Thanks for all the get well wishes. I have a mighty assortment of welts and bruises but I'm getting around just fine. I'm in denial about the dishwasher. The last time I lived somewhere with no dishwasher was the summer of '91. For now I'm just letting the dishes pile up in the sink.
So what else have I been up to? Even though it's barely had a mention on the blog since I started it, the Tangled Yoke is slowly creeping toward the finishing line. I am a few rounds short of a full tangle on the yoke. I believe this photo of a crumbly, gray mass explains why I haven't been taking a lot of pictures of my progress.
Since this project is far, far from portable, I cast on a new pair of socks.
This is Evelyn Clark's Go With the Flow socks in STR Chapman Springs colorway. I started these socks once before and ripped them out. These are going splendidly and I'm not hating the variegation. I started working on them yesterday while on the way to a quilt show with Molly. It was my first quilt show. It was really interesting to see all styles and skill levels represented. I found that I am always drawn to the hand-quilted ones. I bought a few fat quarters in 30s reproduction prints while I was there. I got some of these at the Sew Expo a few weeks ago. Love the 30s stuff.
I also bought one piece of vintage fabric.
When I pulled it out to photograph I realized it matched the large-scale floral in Blossom I got for the border on my Four Square quilt.
There were two quilts based on Dear Jane at the show too. I came home and finished a block, Dad's Plaids.
This one has reverse applique and regular applique. I think I'm improving since the last one.
I also knocked off two tiny new sewing projects. A needlebook and a camera case with a quilted lining for my new camera.