Friday, February 21, 2014

On the Needles Friday

Back to knitting for babies.........  A friend needed a gift so I made a few things for her.........


Then I heard that a member of my Sunday School Class had a new family member weighing 3 pounds....
It is supposed to be a preemie pattern.......  I have trouble making things for little ones.......  I tend to forget just how small they are............

Lots of lovely things are being knit every day all around us........  Check out Patchwork Times HERE  for other lovely eye candy..............

Saturday, February 15, 2014

New Projects and a Trip to Happy's

I have had this pattern for years and had even selected the fabric to make it.......  Never got it done....






Then it occurred to me that I could alter it a bit and put this stitchery in the top and have a pillow for the living room......  I have a little doll to sit in front of it......



Finished this stitchery last year........... 


And this one..........  Never had them framed because, well you know the cost of framing these days.....


Found this tray at Happy's the last time I was there and knew it was just what I was looking for for the coffee table............  The crewel in it is lovely but the yellow is a bit strong for my taste...........Then I realized that the stitchery above would look good in this tray...............It does not exactly fit but I can use the aqua fabric I had been saving for the pillow idea above to make a mat for the stitchery............


I also found this delightful bear to add a touch of Valentines day to my space...........  Marilyn bought it and gave it to me........  She is so kind...........




I also spotted this pitcher........  I need three..........  One for sweet tea, one for unsweet tea and one for water............  I now have two.....  I know that one day I will find a third at Happy's.................Now to find time for my two new projects............

Thursday, February 13, 2014

It is me again...........

I had great plans to be a better blogger this year.............  We know about how plans go..............

Rebekah has finished PT and has moved back home.........  I have gotten the house in order again.....  It was wonderful to have her here and we really miss her and her dogs.................

This is a hibiscus blooming in the breakfast room along with the violet and poinsettia.........  I thought it made a lovely picture..........



And then we had snow.............  Don't laugh.......  This is Eastern NC where we are not supposed to have four inches of snow...........  We stayed in, cooked soup and I did a bit of house blessing..........


But best of all, Jean came to visit......  We ate and talked quilting and laughed and had a grand time........


It is really delightful to spend time with someone that speaks the same language that you do...........


While she was here I finished a pair of socks for her.........  The next pair is cast on and in my sock sack for the next round of doctor visits.........


I did make a pair of socks for Marilyn on her birthday and a pair for a blogger friend........  Just forgot to take the picture...........  Marilyn is wearing hers and the other pair is boxed and ready for the mail....  Rebekah hopes to mail them tomorrow...........

I am embellishing some sheers for a neighbor that will be movind into the neighborhood soon.......... It is taking much longer than I ever thought it would but that is usually the case...........

I tried to clear the decks and get some of my own projects completed but that is not to be for awhile......

Jean's sweater is at the top of the list and Cassie brought some more scarf yarn and then there is Kate's scarf yarn, not to mention that I still do not have a scarf myself but I too have scarf yarn, oh and don't forget the newborn hats that are needed..................


The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10