Thursday, February 12, 2015
Who else is ready for Spring? One day it's raining and cold and the next it's sunny and a chilly breeze is blowing. I'm ready for some warmer weather.....but not summer!
I haven't done much on my sampler so I won't bother showing you that, but I have made some more items for my store.
Have been battling a sore throat this week. I went out with Peyton and John this past weekend and it was cold that night and woke up the next morning with it. Some days are better than others as usual. Poor Peyton woke up with the same thing.
Well that's about all that's going on in my corner of the world. Hope that wherever you are, you're warm and comfy and able to get a few stitches in.
Friday, January 30, 2015
I knew there was a reason I hadn't started the Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler SAL....I just didn't know why. Yesterday I received an email from Debbie at Needle Orts about Weeks coming out with some new fibers. Apparently they have decided to do spools of their overdyed cotton floss and 4 different sizes of pearl cotton. I went there this morning and bought the colors I needed for the SAL and WOW it is much faster to stitch.....no separating of strands. You use it exactly as it comes off the spool. Here's what they look like:
They don't have all the colors in each type but between the 2 strand and #12 pearl cotton I was able to make the conversion. Are they not gorgeous!!!! We are talking very good yardage on each one also....there's 45 yards on each of the above spools.
I've started the sampler but because I'm having trouble seeing the linen, I can only stitch for a little bit at a time. This will probably end up being my only large project this year.
This SAL came in 3 parts and with each part you get smaller designs to go with the sampler. My hope is too stitch all the smaller ones to group with the large sampler....I have the perfect wall for it.
If you get a chance, give these a try.....I think you'll like them.
Blessings for a perfect weekend, Barbara
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Brrrrr!!!! I know the northeast is having horrible weather and I hope everyone is staying warm and safe but I must say it's kind of cold here lately. We have the heat on and I'm in fleece pants. Doesn't sound like Florida does it?
Had a good time with Peyton and John this past weekend. Went to dinner at Macaroni Grill and enjoyed it immensely.
I was able to finish two cowls.....one for me and one for Peyton.
This weekend I hope to start a new quilting project. I want just a throw size for our couch and can't wait to start it. I have most of the fabric but have to purchase a few more colors.....oh darn! I have to go to the fabric store. LOL
Well that's all for now. I really need to take a newer picture of Vallie. I've left her fur get longer on her body and she looks like she was put in a dryer on fluff dry. LOL
Blessings for a perfect week, Barbara
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Hello World! It's a gray dismal day here in central Florida and I'm so glad I don't have anywhere I'm suppose to be. It's a good day to stay inside and work on something creative.
Last nite my local yarn shop, Sip and Knit in Maitland, had their yearly "yarn tasting". Sounds gross doesn't it? LOL But what it really is is this....the representative from Cascade Yarns brings in samples of all the yarns Cascade makes and you get to try them out. They snip you off a yard or two and you get to sit down and knit or crochet to see if you like the yarn. I came away with 3 different yarns but I'm only going to show you one. This one is not a Cascade yarn but I immediately fell in love with it and it's destined to become a cowl for myself. This picture doesn't do this yarn justice. There's purples, golds, steel blues, rose and olive greens in there. Stunning!
I haven't started the Lizzie Kate SAL yet because I wanted to finish a shawl I was working on for my Etsy store. It does take awhile to make a large shawl out of sock weight yarn but I love doing it. Here's the newest one.....I call it "My Faith"....
Beautiful teals, steel blues, greens and a touch of purple just ready for springtime.
Well I hope each and every one of you has a fantastic weekend and is able to get some stitchie time in as well as being able to spend some time with your family. My family is limited but that just makes me appreciate what I have left more.
Blessings on a perfect day, Barbara