It's been an exciting week. School is now out (yay!), I finished Orca Bay:
swarm of bees paid a 24-hour visit to our sycamore tree:
Monday. I am working on a quilt inspired by a quilt at a shop in Lake Oswego about 5 years ago, trying to recreate the feel that I liked without going too far into the Civil War era. The 2 yards of Judie Rothermel's Sturbridge Village Scarlet that I have will not be enough for the setting triangles, cross country inner border blocks, and wide outer border strips. I will have to investigate finding more of that fabric, substituting a similar fabric, or going half and half. I know I like that exact shade of red, though. I bought fabric on Saturday for backing my Farmer's Wife quilt top; I also need to find the appropriate thread for machine quilting it. I am giving myself permission to do a bit more shopping in the next week or so. That should be fun.
yarn-along, here's about an inch of progress made on my perpetual Farmer McGregor socks since last week, and three nonfiction books I'm dabbling in. Suetonius: The Twelve Caesars - definitely counts as history. Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible - kind of counts as history. I've learned fascinating things about the changing roles of the T-shirt. The Plan - this is a healthy eating for weight loss kind of book, and I sincerely doubt I will be hard-core enough to go on an elimination diet of flax seeds and kale. But I did buy a digital scale and I am trying to drink half my body weight, in ounces, of water every day. That's the main thing I've appreciated from it so far.
mittens, which are now too small for her. Now, that was a knitting project I really loved. It seemed to fly by.