I swear the baby blanket is bigger, just 12 more rows (ish) needed before I begin considering when to start the border. I have a more recent picture of the whole deal, here
,but it doesn't look that much changed from last week. Instead I'll share a better picture of the stitch.
Quilting:Sew Many Ways
is doing a block of the month. I've been wanting to get back to sewing and look into quilting again. My first (and only) attempt, back in 2004 or so, was a disaster. I had awesome fabric, a great design for them, and Grandad was enjoying watching me piece it together on my Sunday visits. But I didn't know I needed to wash the fabric before cutting it so the first time it was washed it fell to pieces. I've done a bit more reading this time around, and Karen has such fantastically detailed posts on the block that it's super easy to follow. Anyhow, first month is Bow Tie Block
. Here's what I have so far.
The story I've been posting a chapter a week in, for the writing contest, still continues. I was dropped from the main contest but I'm still fighting for space in the second chance contest. I'm still enjoying the story and getting good feedback so that's always a plus.
Reading:The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest
.I am thrilled to be back in one of my favorite worlds from one of my favorite authors. It never fails that I get so caught up in the story that I look up and wonder where the blight is. I jumped on this one just last night but already I'm shaking my head at the protagonist as he makes some seriously questionable decisions. I can't wait to see old familiar faces show up and see how this story plays out.