Bayou Quilts, recently reorganized her bulletin board. I thought that was a good idea so I went into the sewing room this morning and took this photo. But the more I stood there looking at my board the more I like it this way. In a way, it reminds me of the wall at a (former) head shop in a nearby town. This 'boutique' used the whole wall (not a board) and has not taken anything off this wall. Never. Ever. The shop has been in existence since 1969. The wall has an approximately 4" deep strata: announcements of peace marches, concerts, parties, items for sale or trade, posters of plays and events. 40 years worth -- I kid you not. I would love to dig down through the layers just to revisit. A time capsule on the wall, so to speak. But I digress. My measly little bulletin board holds some memories too. See that green & yellow flag up in the corner? That is one of two stickers I bought for my guitar case in college. In 1970. Yes, even then there was concern and awareness for the planet. Next to it is a design I made up as a patch for my blue jeans. I like to look at them so I keep them fairly cleaned off.
There is a whole lotta of knittin' goin' on. Sorry Jerry, I couldn't resist. I have been bartering again. One of the younger boys at work wants some knitted socks. And he bought the yarn. Come springtime, I will need a young strong boy to help in the yarden doing some heavy lifting, so we are trading labor for labor. I currently have the first sock of a pair of socks for me on the 5" double pointed needles, a barn-raising square on the 7"dpn's and a pair of socks on the 40" Addi Turbo circular needle for him. I am going to knit him 2 pairs of tube socks using the magic loop technique. O, and he requested a pair of felted house socks too. No prob.
Had my eyes checked yesterday and dr said I have the beginnings of a cataract. Ugh. Ordered the new glasses today and about had heart failure at the price!
I'm still working on my 4SQS5 quilt. Sorry no photos.
The hand quilting is progressing on the little quilt. I am not going to show a photo of it until it is done. After all, how boring to see the same thing over and over.
Spent a bit of time late this afternoon, cutting some scraps into 2.5" squares for leader enders. I have a LOT of 4 patches made up now. I suppose I should make something from them?
Today it was a lot more like spring than a wintery January day. The sky was blue, the weather warmy and slightly balmy, the ice melting on the lakes and the doves were cooing. Never heard doves in January before. So here's to you: stay warm and enjoy your weekend.