Thursday, April 01, 2010

March 32nd

I knew yesterday was the 31st, but for some reason it didn't occur to me that the end of the month had arrived. Apparently I was hoping for 34 days...

March goals:
  • work on the marquoir (weather permitting)--I worked on it, but it was a little like Fred Flintstone driving his car. Lots of foot moving, no forward motion.
  • work on two WIPS: Curtis Boehringer Apple Sampler and Heart's Content, Merry and Bright--I completed the Apple Sampler! and got about halfway on the border of Merry and Bright.
  • work on class quilt--yes, I've cut out the entire quilt and stitched up 2/3 of the background.
  • cut out more pieces for the 19dicketytwo quilt--alas and alack, it is still boxed up
I also finished Sea Bathing, did a couple of layouts, and read a book.

For April
  • host a book party for Adrienne!
  • camp!
  • work on the marquoir
  • work on WIP Lilybet's Spot Sampler II
  • work on WIP Hillside Sampling's Folk Art Threadkeep
  • work on class quilt

Check this out: Truckers who knit and quilt in their down time. It's no April Fool's joke. And what do you know? They do the work for many of the same reasons we do. One trucker says his work, "gives you a little bit of ownership. You've actually accomplished something with your time off." Do you think this will be the thing that shuts down the old lady count? Will it end the stereotypes?

6 comments:

Nic said...

Congrats on what you did this month, and good luck with April's goals!

Redwitch said...

You did loads! Congrats!

I recently went to the V&A Quilts exhibition and really wanted to see the quilt made by these guys the most: http://www.finecellwork.co.uk/

staci said...

Congrats on your goals. Now I'm off to read about those truckers :)

urban craft said...

I need months with 32 days. Especially for knitting. I can't ever get that done.

Alice said...

My Brother in law works way up North for months at a time on oil rigs and pipelines, and he does really beautiful stitching! His co-workers kind of shake their heads, but admire the finished product!

doris said...

Thanks a million for the quilting/knitting truckers article. It's always fun when someone else realizes that they can actually accomplish something when they'd normally be sitting around.