Next week I will be in Georgia visiting my daughter and family so I will miss the weekly session but since there is another crib-sized quilt that needs doing , there will be more gatherings for me to participate in. Since most of these ladies are neighbors of my Mom, she is going to go while I am gone-that's the way , Mom!
Friday, February 29, 2008
I presently have this florescent pink, light pink and white blooms in my yard. Since she doesn't have any whites she is willing to trade so I may have some of her red and coral plants-we are both happy with the planned exchange!
I have special plans after lunch and if all goes well, will be posting pictures later today-I am hoping to participate in something I have never done before!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
As far as handwork goes, this is what I knit in the few spare moments over the past week or so. It is the hand spun merino/silk blend and it is the first in a pair of socks. It is a nice pattern but just enough counting so that I can't knit while in a crowd! I didn't mind less time knitting when I could replace it with family time.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The kids took right off for the water at the beach-the water was cold to me at 66 degrees but they plowed right in-jumping waves and squealing-beautiful to behold.
Even Abigail wanted in right away-Marsel had to make a quick scramble to remove hearing aids and she made it just in time-David said not to worry-he had them safely in his sweatshirt pocket! Never a dull moment!
We found that the tide pool was a bit warmer and calmer to play in and we settled round with cameras to catch the smiles. Note my mother's proper foot apparel for on the beach-bare feet give her the willies and on the beach this is especially true!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
(We forgot cameras on Wed. so took this pic at the beach on Thurs.)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I knit 2 of these while waiting for my sister and crew to arrive-it is hard to see clearly but it is a palm tree design on another dishcloth from Ravelry KAL. I dyed the yarn for this, too. The green is a lighter shade of sage than I wanted but cotton is harder to get the accurate shade as I use the acid dye I use for my wool. It isn't white ,so it is okay with me.
This is my Mom's work of art. She has made this for a friend who admired a similar one in a craft shop. It has been fun to see it take shape on our sewing days. She did all the piecing and quilting on this 24" wallhanging on her Husqvarna Viking Lily.
(I did the embroidery for her on my Designer SE)
We met a nice group of ladies at a church group where Mom attends here in FL. They had invited her to their charity quilting-they welcomed us like long-lost friends and we had a nice time handsewing some dresden plate blocks together. I will be sharing more from this group as they meet every Friday and we have been invited back!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Last night Mom called to say her fridge went from inefficient to unable and so Bill and I went today to purchase our new fridge to be able to pass down our smaller one to Mom and Dad (since they are only here for 3 months a year this only makes sense. Off we go to shop-find the fridge at the first store and then proceed to visit all other 5 stores to be good it is the right one at the right price..........early in our marriage this was a cause for misery, now I understand it is a compulsion for my husband and he is in pain if he doesn't comparison shop. I bring my knitting and sit in the car while he continues to go into all the other stores. He is grateful that he can look and I am grateful I do not have to-there is a confidence that is reached after 32 yrs of marriage that is a welcome place of rest. Anyway, we brought the fridge home and emptied, cleaned the old one, moved in the new and stocked it right up-sure does eat up all the space but since all the drawers pull out, we will no longer have to kneel and dig to find things anymore! Some wives have to content themselves with flowers on Valentine's Day but I have a new fridge and a shelf of chocolate! This is love!PS - A big thanks to Mike Gritzke , my Husqvarna Viking Dealer in NY state (and to my family aka sewing-machine-Mike) for telling me about Gel Gloss, an appliance cleaner/polish which took all the nasty sticker residue off my new fridge and left a beautiful shine that will resist the prints left by hungry hands!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Here is the promised picture of the trailer......
I will add a picture later in the day-I discovered about myself that I am more visual than I thought-I don't want to read other blogs without pictures and I don't want to post on mine without one either.....
Which leads me to what I have been doing in between cleaning and scrubbing and organizing over at the trailer (sorry, folks, but since it is a 1949 model it is not a mobile home-it is a trailer!)
I have been sewing on the State of Grace quilt-60 of the 80 blocks are now made (see prev post with Tom sitting on it). Yesterday I worked on these souvenior T- shirts; we are not in a tourist area and they do not sell shirts with a logo for our small communities around here so Mom bought the shirts and I logo-ed them for my neices who are arriving Saturday afternoon , if all goes according to plan, and they will be able to go home with official 'I have been to Florida' t-shirts!
SHHHHHHH! DON'T TELL THE GIRLS, IT IS A SURPRISE!
Monday, February 4, 2008
So pleasurable to yield a tiny needle for this embroidery. It is in an eight inch hoop for scale. I did all of the coneflowers first, as...
I knuckled under and did all of the quilting on the little sheep panel quilt! It was a lot of fun to meander around all of the 'curls...
Wednesday night when we came out of church the moon was perfectly framed through the tall pine trees in the woods across from where we park-...
It turn out beautifully after the wash and dry! The quilt is a very comfortable size and pleasing colors/prints! Nice to see it done, ri...