I've not felt much like posting lately. But I have been regularly updating my Health Tracker chart with (almost-)daily exercise! And I've been busily crocheting away...
No knitting has been done. No quilting either. No sewing. Not even attempted.
I've crocheted a blanket for my neighbor Candace who has had a bad run of it lately - more about this in another post later. I've crocheted a 6-to-24-point round ripple blanket for William (someone special I worked with until his last day - today!) - more about this in another post later. I've made a ripple lap blanket to join the other lap blankets for 2007 donation later this year - again, more in another post later. And, in March, I made 4 scarves using sock yarn - I'm not sure what to do with them now (possible gifts for co-workers, I'm thinking).
Earlier this month, our DVR recorded The Art of Quilting and I was fascinated by the technique called "fusing". It involves ironing pieces together to make designs instead of sewing pieces together. This allows for more freedom in design - it lets ideas and creativity flow. And much less time (i.e., none) is spent sewing pieces together! And sewing is just one of the hang-ups I seem to have about quilting. Fusing may just be the answer to my reluctance! So, I bought 2 fusing books at Amazon to try to get my quilting juices flowing! The Art of Quilting show featured a group of women who formed The Chicago School of Fusing (not really a "school" - go to the website and check it out!). The books I bought were authored by two of these women: Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson. (Laura looks very much like my friend Paula!)
Crazy Aunt Purl (who I've written about before) - Laurie - has written a book! Called Drunk Divorced and Covered In Cat Hair. I'm so excited! It comes out is October - I pre-ordered it right away as soon as I heard the news!
The plan for the weekend is to get around to posting photos and descriptions of recent completed crochet projects (but plans can be changed...).