Monday, September 7, 2020

Every Weekend Should Last Three Days

 It has been a quiet but lovely Labor Day weekend. Some socially distanced gatherings with friends, phone chats with those who are farther away. But a lot of it looked like this:

Just me and Kola hanging out. Yes, she often maintains the oddest positions. My pain levels were up and my sleep was scanty, so it was nice to relax. Students attend school for the first day tomorrow, so I need to be ready to go in the morning. 

I finished the handwork on my summer quilt, and I'm not 100% happy with it. All the fabric was hand dyed or painted by me. And I think it's pretty obvious that it is hand-quilted in the Kantha style.

But I do like the appliqued leaves, so for lack of a better name, I called it Leafing.

I picked up the Brennivin cardigan I started a year ago. I'll try to get a photo, but at this point it's just a big blue-gray blob. It's knit from the bottom up and then separated for the sleeves. I like this design, but you do end up with a big blob in the middle of the process.

I hope your holiday weekend turned out to be what you wanted.


10 comments:

  1. That's just so lovely. Good luck on the first day!

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  2. Good luck tomorrow. Will be sending good vibes all day!

    The quilt is gorgeous. That velvet leaf is so pretty!

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  3. May this school year be a safe and successful one for you and your students.

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  4. Thinking of you and hoping today...and the balance of the school year...go well for you. I love your quilt - it is beautiful!

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  5. The quilt is lovely. You have aptly named it too. Ooohhh. The cardigan is such a pretty pattern. Perfect for fall. I hope your first day back is splendid with very few issues.

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  6. Your summer quilt is gorgeous! I think Burton and I should have done more of what you and Kola did!

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  7. Your Leafing quilt is beautiful. I like the way the colors and shapes just draw you in from one area to the next! Great job. Sitting with kitty is good pain relief!

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  8. gorgeous quilt and I hope you are less stressed as school proceeds!

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  9. I love the colors in your quilt -- and the leaves are wonderful! I'll be sending you all the best juju as your school year starts up again. XO

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  10. I am so glad you enjoyed your weekend. So sorry about the pain and lack of sleep. Stay safe.

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