Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Goals for 2011 and Quilter's ADD

Okay, I had an epiphany this past weekend.

Whenever hubby asks why I have so many fibery projects around the house, I've always told him that the colors and textures make me really happy. He gives me a hug, and walks away muttering to himself that he could never get any work done with so much stuff around. I shake my head, knowing that he doesn't understand my creativity.

Sunday afternoon: I realized that I have trouble finishing projects because there is too much visual clutter!!! I get majorly distracted. I told this to hubby and he literally, LITERALLY, fell to the floor laughing. Okay, so sometimes he is right.

My goal for 2011 is to have only 2 projects visible at any one time. One for quilting/sewing and one for knitting/crocheting/beading/paper stuff. Anything else has to be contained in a bag, box, or bin. I figure one year is long enough to REALLY know if I am more productive that way. I am also going to keep a journal with projects in queue, and projects finished.

This is kinda scary. I've always worked with my areas looking all Kaffe Fassett colorful and cluttered. We will see how it goes!

Cathy B

PS: Fishies Rug is on hold until I can order the yarn I need to finish.
PPS: Remember when saddle shoes were cool? I wish cool shoes were that comfy now!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fishies Rug

I got the gauge figured for my Fishie Rug. Size 8 needles, 2 strands Peaches and Creme dishcloth cotton, loose tension. Only problem is that I only have one of the colors I want for the rug. Need to do some serious online shopping!

Friday, December 10, 2010

FishAlong! 2010/2011

I do love me the FishAlongs! We are starting tomorrow, December 11, 2010. Instead of making the afghan, however, I am making a Fishie Rug for my guest bath room. I need to experiment to get the correct needles and strands of yarn.

I will let y'all know the progress.

Cathy B

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What am I working on now?

Well, I am knitting a shawl for my sister, working on Bonnie Hunter's Roll, Roll Cotton Boll mystery quilt, finishing a few dozen potholders, putting borders on Mary Johnson's pattern Tessalating Pinwheels, planning out the finishing touches on 6 quilts, and REJOICING that my husband finally went to the doctor after having bronchitis for 5 weeks. Men! Can't live with 'em, can't do really heavy lifting without 'em! No, really I am so happy he finally went and got the meds he needs. I love that ol' puppet maker.

The pic above is Blue Jeans and Flannel Shirts. It is a pattern I wrote up a few years ago. Email me at if you would like a free copy.

Take care!

Cathy B