Okay, many hours have passed since my last post and I'm pleased to announce that my 2 Hour Dishcloth is finally finished.
I have no clue how many hours it actually took--and I ended up using a different border pattern than the one in the book because after a half hour of trying, I just couldn't figure it out. And who could bear to use a dishcloth that took a whole day to make? I have no idea if it's any good...I haven't been able to bring myself to get the thing wet, let alone use it for cleaning food off of stuff.
I have the original At Home quilt but it really doesn't go with the room colors since new sofas arrived. Believe me, I'm not complaining. There are few things more fun than decorating a room and purchasing the fabric required to do that. I could have done a different quilt--I could probably make At Home in my sleep at this point, but it's so quick and easy and just the right size to snuggle under.
This one is going to be mostly Moda's "Papillon", but I've added bits of "Etchings", some French General and strips of some favorite old Lecien Quilter's Basic. I felt that the quilt needed a bit more red than the jelly roll provided so I added some extra. And while I adore pink, it turns out that SOME PEOPLE have real issues with that color, so those strips were eliminated. Sigh...
Once the quilt is finished, I'll get started on pillows, chair cushions, and who knows what all else.
When I'm not sewing or crocheting at an embarrassingly slow pace, I'm enjoying nature. Sometimes with my striped friend who provides pretty good company.
Wild turkeys and quail are a bit skittish and don't cooperate at all with my plans to photograph them. The deer are a bit better but they ignore my requests to scootch just a little closer.
Finally, I've got a question for any of you who are experienced at this whole living-in-the-country thing. Anybody have sheep? I've been researching the topic and am mighty tempted but would appreciate any advice.