Saturday, March 6, 2021

Chugging Along

 We closed on our house without incident last week.  We've moved in a few things, but we can't move in too much until the painters finish. The sellers painted the walls themselves before they put the house on the market. Not only did they do a sloppy job, but they chose colors better suited for a state mental institution.

We have movers scheduled for the end of the month, so we hope to have all the small stuff moved by then.

I still need some crafting time to keep my sanity. This next photo will look like a repeat but it's not. I am now calling Porto the "Forever Sweater." It will get done. Eventually


I've been quilting the Hook, Line & Tinker embroidery designs, and I think it enhances the images.

Thursday, Keith and I drove 45 minutes to the Walgreens in Fort Atkinson. Why? So I could get my first Covid vaccine! Seeing as my district is starting in-person instruction with K-2, I was feeling pressure to be vaccinated before the high schools open.

I wanted a quick, easy, stash-busting project for the drive, so I pulled together materials for a Banff. It's a Tin Can Knits pattern, and I have never been disappointed by one of their patterns. This was fun, fast, and very relaxing. Just what I needed. I've already started a second one.

I expect my posts and comments will be sporadic over this coming month, but I will be trying to read and keep up with you!

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on the house closing and your first shot with a bonus hat for the ride!
    What you've done with the embroidery is just perfect. I love how it echos the shape and gives the whole piece energy. Araignee

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  2. Love your embroidery! And sweet hat! Hope the move goes smoothly!

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  3. Love your new hat.

    Congrats on getting the vaccine AND on the new house. Can't wait to see pictures when you get all settled.

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  4. I love the embroidery! Glad you are getting vaxxed.

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  5. So glad you are moving forward with the move and of course getting the vaccine is huge! Stay safe and as sane as you can during this busy time.

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  6. What a fabulous idea to quilt your embroidery! It really makes the whole design pop. Congratulations on the house closing and I'm so glad to hear that you got your first shot. We are registered, but nothing yet...and we cannot go out of our county...

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  7. The house moving is stressful-getting back to work will do you good. And above all else, keep knitting! The sweater will go much more quickly once you divide for the body and that hat--so very satisfying! Congrats on the move!

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  8. Glad the house closing went without incident. Hubby and I drove almost an hour to get our vaccines. We have both doses now. Congrats on getting your first dose. (Unless you got the J&J) nice hat and perfect car project. I agree about quilting the embroidery piece. It really does make it pop more.

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  9. Congratulations on getting your COVID vaccination and signing papers on the house - two major stressors checked off the list. Great job on the hat!

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  10. yay for the house! yay for that cute hat! yay for the vaccine! so much good good news!

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  11. Oh, moving house - I dread that day. You know, that quilt along goes through June so maybe you have time to join up - wink!

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  12. Deb! Congratulations on the new house and even more THE VACCINE!!! Isn't it a joyful feeling? I love your hat. It is brillaint

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  13. Oh and I love your hook line and tinker. I bet Kim loves it, from Oregon

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