 6th...) I didn't share it because I decided it still needs work, and I should just hold off. Well, 6 weeks later, no work done, I guess I might as well pull it up and share it now. Here's the pieced top in my bedroom.
What needs work??, you may be asking yourself. Well, look again and YOU tell me.
That lighter purple stripe ain't a border. It's snakes on a bed peaking out from underneath. This quilt is nowhere near wide enough for my taste, even if I were to add a border (called for by the pattern.) I'd like to go borderless, however. Which means I need at least one more and maybe two more rows width-wise. The quilt is plenty long enough. I may rip off the bottom row and stick it to the side. And then see if I still need one more row.
I have had such ambivalent feelings about this quilt from day one. I thought I loved it. In my head it looked really different. Then I started it, and I wasn't sure. I felt pure hatred for it over a few days, and then returned to ambivalence. So I'd really appreciate some honest feedback before I put any more time into it. What do YOU all think of this quilt? Keeping in mind that I'm a purple ho...
I promise something new and interesting soon, really. I'm just sort of running behind on everything lately, and I've decided not to stress over that fact. Part of that whole new and improved me thing. The Hubby and I do have a big date tomorrow night- and before that- I have a manicure and massage scheduled. Yum.