Monday, July 18, 2011


Monday morning intentions may be the purest of the week.  Renewed energy and vitality coming off of a satisfying weekend can make for enormous plans.  I'll weed this garden, run hoses to that garden, fertilize the daylilies ... until I step out into an early morning pea soup that attempts to pass for breathable air.  The Hudson Valley humidity must be climbing to at least 500 %, and this, at only 6:30 am.   It's just damp and hot and wretched and I'm reminded why I hate the tropics.

The sewing room is the only sensible place to be today.  I've been cleaning it out in stages. The magazines have been deviling me - why is it so hard to part with Quilters Newsletters from the 70's?  Before I can discard even one magazine, I feel inclined to study intently leaf through each page, check out all submissions.  Before I knew what had hit me, I was sewing strips.
This is a fun project whose pattern I've held onto since 2006.  It should be ready for its debut tomorrow -
Orange slices - irresistible!  I'm keeping this little fabric wreath out so that I can add strips to it as well.  Sometimes I find that multi-tasking in the sewing room is the only thing that works for me.
I'm all about process.  To that end, here are two projects that are zipping along -  my Hug Me sock in Jawoll and -
(can this one pose, or what?!)

then there is this solitary creature who refuses to inspire me much at all ...
But I'm not giving up on her because I KNOW, in my heart of hearts, that this little vanilla pattern is a keeper!


Exuberant Color said...

Oooh I love the orange strips!!!! The wreath is pretty neat too.

JelliDonut said...

I'm pretty much staying inside too, except when the dog makes me go out. Looks like you're getting a whole lot of work done, however. I can't say the same!

Delisa said...

Hi Jody, wow what beautiful material! I also love, love, love your wonderful socks. Especially the first one. The yarn is exquisite. Boy do those colors pop and it looks so soft. I also really like the pattern you are using. The little vanilla colored one is beautiful too.

I am the same way when it comes to magazines. I have so many saved it's ridiculous. :) Once years ago, I got rid of all my older magazines and then when I got sick and was laid us for several months, I so regretted it because thumbing through magazines was one of the few things I really enjoyed doing.

So I always told myself after that experience, that I would always make sure I had some on hand, but it is beginning to get a bit out of hand. I have slowly been working at giving them away to friends and I tuck a couple into every gift bag I give away. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, can't wait to see your finished pieced. Delisa :)

Zoey said...

Wow, you are accomplishing a lot on a hot muggy day. Can't wait to see what the orange strips turn into.

I am the same with magazines. Quilting mags are especially hard to toss because of all the great patterns. Just leafing through gave you the inspiration to make the orange strips. Where else can you get motivation like that?

MeinSie said...

can't wait to see what the strips wil be be be be be be.