I only wear handknit socks (unless the shoes need thinner socks), and though I toss most of my socks in the machine, some of them have to be handwashed. I usually save them until I have a bunch, and then wash them all at once, and hang dry them in the bathroom. Ya think maybe my feet generally prefer rose/orange?
I finished assembling another 10 blocks for the Whatever Quilt. I have 40 now, and since I am quilting these projects myself, and my sewing machine/arms/table can't handle bedspreads, I have scaled down the size of the projected quilt. The blocks are 8 1/2", so I figure I can get by with 70 blocks (7 wide x 10 long) with a 5" border all around. But we'll see as I go- maybe I'll skip the border and just put another line of blocks both ways. This quilt will be a mish-mash of colors and patterns, and a border won't unify the design anyway, so maybe it's unnecessary. (you may note that I had a bunch of triangles left from the Figgy Pudding quilt trees to play with).
I got the Froggy quilt sandwiched, pinned, and quilted. It went very well- my machine quilting is still nothing to brag about, but I'm getting better. And the thread didn't break even once! I have the binding sewn on, and just have to tack it down, though that won't happen for a couple of days (AI tonight and tomorrow night, tomorrow we're taking a day trip, and I have a couple of knitting/crochet deadlines that are the evening priority at the moment. But this is a Christmas present, so there's no hurry beyond the fact that I want to cross it off my list).
I've been assembling Bee themed blocks- I won a couple of quilt square auctions on eBay, for many different bee-themed fabrics, and I'm bordering them with 2 1/2" strips of assorted greens (her room is green, you see. Frog Girl's room is blue- and the froggy squares just happened to be all blues). I think this one is going to be adorable too. I will do likewise with a set of Ladybug squares and pink for another quilt. SuperHero boy quilt will be a snap. Book Girl is more problematic- I don't need a specific color, but finding fabrics with book designs is proving to be difficult. But, as I said, Christmas is a long way off, and the hunt is part of the fun.