My progress in the crafting arena is just eeking along. Here is the progress on my Dragon Melody Shawl. It's in Blob Stage, can you tell? It's looking much smaller than the sample I saw at Charlotte Yarn in April. I'm getting gauge so I'll just trust the process.
I spent a bit today working on the pieces of the block that has been giving me so much trouble that I've posted about previously. They're getting a bit easier though very slow going. I do need to get more precise about the pencil markings. Hopefully they'll easily wash out. I must admit that I hope that the whole Y Seam thing is not a technique that quilters use frequently or that will keep me away from some fabulous quilting patterns.
I had intended to do more, then my brother called and we chatted about his meeting with the tax assessor in his area tomorrow. He purchased his home at the peak of the housing market (2006). The county actually increased his assessed value this year to the point where it's assessed for more than he paid for it. He jokingly said that if he goes before committee he's going to schedule it for when I'm there in a couple weeks (I'm employed in a related field). I made some suggestions and hopefully all will be settled before then. I just didn't get back to my sewing machine after all that.
I'm thinking about starting my research on sewing machines. I don't intend on buying another machine for a while, but I'm a research kind of girl. I want to make an informed decision. Somehow, though, the idea of sitting down at one and testing it seems a bit dangerous! Any ideas on that?