Friday, December 28, 2007

Peaceful Friday

Today is a peaceful day. We are home for the day with no plans because I have a virus and have not been feeling well. But it has been a good day. The kids are really quiet today too. Maybe we all needed a day off! I feel bad that Robin is working!

I have had some time to read, to knit and even do a bit of quilting. I have started reading the "Sunrise Series" by Karen Kingsbury. This is the fourth series I have read by her this year. It has been great to have a Christian fictional book going. I find it very relaxing! There are only 2 books of 4 published from this present series but I believe the other two will be out in the Spring of 2008 so I don't have terribly long to wait.

I am finally working on the squares from the past 2 quilt swaps of T2CHK!! Finally, they will become a quilt!! Some of the blocks were shy of 12.5" (including mine...EEK). So today, I have been building the blocks up with some cream material. I am oversizing them and then will trim them down to my desired size (if I do it right!!). I originally wasn't sure what I was going to do but then Wardeh from Such Treasures gave me the idea of building them up. For me, quilting has always been about diving in and then making it work!

Life's not perfect is it? I am sure not perfect... I am forgiven but far from perfect!! So, I thought it might be fun to share some of my *recent* imperfections:

This is my quilt square that I made too small and am now building up.

Oops! I am out of yarn!!

Okay, this is a bit of a longer story. I am knitting a shawl for myself because I am always cold in the evening. Well in the chaos of Christmas presents I misplaced one of the size 11 needles. I searched for a bit and then decided to get my other pair of size 11 needles. They did feel smaller for me but I still used them. As you can see they really were smaller so I have a dent in my shawl! I corrected the problem by adding a couple of stitches. I decided not to rip out the rows because the shawl is for me and I won't mind the dent! :) Yes, I did finally find the missing needle which it a blessing because they were my favorites! :)


Mary Emma Allen said...

This is the first I've visited your blog. Love the picture of the Nubble Light. (I live in NH.)

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen!

I have so enjoyed catching up on your blog today! I'm sorry you are feeling well! I too, am struggling with a little virus. I was looking at your house and wooded area, and you live in a setting that is so much like ours, right down to the pine trees! Looks like you had some wonderful snow, too! Glad you have had a fun Christmas!!! Blessings to you all! PAM

Anonymous said...

I am praying that you'll feel better very soon! :)

I am enjoying seeing what you're doing with the quilt squares.

That is a perfect idea to knit yourself a shawl to keep warm and cozy with. I really like the color you chose, too.

You do beautiful work, Karen! Big hugs and some chicken noodle soup, Robin

Anonymous said...

Karen I'm so sorry you are feeling unwell today :( I've just been reading the last few blog entries and they are great! It's so cool to have a peek into your home in Maine USA. The chocolate strawberry session made me laugh! the snow is very beautiful so thankyou for sharing it! Blessings,
Yvonne x

Karen T. said...

Dear Mary Emma, Thank you for visiting my blog! It's nice to meet you... I love NH; there are so many beautiful spots. I hope you can come back. Karen T.

Karen T. said...

Pam, Robin and Yvonne, Thanks so much for visiting me! :) I so wish you all could visit me in real life! :) Love, Karen T.

Patty H said...

Karen, hoping you are feeling better. So far we have been healthy here. You're not alone on the quilt. I havent' done anything with mine either. I like your idea of building the blocks to a all one size. I was wondering how to do that.
I've enjoyed reading your blog and seeing the pictures.
Have a blessed New Year.
Patty H.

Lindy said...

I hope you're feeling better now! I got the flu last Christmas, so I can relate to how you must feel. The quilt block is beautiful! Happy New Year!

Karen T. said...

Hi Patty and Lindy!! Thank you so much for stopping by! I am feeling MUCH better now!! Love, Karen T.