Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Shopping and a Movie

Out with a friend for Spring Fling at my favorite store...HAPPY'S....

Birdbath with greenery for the porch...




Bowling set for the boys..........



A picture frame for a favorite picture.......



Arrangement for a top shelf in the studio......



Friends over to watch a movie.........  One brought pizza.........


I added some fruit and cheese with crackers...........


And a little wine to make it interesting............... 


The movie was to be Tootsie but we talked so long that we never got to watch it.......  We can save it for the next movie night.......

Thursday, May 04, 2017

A Drop from the Ocean

Four skeins of Sugar and Cream are now gone...........   One skein was super size and made two dishcloths......


With the yarn that was left I made three more for my sister.....

I found two more skeins this morning two more skeins this morning.  More dishcloths in my future...

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Bits and Pieces


Some of the duck eggs hatched.........  Two sweet ducklings..........  They survived for four days........  Then they were gone.........  Two more ducks are on the nest so perhaps a few will live longer......




One pair all done except the Kitchener stitch to finish the last one.......



Sock one of pair two is complete except for the Kitchener stitch.........   The history of the Kitchener stitch is quite interesting........

The British Secretary of State for War, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, associated himself with the Red Cross drive to urge women to knit “comforts” or items for the men in the military, particularly mittens, socks and scarves. He was concerned about the foot problems the sock seams caused and personally contributed a pattern for socks which included a seamless grafting technique that would come to be known as the “Kitchener stitch”




Several years ago I promised to make two tea towels for a friend..........  At last I am getting them done.......  I like to make my own blanks and add a scalloped fabric border. The pattern can be found at Bird Brain Designs... HERE    I have enjoyed their products and used many of their free designs.



Begun..........  Also put aside in order to make some dish cloths..........



Started the process of making the Bishop dresses for Reba.....  I made many of them for her mother but it has been 25 years and I am a bit out of practice...  I have fabric for three size six month dresses.....  Yesterday I ordered labels for all of the items I make for her..........


Found this camouflage fabric for the first one........  Her father is an avid hunter so this should make him smile.........



All cut out and ready to pleat..........




Monday, May 01, 2017

Design Wall Monday

At last a finish.......... This was a mystery quilt from times gone by.......  It was selected to be quilted and after its return it languished waiting for binding.....  I got the studio organized enough to get the binding sewn on and at last it is complete..........


Since Kim likes the royal color of purple this quilt will go home with her...........


The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10