Tuesday, January 7, 2014

BRRRRR!!!

 I made a woolen table runner with the only kind of snowflakes I hope to see!  It is 18" wide and 56" long ( the width of the fabric).
 I applied the snowflakes by needle felting the layers together and then used matching wool for the blanket stitch to finish the edge.
I used this to do the needle felting-much faster than trying it by hand!  I used the Accuquilt Go! cutter to easily cut out the snow flakes........yup, I say it often, having the right tools makes a job much easier!
 This is the left over sock yarn on the needles for another pair of socks-I split the yarn so I will knit until I run out!
 We did get a freeze last night-Bill runs the sprinklers so that the ice gives some protection to the plants out front;  since the air temp went to 27F, this does offer a bit of extra protection.
 The potted plants on the front porch get bundled under this tarp and we turn on a lamp in there for them!
The more delicate ones come into the garage for a sleep over!  One more frost tonight and then we will bounce back to temperatures that are much milder.  I do love Florida!

5 comments:

  1. Ah, but when the cold does, hit, people in Florida are so unprepared. Hope you stay warn and cozy.

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  2. Pretty table runner...I love winter stuff in blue and white.

    Sorry you got frost, but I do love the icy wonderland look in your yard!

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  3. Love the table runner. So simple but so effective. Having the right told definitely makes a huge difference. in my house I'd be concerned about it getting too dirty.

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  4. love the table runner---all that ice will scare your Mom and Dad away!1 Are they there yet?? Sharon

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  5. Just think "WARM"! I've been covering our plants for the past couple nights.

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