Friday, July 22, 2016

Some new goodies and a new start

First off I want to say Thank You for the nice comments I received about my Three Gables.  I really did enjoy stitching that and hopefully by now Joyce has received the pattern and the threads I mailed to her.  
I've started something new and it's a Threadwork Primitive design called "Sunbird".  I'm stitching this on a 32ct. hand dyed with silks.

I'm also working on a shawl for a friend in Pa.  She wanted something "happy" and machine washable.  I chose Isaac Mizrahr's Premier in a pretty pink color.                              

I also was somewhat of a bad girl when it came to purchasing yarn this past week.  Here's what I bought:

The one in the front with the purples and blues is an Araucania Huasco DK weight of 100% Merino Wool.  The pink and green one is a hand dyed by one of my favorite dyers on Etsy....JulieSpins....and it's 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon and last but not least is the purple and green one in the back.  That also is an Araucania Huasco DK weight of 100% Merino.  I really don't need anymore yarn but the colors just pull me to them.  

Peyton and I went shopping on Wednesday for a dress for their engagement portrait and I think she chose a beautiful lace dress in navy blue with a tan underlining.  

I hope all you ladies have a wonderful weekend and hopefully not so hot weather.  We are going out to dinner tonite with John, Peyton and Little John so that makes my weekend right there.  We're going to Kobe' DH favorite restaurant.

Blessings To All, Barbara


Vickie said...

Oh Sunbird looks very sweet Barbara. :)
I am jealous of the shawl. ;)
Peyton's dress is very nice and classic.
Have a wonderful dinner out.

Laura said...

Your daughter looks lovely and so does your stitching :)

diamondc said...

Peyton chose a lovely dress, so pretty.
Love your new start.
The shawl is lovely.
Nice yarn choices.


Marilyn said...

Nice start.
Those are some beautiful yarns.
Peyton picked out a very pretty dress.
I bet you had a great time out to dinner with Little John. :)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Pretty shawl! Beautiful daughter- love the dress!

Sweet Sue said...

lovely dress choice, well done peyton! enjoy your weekend and dinner out. ps: you're n.e.v.e.r. a bad girl:) xo

Barb said...

Hi Barbara, the one from over the pond here, liking the new start , the wool especially the pink green shaded one is just gorgeous. My colours too. Oh I am admiring Peyton in her new dress ,a pic of the engagement pic please.Hope the meal was good and that you are all well in the Orlando sunshine. We have had a week of our british summer and it was just too darn hot, bit cooler today and a breeze . I actually got a blog post done today so if you want to see what I have been up to since I have been missing I would love to see you. Is Yosemite anywhere near you,probably miles and miles away. My geography is hopeless.
Speak soon ,hugs from me to you.