It's been a while but I've been plugging away at things! Saturday was the Faith Fancher Breast Cancer walk at Lake Merritt. Faith was a news anchor on one of the local stations and she lost a long and fairly public battle with breast cancer a few years ago. A group of her friends and colleagues formed a non-profit called "Friends of Faith" to raise money for medical services for women without other options -- this was the fifth annual walk and I've done four of them. Lake Merritt is a little more than 3 miles around and it's quite pretty! Near the beginning of the walk I had to stop and snap a picture of these white pelicans; I don't usually see them in the lake.
The walk always starts with a procession of women on Harleys...I finished my 2-at-a-time socks last night. Actually, I switched to one-at-a-time after the heels were done. Not at all happy with the wierd way the yarn pooled up the legs! (It's Aussi Sock in the Spanish Fiesta colorway)
And... what's on my wall? First is a little quilt top from a Schnibbles pattern called "Scratch"; I keep hoping to use up my relatively small stash of novelty fabrics, but somehow they never seem to diminish! I spent some time on Sunday cutting strips for three more scrappy baby quilts but again, it didn't seem to make much difference on the shelf.
These are some blocks I made last year with one of my quilt groups. We challenged each other to use neutrals but I decided to throw in a little bit of the teal. Then last week I saw the perfect border fabric while surfing online -- it's from Windham's "all that jazz" line. I think I might add a little sizzle strip between the neutrals and the border... what do you think?
and finally -- this is a little bit of fun from a couple of years ago when my seester was visiting and gave us a lesson in creating embellished fabric.
I hung it back up on the wall because a) she's arriving from Tasmania tomorrow and b) this weekend we're heading off to Empty Spools seminars at Asilomar where I will take a 5-day class with Rosemary Eichorn on collage and embellishment! I'm taking my camera and will try to remember to use it.