I was hoping I would have the Shepherd's Bush Slate Snowman finished by now but no such luck. My eyes are having trouble focusing on the threads of the fabric. I have this problem often with darker hand dyed linen....why?.....I have no idea. I am determined to finish it this weekend if our yard work gets finished fast. Another limb fell off our maple tree in the front yard so we need to cut that up before we can mow grass. I have a thing about cutting down trees.....I don't like it. I won't even have a natural Christmas tree. I just don't like it and now we have to make the decision to cut down this old maple. I wouldn't worry about it so much if it was in the back yard but it's between our property and the neighbors and I don't want anything happening to their house because of our tree. I'm going to miss her if we have to cut it down. She's offered many years of very nice shade.
Here is what I have finished so far on it. I love the little house, trees and sheep at the bottom.
I've got the yarn bug again and I'm thinking of making a shawl using this beautiful lace weight yarn I purchased on Etsy from a fantastic Dyer. Her store is JulieSpins and she truly is a magician when it comes to colors. Her base yarns are wonderful to the touch. This one is Merino and Silk and I love the names of the combinations she comes up with. This one is called Grandmother's Kitchen. Is that not perfect?
Each skein has 870 yards so I'll have plenty to work with and it will be a wonderful light weight over the shoulders.
No post would be complete without an update of my little buddy...Little John. Peyton sent me this this morning of the big boy walking in his new shoes. Don't ya just love that smile!!! I could just look at him all day. Peyton and I went out for lunch on wednesday and of course Little John was along. He can be in a grouchy mood in the car but as soon as he's in a store or a restaurant to watch people, he's happy as a lark. We went to Olive Garden and I think he had more of my minestrone soup than I did.
I can't believe he'll be a year old next month. Time sure passes fast when you don't want it to.
I thank God for all the great ladies I have met thru my blog and I hope everyone remembers to thank God for family and friends.