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Stitching and Knitting and Coping

It is snowing again in Portland. This is a photo taken from our dining room window tonight. I was so happy to get out and take a long walk with Mr C and Scooter and not worry about slip sliding. Schools are closed again. Trinity is closed and we will not have our lovely Wednesday night community meal and classes.

I have been getting some stuff done. I finished the first round of stitching on the background up above. I started stitching on the second one tonight. It is interesting to see how the same color thread looks different on the two backgrounds. It probably doesn’t show in the photos.

I also cut and pieced some more fabrics to make two more arty oven mitts.

I knitted a pink pussy hat to wear to the Portland Woman’s march on January 21. I used the Prisma app on the photo. It makes a photo look more arty!! I am knitting two more hats, hoping some family members will wear them.

I have lots to do while I am snowed in. But, I really am getting tired of this winter weather. I did not sign up for this.

3 Responses to “Stitching and Knitting and Coping”

  1. Jeanette says:

    I love your pussy hat too! ‘Well done’ on the oven mitt – they look like they’d protect your hands very well.

  2. Susan says:

    Lol. LOVE your pussy hat!

  3. Suzan Hirsch says:

    Hi Gerrie, I am one of your Facebook friends, never having met. I don’t know how we became friends, except that I run ArtQuilt Elements, maybe a connection from that?
    This is my first fan letter, ever. You and I have similar sensibilities, from pussyhats to quilt alongs to politics. I just want to thank you for your posts. I often repost your call to action and of course I make my phone calls and urge others.
    Thank you for all your sharing, you are an inspiration!