Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Bill and I were loaded up bright and early to head to the Spring Frolic in Barberville, Florida; about a half hour drive south of us. I took along the Shetland I spun in St Augustine last month and started a shawl during our drive .
We set up and as usual , it was a flurry of people all day long. We had a wonderful time and I had planned on more pictures but I didn't get too far from our little spot near the 1700's Quarters House!
Bill took this picture at the end of the day and we look like we are tired-we were! (This was at the end of a 7 hour day!)
I started the day demonstrating spinning with the Mindy fiber (merino and cat). It spun like a dream but my lap was covered in cat fur when I was finished! I had fluff everywhere!
(Note to self: choose another fiber when you are going to be sitting outdoors and glistening a bit!
Think tar and feather..........)
I haven't spun Merino in a long time and forgot what a soft and springy yarn it makes!
(175 yards of fingering weight)
Nyki was glad to have me home and helped me unpack.....well, until she took a nap instead.
I went for a swim to cool and calm the tired muscles!
Here is a link from one of the local photographers, Gail Carson, for more pictures of last year's event. I will post more pictures of today later........
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Freezer paper, a yard stick and a lot of laughs got the job underway! How nice to share time with a like-minded friend! (Not to mention the gourmet lunch she served, too!)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
We savored a few days and then celebrated David's 10th birthday!
We had a wonderful visit as always and enjoyed an added bonus of eating Bruce's Chicago-style pizza, also from scratch! We were spoiled!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Off to an early start for our day visiting Bill's sister, Barb and husband, Doug in Vero Beach!
I got quite a bit of knitting done in our three hour trek.
The beach side restaurant where we had a lovely lunch-calzones and canolis!
We went back to their house and had a couple of rousing games of cards and then the men did some landscaping jobs -we came home with some unwanted bushes and plants-the car was filled , in fact. I had an unwanted visit from a spider and Bill got stung by a caterpillar-small price to pay, says he! Ha!
Thanks for the lovely day, Barb and Doug!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
(Even if the drying rack is a bit lopsided!)
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Bubba likes to be out all night ( he is neutered) and then takes over the good sleeping spots all day.I used to keep pretties on the buffet but have left the center uncluttered so he can sprawl and not knock over anything!
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...