dcrozier wrote:I feel your pain!!! I decided from now on I'm doing all the weaving in as I go along. I think that's the most discouraging part of motif blankets. What will be the dimensions of the blanket? It is so beautiful and I love the colors.
I have always done the end-weaving as I go--can't face so much mess at the end. Now I only have to weave in the sewing ends and I am making it like a jigsaw puzzle so I "maze" my way around to have fewer ends. I am glad you like the colors--can't wait to see it on our bed. I may have to wait until cooler weather to finish the border. I think I forgot to mention that it is king-size! I have almost finished seaming all the outside areas that include the triangles; I will begin working on the middle very soon!I think I'm going to do half octagons with both blankets.
That should be very interesting--send pics when you get them!!!Sorry to read about your garden. Mine is awful this year too. So discouraging. All that expense and water. So sad. And so sorry to hear about your kitchen escapade and like Sandy, good to hear you weren't hurt. And I love the new front on the oven door. What a clever idea!
Sorry to hear about your garden also. We have some friends who told us we planted on the wrong side of the moon so, just to cover all bases, I am going to buy an almanac if we decide to plant veggies next year. I got really lucky with the fall from the ladder--could have injured either or both of my artifical hips!!! As it was, the damage was all to the oven door and my pride!!! I like the oven door more every time I go into the kitchen--it is a major improvement!!!!
Wow, both hips are artificial? How long have you had them? Do they hinder you at all. I'm asking because I have arthritis in my right hip and it is so painful. Use to be painful just sometimes and now, just moving (not lifting) causes lots of pain.
I look forward to seeing pics of your beautiful blanket, but I understand about waiting for cooler weather. My blanket will be a throw, so much much smaller than yours.
I have wanted to do some painting, but Dh is talking about hiring someone to do it. But I'd rather do it myself. So we'll see. I think the plan is to do it next year so we've got some time to think about it.
I will post a pic of a couple of motifs with the half motif so you can see it.