Yet one more instance of one never knows just what will be the topic of mumbling here at Chez Magpie! Today I will be telling you about holes. Of the sort that appear in one's fingers, as they are wont to do. You see, your writer doesn't like thimbles. Well, that's not quite true - I like them. I just don't USE them.
So....there are two ongoing evening projects happening at the moment (the landscape is for the daytime hours). I knit on the latest pair of socks - which involve the use of four (sometimes five) pointy objects which, for reasons known only to them, like to find a certain spot in my left pointer finger and look for an unguarded moment to poke a hole. Which then keeps getting poked in the the same place just as a reminder that the hole is there. To avoid the over-use of bad words I put those in a time out and let them contemplate their misdeeds.
Not one to be without anything to occupy herself, your writer then turned her attention to the making of hexies. Which involves an entirely different sort of sharp pointy object. Which involves the puncturing of yet another hole in the opposite hand. So....time out for that needle too.
And so it continues.....
(see? I told you you never know what you're going to
find when you come here!)
Okay - now how about a picture of the progress on the landscape?...
I've worked on the outside walls and the grass area, as well as on the bell tower.
- Kathy Shaw has posted a great tutorial HERE to make a really pretty ribbon rose.
- There's a great round up of links HERE for making all sorts of fun fabric baskets.
- And if you go HERE you will find another round up of links to making clothing alterations.
- There's a great article HERE if you're interested in knowing how to create string quilts.
Today the quote is from Rachel Marie Martin..."Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living"