Saturday, November 5, 2011

Log Cabin Update

Here is the log cabin scarf/table runner.
Cotton yarn.  Sugar and Cream.  Denim (light and dark).  Turned out pretty well I think.  It's not as soft as I'd like, I think I used a smaller reed than I should have.  I used an 8 but I think a 6 would have been better.  I don't have a 6.  I have a 5 I'm borrowing.  But that was way too loose....
Anyway, I like it. It's a gift. 

I don't have anything new on the Baby Wolf - yet.  We went to Joanns today (big sale) and I bought 3 giant skeins of boucle (like the yarn I used on the shawl/mobius scarf).  The colors are beautiful and I can hardly wait to use it. When the smaller skeins go on sale, I'm going to buy more in other colors.  The larger skeins are limited as far as color. 
I also bought 3 yards of black fabric to go with some Moda Charm Squares Reindeer Games that I bought the other day.  I am going to make a Christmas quilt for the house.  Hubby thought I was making it to give away.  Nope.  Not this one.

I also have some Christmas panels upstairs that I'd forgotten about.  I bought them last year when my cousin was here and we visited a quilt shop in Charlottesville.  Well, I am going to cut them out and stitch them up for wall hangings to give as gifts this year.  I have lots of fabric I can use as backing upstairs....so I didn't buy anymore fabric for the backing for those.  I spent enough money today. 

I also bought 2 spools of quilting thread (100% cotton) in black and red while there, to use on the Christmas projects.  They were the only things not on sale, but I had 2, 40% coupons to use on those. 
I also had a 25% off coupon to use for the total sale.
All in all, I saved $27 with the coupons and sales.  I thought I made out REAL well. :-)

I haven't quite decided what the next weaving project will be.  Towels?  Scarves with the boucle'?  I just don't know!  lol  So for now, I'm at a stand still till something comes to me and I decide what I want to work on.
Meanwhile, I have a warp on the big loom and I am procrastinating about weaving on it.  I shouldn't be...but I am!  Bad me..............

I am also still debating on whether to sell the big loom, and buy a smaller loom.  Sigh.  So many decisions!

I did a lot of running around yesterday.  I was beat last night.  Today, we went and got hay really early, brought it home, unloaded it and stacked in the barn (it was only 20 bales).
We changed our clothes and left again, went to town to the library.  It wasn't open yet so we had to waste some time.  Hubby was hungry so we went to Subway and he got a breakfast sub.  Then we looked at some ads and decided to go to the city after the library. 

We went to Toys R Us and I could NOT decide on what I wanted to get.  So we left empty handed.  This is the third time in a row that I've gone there and left without anything!

We also went to Penny's to return a sweater I'd bought yesterday but didn't like very much once I tried it on.
Then we went to Joanns. 
Then we stopped at Wendys to eat lunch.
Then we stopped at Giant to get carrots for the horses (they sell 5 lb bags for just under $3.00).  Yes, the horses are spoiled.
Then we came home.  Dear hubby went out and swept up leaves with the tractor and leaf sweeper.  Lots of work. 
I hung out on the computer but the dogs were starved for my attention, so I gave up and sat on the recliner and they both landed on me and snuggled.  Awwww....needy little brats!  LoL.  No, not really.  I love my dogs.  But they ARE needy!
I made dinner.  It was good.
Now, I'm back on the computer.
So there it is.  My last couple of days...busy, running here and there and shopping and spending too much money.  Sigh.
What is on your wish list for Christmas?
I can't decide.  I want an Ipad.  Dear daughter says no, you don't.  WHY????  I want one badly.  I would settle for a Kindle Fire e-reader, but I don't really want one.  I don't buy many books, but I do get them from the library.  I do think it would be nice to have just a small thing to hold for reading, but I'd probably miss my books.  The Kindle Fire has internet access too.
I'd settle for a laptop computer.  I could still download books (I think?) and I could download music if I went somewhere I could download stuff for free.  See, I have Hughesnet, and they charge for bandwidth usage....if I download ONE single You Tube video, I go over the bandwidth.  What a crock it is.  This is SUCH a ripoff.  None of my friends have this restriction with their internet services.  It pisses me off.  Really.  We didn't have this restriction till dear hubby decided to upgrade.  When he called, they came out with a new dish that looked exactly like the old one, and got put in the exact same place as the old one.  And yep they made him sign a new contract.  DRATS!  So now, I can't watch anything, I can't see videos my friends put on FB, I can't download music - unless I do it between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.  Yep, not gonna find me doing that!

So yeah, a laptop would be nice too.  But, all of these things are expensive and I don't want to really ask for one because it has been a tight year, and next year isn't going to be any better.
I need to make lots of scarves to sell at craft shows and fiber shows.  Lots of them.  So I can make some money.  Then I can get what I want.  Of course, winning the lottery would be even better.  Since that hasn't happened yet, I guess earning it would be the next best thing.  LoL.

Ok, enough whining.  I'm outta here.
Over and out.
Martha

2 comments:

KnittyAJ said...

Hey Martha. You are still cranking out weaving projects. I haven't done anything with my BW recently. With the weather cooling down, the fiber side of me will come around again. I am still doing a lot of quilty projects. In case you did know, I started a podcast...Yep, a podcast, it's called
"The Quilting Pot". If you want to listen, it's on ITunes.

You had a busy day! Reading your blog made me tired!!! TTYL

AJ

mainer said...

Thanks for the detailed update. I wrote two blog posts today to publish later. I got jazzed when I saw that I won a charm pack from Ryan Walsh! WooHoo!Blogging is beneficial! Love your tree photo and the table runner/scarf. Good job!