As I said in a prior post, to try to get rid of my black cloud last week, I stopped by my local needlework shop to buy the fabric for Eli's chart. I have it charted and know the colors and size but hadn't gotten around to getting the fabric to start it yet. While I was there, I found a canvas chart and bought everything I needed to start it.
Want to see? Okay.
This is something new for me. I fell in love with the log cabin design and I'm a total sucker for season charts. I have many I have done and some I've got stored back. This one is so lively and colorful and I cannot wait to start on it. But I need to finish Jellybean's blanket first and get Eli's Birth Sampler done. But I take it out at least once a day and look at it. It uses Watercolor thread and I'm in love with that thread. Oh my, I don't know if I can wait or not.
I also have bought the yarn to do the Patchwork Granny Square blanket which will be a major undertaking as I want to do it big enough for my king size bed. I can see this project going on and on and on. But that's okay. I have enough to do when I get tired of working on the squares.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Hubs started clearing the garage to find room for a used freezer that a neighbor was kind enough to give to us. His wife passed away 3 years ago and he doesn't use the freezer at all anymore. Hubs cleared out the corner where he wanted to put the freezer and I went through the boxes to see what needed to stay and what needed to go. I have a hard time getting him to let go of things. For example, in one box were instruction booklets for items we no longer have or no longer use. With the exception of a printer we are still using occasionally, I pulled all of them out and handed to him to recycle. He looked through them and said that we still needed them. WHY??? because we have an old, old, computer stored in a storage trailer that has Windows 98 on it and these booklets related to it. WINDOWS 98!!!!! We can't even use that anymore. GRRRRR.
But in one box, I did find some quilts that we had stored. When we cleared out our extra bedroom to have the bamboo flooring installed and some other work done in there, these quilts were on the top shelf in the closet. They are now safely back in the house. I'm pretty sure both quilts came from my MIL or from my FIL after her death. One has an embroidered note on the back that it was pieced by my husband's grandmother and quilted by his mother. Treasures, for sure.
Of course, he doesn't want to use them. I'm of the opinion that if I take care of them and I am careful in cleaning them, they should be used. They were made to be used not stored away for no one to see. Ah well. I choose my battles wisely.
One more thing, I did get more yarn for Jellybean's blanket so I can make it more square now. I just wasn't happy with the sharply rectangle look and I knew I wouldn't be happy doing the border with it like that. So the lovely owner of the yarn shop where I bought the original yarn mailed me a box this week of the colors I needed and I'm ready to start again.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the US. I have so much to be thankful for not the least of which is my blogging family. I count each of you as a member of my family and I so enjoy reading your comments and reading your blogs. Thank you for accepting me into this community of wonderful people.