Friday, November 13, 2009

Continuing Sashiko

The basement cleaning is going well. I donated two big boxes of things, and have a stack ready to take to recycling. There is plenty more I can do down there - the basement is solely for storage and laundry.

I didn't do any artwork of my own yesterday. I read Earlene Fowler's Tumbling Blocks. I haven't kept up with this series, but I do like the books. Benni Harper got a lot more help from her friends and family doing her work than I would feel comfortable getting.

I've been trying to catch up on blog reading, but it is a never ending battle. Not just because bloggers keep writing new posts, but also because sometimes they introduce you to new bloggers, and if you go visit the new bloggers, they will introduce you to a whole host of friends, and well, the list of bloggers keeps increasing, and all of their new posts. I love it, though. Great inspiration.

I have been working on the sashiko, and I would like to finish it before I pick up another project. It is going really fast - there are no color changes, no stitches to count, and you can do several stitches at a time, so it is good practice for quilting. I guess I should have read the tutorial before I started. I am working on a section at a time instead of all the way across the lines. Either way, it shouldn't take more than a week, but the temptation to start yet another project is strong. Every time I come across a project on a blog, I want to start it NOW. Unfortunately, the next blog also has a project I want to do NOW, and so on and so forth.

I generally get more projects finished in the fall than any other season. I am afraid that if I keep being this fickle, this year won't have many finished projects to show.


Allie said...

I can't tell you how impressed I am that you're working on your basement. I try to forget I have one. I do pretty good at it too, one of my son's chores is the laundry.
Your sashiko looks wonderful - like a very soothing project. I know what you mean about all the lovely blogs out there, I have 220 unread posts in my Reader right now. Sigh. I have enough projects I want to start to keep a good-size quilt guild busy for years.

Tanya said...

You are doing a good job! Looks great! But don't you have Christmas presents or something to make? I'm sure the person who gave that to you didn't expect you to be working on it during this busy season!